How to make Mousse au Chocolat (normally consisting of eggs, cream, cacao powder, sugar, possibly some butter and vanilla) without any cacao or cocoa powder. It should still taste like cacao and a nutty or caramel-like flavor is welcome too

  • I don’t know if there’s anything that might help to modify carob better (maybe espresso powder? Lots of recipes says it enhances chocolate flavors). Foodsubs recommends reducing the temperature when baking it: foodsubs.com/ingredients/cocoa
    – Joe
    Mar 14, 2023 at 15:19
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    Hey, it's pretty hard to take questions on SA that ask for a listing of "everything", becuase there's never any way to know that the list is complete, and you end up with multiple, overlapping, but not identical, lists in the answers. Can you change this question to ask for -- for example -- cacao substitutions for a particular purpose? or ones that can be combined?
    – FuzzyChef
    Mar 14, 2023 at 19:19
  • Thats a great idea. Thanks @Joe Got it, that's true. I just wanted to point out that everything that may come to your mind, is what I am looking for. Not that I want to know everything in existence. Hope now it is clear.
    – Sebastian
    Mar 15, 2023 at 8:36
  • Hi Sebastian, I think you misunderstood FuzzyChef. The problem is not with the single word "anything", the problem is what an answer could be. We don't take questions which produce an answer that is a list of things. A substitution question we can take would look like "I have this recipe that contains cocoa powder (here you give the recipe). Which possible substitute would fit into this recipe while producing a taste and texture as close as possible to the original."
    – rumtscho
    Mar 15, 2023 at 9:09
  • Hm. Well then, I don't get it. It's silly to ask this way. I am interested in what ingredients might taste like cacao, not how to redesign one specific recipe. I see the difficulty, though, in that you couldn't choose one right answer at the end. Probably I would write an answer at the end, summarizing all options. Asking for a specific recipe is simply wrong. You should change the rules. Anyway, I will just do it.
    – Sebastian
    Mar 16, 2023 at 9:27


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