Dusting Chocolate Cake Pans

Cocoa Powdered Cake Pans

When making a chocolate torte-style cake like this one, which is filled with frosting or whipped cream but the sides are left exposed, dust the pans with cocoa powder. Use the cocoa powder just as you would regular all-purpose flour making sure to gently tap the excess out before filling the pans. This prevents the cake from having whitish or pale crumb residue after being removed, and gives your cakes a nice, dark uniform appearance.