Dutch-processed Cocoa powder is made from organic peeled raw cacao that has been alkalized to remove its acidity.
Dutch processed cocoa powder is neutral, does not react with alkaline leaveners like baking soda. Usually leavened by baking powder, to make up for the absence of acids and help baked goods rise.
Dutch processed cocoa powder has more intense "chocolatey" flavor and is easy to dissolve in liquid. Produce moist and deeper colored baked goods. Ideal for brownies, European cakes and pastries.