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The History of Chocolate

The history of chocolate begins in Mesoamerica.

Don't touch my chocolate, dude!

Don’t touch my chocolate, dude!

Chocolate, the fermented, roasted, and ground beans of the Theobroma cacao, can be traced to the Mokaya and other pre-Olmec people, with evidence of chocolate beverages dating back to 1900 BC.

The Aztecs believed that cacao seeds were the gift of Quetzalcoatl, the God of wisdom, and the seeds had so much value they were used as a form of currency. Originally prepared only as a drink, chocolate was served as a bitter, frothy liquid, mixed with spices, wine or corn puree. It was believed to have aphrodisiac powers and to give the drinker strength.

After its arrival in Spain in the sixteenth century, sugar was added to it and it became popular through Europe, first among the ruling classes and then among the common people. In the 20th century, chocolate was considered a staple, essential in the rations of United States soldiers at war.

The word “chocolate” comes from the Classical Nahuatl word xocolātl (meaning “bitter water”), and entered the English language from Spanish.

From: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/History_of_chocolate

Watch This Cute Boy Make The Best Secret Recipe Of Chocolate Cake – Recipe tutorial

Recipe in video :

1 1/2 cup of sugar
1 3/4 cups All purpose flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon cinnamon powder
pinch of salt
1/4 teaspoon instant coffee granules(optional)
1/2 teaspoon whiskey (optional)
1 cup of butter
1 1/2 cup of yogurt
3/4 cups of cocoa powder
2 Large eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla extract

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