Raw cocoa is simply pure powder from the cacao bean unprocessed. It has a darker taste and a more bitter flavor. If you like really dark chocolate and all it’s amazing health benefits – this is a good choice.
Natural cocoa powder is from roasted cocoa beans. Still on the darker chocolate side with bitter notes.
Dutch process cocoa powder is treated with an alkalizing agent to neutralize acidity. It is smoother and more mild in flavor. If using Dutch Process chocolate in this recipe use 1/2 teaspoon of baking powder instead of the 1/4 teaspoon of baking soda.