Are you in the mood for an extraordinary dessert that tantalizes your taste buds with a perfect blend of sweet and spicy? Look no further! Our Spicy Chocolate Cake combines the richness of dark chocolate with the daring heat of chili, creating a dessert that's anything but ordinary. Dive into this recipe, and learn how to make a cake that will surprise and delight your guests.
Spicy Chocolate Cake might be an all-year indulgence, but its warm and spicy notes make it a fantastic choice for autumn and winter gatherings. The bold flavor of chili dark chocolate adds a touch of excitement to traditional family holidays like Thanksgiving and Christmas. Speaking of unexpected flavors, why not also explore our Coconut Cream Pie? It's another extraordinary dessert that contrasts with the Spicy Chocolate Cake, offering a refreshing taste of summer, no matter the season.
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- Chili Dark Chocolate
See recipe card for quantities.
Cutting the Chocolate
Finely chop the chili chocolate and place it in a bowl.
Melt the chocolate over a water bath, and in another bowl, cream the room temperature butter & sugar before mixing in the chocolate and eggs. Finally, sift in flour and mix well.
Preparing the Mold
Grease a 9'' pie mold and dust it with flour, ensuring the cake won't stick.
Pour the batter into the mold and bake in a preheated oven at 425°F for 15-20 minutes.
Let the cake cool down for an hour before refrigerating for 2 hours.
Unmold the cake by flipping it over and cut a slice to enjoy!
Hint: The super important chili dark chocolate is the star of this recipe, so make sure to choose a quality brand. The intensity of the chili flavor in the chocolate will greatly affect the final taste of the cake. It's a delicate balance between the sweet and spicy, so choose according to your preference.
- A dairy-free butter substitute can be used if you are lactose intolerant.
- Add a pinch of cinnamon for an additional warmth and flavor.
- Top the cake with a sprinkle of sea salt or candied chili for an extra kick.
- A double boiler for melting the chocolate.
- 9'' pie mold is recommended, but a similar-sized cake pan can be used with adjusted baking times.
Store the cake in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to a week.
Ensure that the chocolate is finely chopped to promote even melting. A uniform batter will create a cake with the perfect texture.
The chili dark chocolate adds a unique flavor, but regular dark chocolate can be used with a pinch of chili powder.
Greasing and flouring the mold thoroughly will prevent sticking.
Yes, it can be frozen for up to 3 months, without any toppings.
Replace eggs with a vegan egg substitute, butter with vegan butter, and ensure that the chili dark chocolate is vegan.
Milk chocolate will make the cake sweeter and may reduce the spiciness.
Choose chili dark chocolate with a milder or stronger flavor according to preference.
It pairs well with vanilla ice cream or whipped cream.
Nuts or dried fruits can be added for additional texture and flavor.
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400g Chili Dark Chocolate
Cutting the Chocolate:
- Start by finely chopping the chili chocolate
- Place everything in a bowl
- Over a water bath, melt the chocolate
- Set aside the melted chocolate
- In another bowl, mix the room temperature butter & sugar
- Stop mixing when the mixture turns light
- Add in the melted chocolate and mix
- In a separate bowl, lightly whisk the eggs and add to the mix
- Mix until it comes together nicely
- It's time to sift your flour into the mixture and mix
Preparing the Mold and Baking:
- Grease a pie mold (9'')
- Dust some flour on top to make sure it wouldn't stick
- Pour the batter into the mold
- Flatten it slightly & preheat the oven to 425°F
- Bake for 15-20 minutes & let it cool down 1h
- Cover & refrigerate for about 2 hours
- Unmold it by flipping it over!
- Cut a well-earned slice for yourself!
- This is The Dessert You Deserve!
- Prep Time: 30 minutes
- Cook Time: 20 minutes
- Category: Dessert
- Method: Baking
- Cuisine: Fusion
- Diet: Vegetarian
- Always use fresh ingredients and ensure the eggs are well-cooked.
- Store the cake properly to prevent it from drying out or absorbing other flavors from the fridge.