Sunday, May 30, 2010

Chocolate Cake with a Kick

Heat, men love it. I of course mean “heat” in food, this is a recipe and cooking blog yah know! Mind out of the gutter please. Since it is my duty to provide calories to my man I was doing my normal patrol around the internet searching for new recipes to try and came across “Mexican Chocolate Cake” - ? So key here is a little cayenne pepper and a wee bit of balsamic, I was intrigued to say the least. The results are a fantastic little piece of chocolate cake with a kick, totally worth a try if you want to spice things up a bit and definitely a nice surprise for anyone who enjoys heat.


1 ½ cups of flour
1 cup of sugar
½ cup of unsweetened cocoa
2 tsp of cinnamon
1 tsp baking soda
¼ tsp cayenne pepper
¼ tsp salt
1 cup of cold water
¼ canola oil
1 tbs vanilla extract
1 tbs balsamic vinegar


Preheat your oven to 350 and lets get rolling.

In a large bowl whisk together all of the dry ingredients. Add the wet ingredients into this bowl and mix well. Pour the batter into your desired baking dish, I used a mini loaf pan to make 8 little loafs.

These little guys baked at 350 for about 30 minutes.
I dusted these cakes with powdered sugar.


Michelle J said...

Holy Cow, is that straight-up cayenne pepper on the plate?!?

I'll bet that my hubby would love these! :)

Jennifurla said...

Sure is :)

Cara said...

Sounds amazing! I love chocolate with spice, but I am really intrigued by the addition of balsamic.