I wanted to spice up things up for our entry into the Scharffen Berger Chocolate Adventure Contest, as well as for a dinner party so I made this Flourless Bittersweet Chocolate Chili Cake with Salted Caramel Gelato.  I used my go-to flourless chocolate cake and substituted warm wintery spices with dried chilies, that I ground up in a coffee grinder (I keep one just for spices).  To help cool down the spicy chilies I served this cake with a salted caramel gelato.  It was a hit with all our guests, even the children!

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Flourless Bittersweet Chocolate Chili Cake

Serves 8


  • 8 oz. scharffen berger bittersweet chocolate, melted and cooled
  • 1 stick of good quality unsalted butter
  • 1/4 – 1/2 teaspoon ground chilis, depending on the heat you want
  • 4 eggs
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • your favorite salted caramel gelato

How To:

  1. Preheat oven to 350.
  2. Creme the butter until light and fluffy.
  3. Add the sugar and mix just to incorporate.
  4. Add the eggs one at a time until combined.
  5. Mix in the chocolate and chili.
  6. Pour into a lightly buttered pan, I like to use a tart pan with a removable bottom.
  7. Bake for 25 minutes.
  8. Let cool for about 10 minutes before removing from pan.
  9. Serve.
  10. Eat.
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