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Flourless Bittersweet Chocolate Chili Cake

Flourless Bittersweet Chocolate Chili Cake

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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.  I used my go-to flourless chocolate cake recipe and added dried chilies which I ground in a coffee grinder (I keep one just for spices).  To cool down the spicy chilies I served this cake with 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. 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:

Preheat oven to 350.

Creme the butter until light and fluffy.

Add the sugar and mix just to incorporate.

Add the eggs one at a time until combined.

Mix in the chocolate and chili.

Pour into a lightly buttered  8″ cake pan, I like to use a cake pan with a removable bottom.

Bake for 25 minutes.

Let cool for about 10 minutes before removing from pan.



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Jennifer J

Monday 4th of January 2010

The title of this recipe stopped me in my blog browsing tracks. With chocolate, chilis, caramel and sea salt, all flavor bases are covered. Simply put: YUM.


Wednesday 23rd of December 2009

Bella this will be the first gelato I make in 2010!

Joan Nova

Tuesday 22nd of December 2009

love the idea of heat, sweet and salt...not to mention chocolate!

kamran siddiqi

Monday 21st of December 2009

Why don't we live closer to each other! Looks heavenly and I think some drool seeped into my keyboard. Either way, it was soo worth it! :)

Great post! :)