Sunday, 9 January 2011

Chocolate Chili Cake

Having never had the opportunity to sample a chocolate chili cake and being in a chocolaty mood, I decided to give it a go.

Chocolate Chili Cake
250g Butter
300g Light Muscavado Sugar
100g Plain Flour
100g Self Raising Flour
4 Eggs
300g Dark Chocolate
2 - 4 Red Chili's

200g Dark Chocolate
200g Double Cream

Preheat the oven to 160C
Line a 20cm cake tin with greaseproof paper.
Cream the butter and sugar together until light and fluffy.
Beat in eggs a bit at a time, add a bit of flour if mix starts to split.
Melt chocolate in a bowl over a pan of simmering water, leave to cool.
Once cool add chocolate to the mixture.
Fold in the flour to the mixture.
Chop chili's finely or crush into a paste and add to the mixture.
Spoon into the cake tin and bake for about 1.5 hours and a skewer inserted into the cake comes out clean.
Leave to cool on a wire rack.

To Decorate
Use a bread knife to cut the cake horizontally in half.
Melt the chocolate in the same way as above, remove from heat and stir in the cream until smooth and glossy.

Spoon about a quarter of the choc/cream onto one half of the cake and sandwich the halves together.
Spoon the rest of the choc/cream over the top and spread across and down the sides of the cake.

Serve with a brew

Verdict: Squidgy, rich, chocolaty with a little chili heat, Lovely.



  1. Wow, look at that glistening chocolate!! The cheeky chilli is loving it in that pool of choccy - lucky fella! (@servewithabrew - I agree!! :)

  2. I think this will bring a new craze for chocolate addicts like me. Thanks for sharing this!

  3. after losing my own chocolate chilli cake, i'm really glad i came across yours. it's very similar, except mine had a hint of ginger in it too. thank you (: will be testing tonight.