Sassy Chilli Chocolate Cake—Dessert for 2

Indulge in this Mexican-inspired sassy chilli chocolate cake! With a mix of cocoa powder, chili powder, and chocolate chips, this delicious cake is sure to be a hit. Enjoy the perfect balance of sweet and spicy in this easy-to-make recipe.

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Sassy Chilli Chocolate Cake

You Need This Stuff

  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup cocoa powder
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 3/4 cup butter, softened
  • 2 cups granulated sugar
  • 3 large eggs, room temperature 
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract 
  • 3/4 cup buttermilk, room temperature 
  • 2 tbsp chilli powder 
  • 1/4 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips

Do This With That Stuff

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit
  2. In a medium bowl, whisk together the flour, cocoa powder, baking soda, baking powder, chili powder, and salt
  3. In a separate bowl, cream together the butter and sugar until light and fluffy
  4. Add the eggs one at a time, beating well after each addition
  5. Add the vanilla extract
  6. Alternate adding the buttermilk and the dry ingredients, beginning and ending with the dry ingredients
  7. Fold in the chocolate chips
  8. Grease and flour a 9-inch round cake pan
  9. Pour the batter into the prepared pan
  10. Bake for 30-35 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean
  11. Allow the cake to cool in the pan for 10 minutes before transferring to a wire rack to cool completely.

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Beti’s Reflections

I’m always on the hunt for unique recipes to tantalize my taste buds, so when I heard about this Mexican-inspired sassy chilli chocolate cake, I knew I had to give it a try! After gathering all the ingredients – 2 cups all-purpose flour, 1/2 cup cocoa powder, 1 tsp baking soda, 1/2 tsp baking powder, 1/4 tsp salt, 3/4 cup butter, softened, 2 cups granulated sugar, 3 large eggs, room temperature , 1 tsp vanilla extract , 3/4 cup buttermilk, room temperature , 2 tbsp chilli powder , and 1/4 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips – I mixed them together and poured the batter into a greased and floured 9-inch round cake pan. 

As it baked in the oven, the aroma of chilli powder and chocolate chips filled my kitchen. When the timer went off, I took out the cake and let it cool for 10 minutes before transferring it to a wire rack. When I cut into it, I was amazed at how moist and flavorful it was! Everyone at the dinner party loved it and asked for seconds. This sassy chilli chocolate cake is sure to be a hit at any gathering – trust me!

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