Chocolate Chili Pepper Cake Recipe? Anyone?

Baking By Alfiesmom Updated 24 Aug 2010 , 3:52am by bakercoz

Alfiesmom Posted 6 Aug 2010 , 3:42pm
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I know that chocolate candies can be made with added chili pepper powder. I have a chili pepper enthusiast's birthday cake to make and she requested chocolate. i thought it would be unique to have the two ingredients combined. not excessively hot, but with that punch that pepper can add to chocolate. anybody have a recipe, or idea of proportions (chili powder to cocoa)? Thanks

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Alfiesmom Posted 7 Aug 2010 , 3:15pm
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never mind. there is a recipe in the Recipes/Mexican cakes. It didn't come up when I did a search or I wouldn't have asked.

kger Posted 16 Aug 2010 , 1:57am
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Can you post it? I've been trying to open that recipe for 2 hours now, and for some reason it won't load:

Alfiesmom Posted 16 Aug 2010 , 12:12pm
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here it is. I made a batch as cupcakes for people to try. the chocolate taste wasn't as strong but there was a nice bite afterwards where the cayenne kicked in. overall good and I'm going to use it. HOWEVER, I am going to substitute brewed coffee for the water and add a tsp of vanilla so that the chocolate flavor of the cake won't get lost. I also would cut the amount of cinnamon to 2 tsp

Chocolate Chili Cake

Posted by mandyloo in Cake Mix Cakes, Chocolate Cakes, Mexican

I made this slightly unusual cake at my boyfriends request. He wanted a spicy chocolate cake that isnt too weird.

Chocolate Chili Cake
1 box any brand chocolate cake mix
ingredients on box (I always add an extra egg and box of sugar free pudding)
1 1/2 t cayenne
2 t chil powder
2 1/2 t cinnamon

Whisk spices in with dry cake mix and then prepare as directed on the box.

kger Posted 16 Aug 2010 , 12:58pm
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Thanks for the tip. What filling or bc did you pair it with?

Alfiesmom Posted 16 Aug 2010 , 1:43pm
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i made "Buddy Valasco's Buttercream" with some Bailey's coffee creamer added.

kger Posted 16 Aug 2010 , 5:00pm
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So, how was it? Would you make it again? I'm thinking about offering it as a gourmet flavor.

Was the frosting recipe from the recipe forum, or elsewhere. There seem to be a few versions of Buddy Valastro's buttercream out there. Some with whole eggs, some with 1/2 shortening & 1/2 butter...

Darth_Aerdna Posted 16 Aug 2010 , 5:13pm
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Lindt chocolate makes a chili chocolate bar that I bet would make an incredible buttercream if it was used instead of cocoa powder

mandyloo Posted 16 Aug 2010 , 5:14pm
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I've paired that cake with chocolate pudding, chocolate buttercream, and vanilla buttercream, and I was pretty happy with how it turned out with each, though my boyfriend's definite favorite was the pudding filling and plain chocolate buttercream. icon_smile.gif

kger Posted 16 Aug 2010 , 6:21pm
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How did you do the pudding filling? Just pudding mix and milk, or did you use whipping cream?

Alfiesmom Posted 16 Aug 2010 , 6:31pm
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I used Buddy's butter/shortening recipe.

Darth: I'm gonna look for those chocolate bars! would be great addition ground up even to the cake batter (cut back on some spices) and to flavor the icing
Thanks all

kger Posted 16 Aug 2010 , 8:43pm
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I have one of them in my pantry I'd picked up awhile ago for a door prize for a baby shower. Good idea to mix it into batter or bc.

Darth_Aerdna Posted 16 Aug 2010 , 10:09pm
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In Maine, I can get the chili chocolate at just about any grocery store.
Now I want to make some chocolate chili buttercream!!!!!

mandyloo Posted 16 Aug 2010 , 10:40pm
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Originally Posted by kger

How did you do the pudding filling? Just pudding mix and milk, or did you use whipping cream?

I prefer pudding mix and whipping cream (LOVE that texture) boyfriend however (the person I made the cake for) loves his pudding packs.

bakercoz Posted 24 Aug 2010 , 3:52am
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I worked in a bakery and we did a wedding cake once that was chocolate cake but we made a ganache and added some cayenne pepper to it. The cake then had fresh orange roses and plastic chili peppers-fresh chili peppers would have been overkill. It was a cool looking cake and what an interesting flavor.

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