I am doing a cake next month for a latin party (made to look like a pinata) and I was thinking of doing something along the lines of mexican hot chocolate...
Anyone have ideas? Is this weird? Also it has to be a cake you can carve.
I will ice in BC.. but what should I flavor this as?!?!
I think it has potential... but who knows
I don't know if this will help but I got a fantastic recipe for mexican hot chocolate cake off the food network a few years ago. Everyone loves it. it's essentially a vanilla cake with cinnamon and the icing is a french buttercream with white and dark chocolate and chili pepper. I can dig it out for you if you like. the cake is a scratch recipe too so it's pretty sturdy, would probably do well for carving.
Are you seeking a Mexican Chocolate cake recipe, or a chocolate chile cake recipe?
As mentioned by stephaniecakenj, standard Mexican Chocolate has cinnamon added into it. A chocolate chile recipe is different, as it incorporates ground chiles in the batter. The norm is to use 2-3 teaspoons of ground ancho, which is a mild chile, and will give the cake a more savory taste. If you want something hotter, you could use ground chipotle or cayenne.
sorry for the delayed response!
I used a similar recipe where I just add cinnamon and cayenne to a doctored chocolate cake recipe!
Rave reviews. Going to mix buttercream with dulce de leche for the middle
Wow, these sound so yummy! Theresa, please post your recipe!