Cocoa Cayenne Cake

Dark Chocolate and Cayenne Pepper…

Not only an intense combination for the palate, but also an Aphrodisiac known by the Aztecs since 700 BC. This gorgeous cake will make you desire these flavors more and more.


1 1/2 sticks Organic Sweet Cream Butter

3 oz Dark Chocolate (80% or higher), chopped

1 Cup scant Organic Sugar

1 Cup Hot Filtered Water

1 Cup Organic Flour

1/2 teaspoon Non-Aluminum Baking Powder

2 Tablespoons Cocoa Powder (Non-Alkalized)

1 teaspoon Cayenne Pepper, ground

1/2 teaspoon Sea Salt

1 Large Organic Egg, beaten


Combine the butter, chocolate, sugar and hot water in a pan over low heat until the chocolate melts. Stir until smooth then transfer to a large bowl, and allow to cool for about 15 minutes. Mix in the flour, baking powder, cocoa powder, cayenne pepper and sea salt into the mixture then add in the egg.

Butter a round cake pan and preheat the oven to 325 degrees F

Pour the cake batter in the pan and bake for 45 minutes, or until it has risen and is firm to the touch. Allow to cool in the cake pan for about 30 minutes.

Enjoy with a Cappuccino or a scoop of Vanilla Bean Gelato!

Naughty and Delicious

7 thoughts on “Cocoa Cayenne Cake

  1. beautiful pictures Hayley! Man this cake does look naughty and VERY delicious — i love that you mixed the cayenne with the cocoa. At work Chef makes this chipotle flourless chocalate cake and it’s phenomenal so I can only imagine how good this must taste! Thanks for sharing

  2. My favorite picture but they are all gorgeous. Ive tasted about 5 of these recipes and all are fantastic. Thanks for sharing your recipes. You are the best Haley

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