Chocolate Chipotle Brownie Cake: A Slice of Heaven

June 22, 2011 3 comments
Chocolate Chipotle Brownie Cake

Chocolate Chipotle Brownie Cake

This cake was created as the dessert for a chapter of the book entitled A Taste of Baja.  The spicy kick in the Chocolate Chipotle Brownie Cake is set off by cool, creamy vanilla ice cream.

¾ cup butter
6 ounces semi-sweet chocolate, chips or pieces
4 ounces unsweetened chocolate chips or pieces
4 large eggs
¾ cup sugar
½ cup brown sugar
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
1 1/2 teaspoons chipotle powder
¼ teaspoon cayenne pepper
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1 cup all-purpose flour
½ cup raisins, soaked overnight in beer, drained
½ cup hazelnuts, chopped and toasted
powdered sugar — for garnish
vanilla ice cream, if desired
espresso shots (optional)
 Prepare cake pan and preheat oven.
  Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  Butter and flour a 10” springform pan or 9” square pan.
 Prepare cake batter.
  Put the butter and chocolate in a microwaveable dish and melt them together on HIGH for a few seconds at a time until the chocolate is melted.  Stir well. Cool.
  In bowl of electric mixer, beat the eggs in a mixing bowl until they start to thicken. Add the sugars. Continue beating until the mixture is light and fluffy. Stir in vanilla and chocolate mixture.
 Combine ingredients.
  Combine the chipotle powder, cayenne pepper, cinnamon and flour.
  Gently stir the combined dry ingredients into the wet ingredients. Gently add the raisins and hazelnuts, stirring just until combined. Don’t over-mix.
 Bake cake.
  Pour the mixture into the greased and floured springform pan. Bake just until set 25-30 minutes. Cool in the pan. Turn out and cut into wedges.  Dust with powdered sugar and serve with vanilla ice cream, topping with a shot of espresso if desired.
  Serve cake.
  Serve cake, adding a scoop of vanilla ice cream and top with a shot of espresso, if desired.


3 Responses to “Chocolate Chipotle Brownie Cake: A Slice of Heaven”

  1. Lise Zondler says:

    Fantastic! As one who has had the opportunity to enjoy the Chocolate Chipotle Brownie Cake, I can truthfully say that they are Fantastic! The chipotle and cayenne add a wonderful heat and unique flavor and perfectly complimentary to the chocolate. This is a great way to finish a summer meal. I highly recommend this recipe. Thanks K!

  2. Rhonda Rhyne says:

    The Chocolate Chipolte Brownie was indeed a slice of heaven…truly something to die for!! It just melts in your mouth!

    Karin, you are the most creative chef! Thanks for sharing your passion and talent for creating incredible delights! Not to mention the astonishingly beautiful photography…can’t wait to see your cookbook!

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