Classic Chocolate Cake

Classic Chocolate Cake with a Kick

This simple chocolate cake recipe is full of rich chocolate flavor, plus it includes chili powder for a little extra spice. This sweet indulgence is so easy to make, you may want to give up the regular version and swap it for the gluten free prep method!


  • 8 oz. semi-sweet chocolate
  • 1/2 C. salted butter
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 tsp. chili powder
  • 1 tsp. vanilla


  1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees.
  2. Grease an 8-inch cake pan (springform works best) and dust with cocoa powder. Melt chocolate and butter in slow simmering double boiler.
  3. Remove from heat.
  4. In a separate bowl, lightly beat eggs, chili power and 1 tsp. vanilla.
  5. Pour in and mix with chocolate butter mixture.
  6. Pour into pan.
  7. Place pan in a water bath of boiling water.
  8. Water should come 1/2 way up the side of the cake pan.
  9. Place on middle rack of oven.
  10. Bake for 45-50 minutes.
  11. Allow cake to cool for 15 minutes.
  12. Turn out onto serving plate.
  13. Allow to cool thoroughly.

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