Monday, May 6, 2013

Chipotle Chocolate Chip Cake: Sexy, Feel-Good Fare

I don't trust people who don't like chocolate. There, I've said it. Allergies? Sure, I can understand allergies, but a person who doesn't like chocolate? Something just ain't right, there.

Research has unearthed a plethora of health benefits attributed to chocolate consumption. (For my "Three Amigos" fans... What is a plethora?)

Firstly, regular chocolate eaters may frequently have a lower Body Mass Index (BMI).

Secondly, chocolate is full of antioxidants, when processed correctly.

Thirdly, chocolate may reduce risk factors for heart disease.

Finally, eating chocolate may -- for women -- increase sexual libido and arousal response.

I'm sorry, but a person's gotta have a pretty hearty grudge against chocolate to not like all that.

And hot peppers? Well, they release endorphins, the pleasure hormone. So, pairing chilis with chocolate provides a perfect combination for sexy, feel-good, fare.


Let's make some sexy cake!

Chipotle Chocolate Chip Cake

1 2/3 c. unbleached flour
1 c. cane juice crystals or natural sugar
1/4 c. cocoa powder
1 t. baking soda
1/2 t. sea salt
1 t. ground chipotle powder
1 c. water
1/3 c. oil
1 t. apple cider vinegar
1/2 t. vanilla extract

1/2 c. non-dairy chocolate chips


Preheat over to 350 degrees.

In a large bowl, combine flour, cane juice crystals, cocoa powder, baking soda, salt and chipotle powder.

Stir together until well-mixed.

Add water, oil, vinegar and vanilla and stir until smooth and blended.

Pour into a greased 9-inch round baking pan.

Sprinkle chocolate chips over top of cake batter and bake for 35 to 40 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the middle of the cake comes out clean.

Allow cake to cool for 10 minutes before removing from pan, then get your sexy on!

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