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.
SEXY IS GOOD.
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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