This Mexican chocolate cake w/chili powder is low in fat because it uses applesauce instead of oil !!
MEXICAN CHILI CHOCOLATE CAKE
1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour 1 cup sugar 1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa 2 teaspoons cinnamon 1 teaspoon baking soda 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper or ground Mexican chili powder 1/4 teaspoon salt 1 cup cold water 1/4 cup applesauce 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
Chocolate Glaze: 1 cup confectioners' sugar 1/2 cup cocoa 6 tablespoons water 10 small fresh strawberries
Heat oven to 350° F.
Lightly coat an 8-inch round cake pan with vegetable cooking spray.
Combine all the cake ingredients in a mixing bowl and stir until smooth. Pour into the pan and bake 25 to 30 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.
Cool in the pan on a wire rack for 10 minutes. Remove from pan and cool completely
When the cake has cooled, whisk together the first three glaze ingredients.
Dip each strawberry into the glaze and set aside. Pour the remaining glaze over the cake and arrange the strawberries on top. Set aside to dry, about 30 minutes.
Are you sure it's chili powder (mixed with all kinds of seasonings) or just chili pepper seasoning (straight up chili)? I have heard of chili chocolate (that has chili peppers) but never heard of chocolate with chili "seasoning."
I don't have a recipe for something like that but I am sure if you google it you'd come up with some. Another idea are churros which are long pieces of fried dough tossed in cinnamon sugar. Really awesome and easy to make. If you have an older version of Better Homes & Gardens (maybe from the 80s) there is a recipe in it that is really easy... I think they called it Mexican Donuts. When I went to Panama we went to a restaurant for churros and hot chocolate...
We are having carry-in at work next month and the theme is Mexican. I have heard of a chocolate ckae with chili powder. Does any one have a recipe? or any ideas?( other than flan or fried ice cream) Thanks
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