Sometimes it's fun to cook something a little out of the ordinary, and this Tabasco infused chocolate cake ticks all our boxes.
But don't thank us for the recipe. This brilliant cake has been whipped up by leading patissier and chocolatier, Will Torrent, who's appeared on Jamie Oliver's TV show Food Fight Club.
The combination of dark chocolate and chilli is a powerful aphrodisiac - the capsaicin in peppers heats up the body and increases blood flow and the phenylethylamines in chocolate increases the mood-boosting chemicals in the brain. So it's pretty much the perfect Valentine's Day dessert!
Here's how to get it right...
Will Torrent's Hot and Healthy Tabasco® Chocolate Cake
This cake is dairy free, it does not contain eggs and can be made with gluten free flour.
250g plain flour
350g Demerara sugar
65g plain cocoa powder
1 tsp baking powder
1 tsp salt
10g Tabasco® Red Pepper Sauce
240ml extra virgin olive oil
1 tsp vanilla bean paste
100g roughly chopped dark chocolate
Preheat the oven to 180 C / Gas mark 4.
In a large bowl, stir together the flour, sugar, cocoa powder, baking powder and salt. Pour in water, Tabasco®, olive oil and vanilla and the dark chocolate; mix until combined.
Place into an 8" loose bottomed lined cake tin.
Bake for 45 minutes in the preheated oven, until the top is no longer shiny. Allow to cool for at least 10 minutes before dusting with cocoa powder.
Enjoy warm, when the middle is still gooey! Serve with fresh cream.
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