Wednesday, May 11, 2011
Sometimes though, you have to go ahead and jump in... instead of waiting for "the dream" to be reality. No I didn't unpack my KitchenAid, but I did take out a quite capable hand mixer. Since Ernesto's birthday was last week, I had reason to make this happen. He is a big chocolate fan. He is also a chile addict. Everything (and I mean everything) needs to be spicy for him to be satisfied. While searching for a delicious cake to bake him for his birthday the other day, I came across this Spicy Chipotle Chocolate Cake recipe and knew this was the one I must bake.
At 9am I put on my apron and got started. While mixing the batter, I wondered why people use boxed cake mix. It is so easy to make one from scratch and I already had all of the ingredients in my kitchen.
I popped the 2 cake pans in the oven and whipped up the to-die-for cream cheese and nutella frosting. Nutella is a hazelnut-chocolate spread and you won't be disappointed with its flavor.
When I took the cakes out of the oven I was a bit surprised that it did not rise. But after going back to the recipe and reading the comments, it really is more of a brownie like consistency instead of a moist cake. (Plus there is only 3/8 cup flour) Either way, it turned out delicious, and mi esposo was happy! Let the traditions begin!!