Today I decided to attempt a chocolate chilli cake. I decided to follow Jamie Oliver’s instruction as his recipes are generally simple and quite effective. Here’s how it all went:
Making and baking
We were a bit unclear about what constitutes as ‘one-three chilli’s’ as no particular size was mentioned in the recipe. I went for two large ones (threeish centimeters) and this worked well. Will definitely be using this recipe again if just for the mixture alone – It was like chocolate mousse! I had to force myself to put it away in the oven.
Taste and texture: Really chocolatey and moist with just a slight chilli kick. Icing is really smooth and creamy, a good contrast to the spicy sponge. I love it, really different but not too outrageous.
Cost: £5ish by shopping tactically (and I got tons of cake for this).
Lessons learnt: Get a spring form cake tin. Cooked half the cake in an old school one and lost a huge chunk of sponge when trying to prise it out.
Cake or Mistake? I vote it an extremely good piece of cake. And you?…..