Chilli Chocolate Cake Recipe

A rich and delicious indulgent chocolate cake with a hint of heat from addition of chillies is a sure hit among everyone. Serve Chilli Chocolate Cake with homemade strawberry compote and enjoy.

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Chilli Chocolate Cake Recipe
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The Chilli Chocolate Cake recipe is a beloved recipe that has been with me for many years. I am yet to meet a person who doesn't love it. It comes out perfect every time it is made,  and is also very easy to execute. 

Usually, I make just an ordinary chocolate cake but have added some fresh chilli to it this time, to give it an interesting turn and I'm very happy with the way it has turned out. You get a hint of heat coupled with the deep rich chocolate flavour which takes the cake to a different level altogether.

Serve Chilli Chocolate Cake Recipe as a dessert along with a party meal of Loaded Veggie NachosMexican Vegetarian Burrito Bowl  and Strawberry Mojito .


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Cuisine: Continental
Course: Dessert
Diet: Eggetarian
Prep in

0 M

Cooks in

40 M

Total in

40 M


6-8 Servings


  • 100 grams Butter (Salted) , melted
  • 100 grams Caster Sugar
  • 2 Whole Eggs
  • 180 grams All Purpose Flour (Maida)
  • 4 tablespoons Cocoa Powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon Baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon Salt
  • 1 Fresh Red chillies , finely chopped (optional)
  • Strawberry Compote , 1 recipe

How to make Chilli Chocolate Cake Recipe

  1. To begin making the chilli chocolate cake recipe, preheat the oven to 180 C. Grease and dust a springform pan or a baking dish of your choice. Keep aside.

  2. Sift the flour, salt, baking powder and cocoa powder together and keep aside.

  3. In the bowl of a stand mixer or a large bowl; beat in the sugar and butter until light and fluffy. Gradually add in one egg at a time and then beat until soft, airy and fluffy. 

  4. Next add in the flour mixture and the chillies and fold well until well combined. 

  5. For the spice, I've used a mild chilli and that's why ended up using more than half of it. You can decide what amount you want to use depending on how hot your chilli is.

  6. Now, pour the entire chilli chocolate cake batter into the greased baking dish.

  7. Bake in the the oven for about 30 minutes at 180 C.  Check if the cake is crispy on top and gooey in the middle. The gooey center makes the cake delicious when served hot.

  8. Once done, remove from the oven, and serve hot. 

  9. The Chilli Chocolate Cake can be enjoyed as a perfect evening snack or even a delectable after-dinner dessert along with a strawberry compote.

  10. Serve Chilli Chocolate Cake Recipe as a dessert along with a party meal of Loaded Veggie NachosMexican Vegetarian Burrito Bowl  and Strawberry Mojito .