Espresso, chocolate and chili cake with coffee cream

Treat your senses to the perfect blend of flavors in our espresso, chocolate and chili cake with coffee cream. This exquisite dessert will enchant your taste buds with its harmonious combination of the warmth of coffee and the gentle kick of chili, elegantly intertwined with luxurious chocolate. Perfect for a special occasion or an unforgettable dinner party, this cake is a real showstopper. To complete the experience, top it all off with a generous dollop of velvety double cream. Prepare to wow your guests with this decadent treat that will leave them wanting more.


  • 3 tablespoons flour, plus some flour for the mold
  • 250g dark chocolate, broken into pieces
  • 250g salted butter, softened and chopped, plus a little butter for greasing
  • 1 tbsp instant espresso powder
  • 2 red bird’s eye chilies, deseeded and finely chopped
  • ¼ tsp chili powder (optional)
  • 6 medium eggs, separated
  • 4 tbsp brown sugar
  • 175g powdered sugar
  • ½ tsp cream of tartar
  • 4 tbsp ground almonds
  • Cocoa powder for serving
  • 300 ml cream
  • 1 tbsp instant espresso powder

Preparation steps

  1. Preheat the oven to 180°C/160°C fan/gas 4.
  2. Grease a springform pan (22 cm) with soft butter and line the bottom with baking paper.
  3. Sprinkle a little flour around the buttered edges.
  4. Melt the chocolate and butter together over a pot of simmering water or in the microwave.
  5. As soon as it has melted, stir everything until smooth and add the espresso powder and, if necessary, chilies and chili powder.
  6. Beat the egg yolks with the brown sugar and powdered sugar in either an electric mixer or with an electric hand mixer for 5-10 minutes until thick and light.
  7. In a separate bowl, using a clean whisk, beat the egg whites and cream of tartar until soft, round peaks form.
  8. Pour the chocolate mixture onto the beaten egg yolks and sugar and stir gently until smooth.
  9. Add almonds and flour and mix again.
  10. Add the egg whites to the chocolate mixture and fold in carefully.
  11. Pour the batter into the prepared pan and bake for 40-45 minutes, until the cake is set, with a slight jiggle in the center.
  12. (If the cake starts to brown too quickly, cover it with a piece of baking paper.)
  13. Allow to cool in the tin – it will sink slightly as it cools.
  14. Run a knife around the inside of the cake pan to loosen it.
  15. Remove the baking paper and place it on a cake stand.
  16. Whisk together the cream and espresso powder until soft peaks form.
  17. Serve as a side dish or spoon onto cake dusted with a little cocoa powder.

Nutritional Information

Equipment and tools

To prepare the espresso, chocolate chili cake with coffee cream recipe, you will need the following equipment and tools:

  • Plain flour
  • Dark chocolate
  • Salted butter
  • Instant espresso powder
  • Bird’s eye view of red chili peppers
  • Chili powder (optional)
  • Eggs
  • Brown sugar
  • powdered sugar
  • Cream from tartar
  • Ground almonds
  • Cocoa powder
  • Double cream

Allergen information

The espresso, chocolate chili cake with coffee cream recipe may contain the following allergens:

  • Eggs
  • Dairy products (butter, double cream)

Storage and leftovers

After making the espresso chocolate chili cake with coffee cream, you can store the leftovers in an airtight container in the refrigerator. For the best taste and texture, it is recommended to be consumed within 2-3 days.

Health benefits of espresso, chocolate and chili cake with coffee cream

The combination of espresso, chocolate and chili in this cake not only creates a rich and delicious dessert, but also brings several health benefits. Let’s explore the nutritional benefits of these ingredients:

1. Dark chocolate

Dark chocolate, especially those with a high cocoa content, is rich in antioxidants called flavonoids. These compounds are associated with various health benefits such as: B. reducing inflammation, improving heart health and improving brain function.

2. Espresso powder

Espresso powder provides more than just a strong coffee taste. It also contains caffeine, a natural stimulant that can boost energy levels and increase mental alertness. Additionally, some studies suggest that moderate coffee consumption may reduce the risk of certain health conditions such as type 2 diabetes and Parkinson’s disease.

3. Chilies

The addition of red bird’s eye chilies and chili powder gives the cake a spicy touch. Chilies contain a compound called capsaicin, which is responsible for their fiery taste. Capsaicin has been found to have several health benefits, including pain relief, stimulating metabolism, and reducing appetite.

4 eggs

Eggs are a nutritious ingredient that provide high-quality protein and essential nutrients such as vitamins A, B12 and D. They also contain lutein and zeaxanthin, two antioxidants that promote eye health and reduce the risk of age-related macular degeneration.

5. Ground almonds

Ground almonds, often used as a gluten-free alternative to traditional flours, are packed with nutrients. They are a great source of healthy fats, fiber, vitamin E, and minerals like magnesium and potassium. Using ground almonds in the cake adds additional nutritional value and a delicious, nutty flavor.

6. Double cream

Double Cream can provide small amounts of essential nutrients such as calcium and vitamin A when consumed in moderation. However, due to its high fat content, it should be consumed sparingly as part of a balanced diet.

In summary, this espresso, chocolate and chili cake with coffee cream will not only satisfy your sweet cravings, but also offer potential health benefits. The dark chocolate, espresso powder, chilies, eggs, ground almonds and cream contribute important nutrients and antioxidants to this delicious dessert. Enjoy the treat knowing that every bite brings health benefits!

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