Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Spicy Chocolate Cake + Lime Fluff


Sometimes you don't have to start at the beginning to be creative with a new recipe. When I want a fresh chocolate cake recipe, I typically start with my favorite chocolate cake and edit. I already know I love the texture, so I just shake up the flavor. This spicy lime cake is a great example of re-working something in to magical newness. 

The cake is spiced with cumin and cayenne. It's not too spicy for children, but you feel the warmth. The fluff is bright and tart because of the lime, and the chocolate frosting is good enough to eat with a spoon. When it's all together I feel like a delicious baking magician! 

To make this cake, you need the details...

•This cake recipe. I baked it in 3 six inch pans instead of two eight inch pans. I added a teaspoon of cayenne pepper and 1 1/2 teaspoons of cumin. 

•I used my vanilla buttercream recipe and I added some super finely ground Oreos. If the frosting becomes to dry or chunky, add a little extra heavy cream or milk. 

•This lime fluff recipe from my lava cakes on the show. 

•This is the recipe for the drip

•For the assembly, cut each layer in half horizontally after trimming off the small rounded domes. Fill and frost lightly with the buttercream. Then chill it until completely cold. Drip the edges of the cold cake with ganache. Pipe the top with the lime fluff. I used a large open star tip. Torch the fluff, and dust the top with some lime zest. 

•Eat a slice. 


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