Spicy Chocolate Cake

Spicy Chocolate Cake

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based on 29 reviews
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35 min.
85 min.
10 to 12 servings

This surprisingly lively Spicy Chocolate Cake will be a hit with the dessert lovers among your friends. This is a perfect finale for any occasion.


  • 1 cup (6 oz.) NESTLÉ® TOLL HOUSE® Semi-Sweet Chocolate Morsels
  • 1 1/4 cups granulated sugar
  • 3/4 cup (1 1/2 sticks) butter or margarine, softened
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 3 large eggs
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 tablespoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1 to 2 tablespoons diced jalapeños (optional)
  • 3 to 3 1/4 cups sifted powdered sugar
  • 1/3 cup milk
  • 1/4 cup (1/2 stick) butter or margarine, softened
  • 2 packets (1 oz. each) NESTLÉ® TOLL HOUSE® CHOCO BAKE® Pre-Melted Unsweetened Chocolate Flavor
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
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PREHEAT oven to 350° F. Grease two 9-inch-round baking pans or one 13 x 9-inch baking pan.

morsels in medium, uncovered, microwave-safe bowl on HIGH (100%) power for 1 minute; STIR. Morsels may retain some of their original shape. If necessary, microwave at additional 10 to 15-second intervals, stirring just until morsels are melted.

BEAT granulated sugar, butter and vanilla extract in large mixer bowl until creamy. Add eggs; beat for 1 minute. Beat in melted chocolate. Combine flour, cinnamon, baking soda and salt in medium bowl; beat into chocolate mixture alternately with milk. Stir in jalapeños. Pour into prepared pan(s).

BAKE for 30 to 35 minutes or until wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool in pan(s) for 20 minutes; invert onto wire rack(s) to cool completely.

powdered sugar, milk, butter, Choco Bake, vanilla extract and salt in small mixer bowl until mixture is smooth and creamy. Frost cake.

* Follow melting instructions on NESTLÉ® package.

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Sugar with spice and everything nice

At first I was a little reluctant to use jalapenos. However my curiosity won over, and I added them. They gave this cake an extra little kick. This cake was amazing and everyone loved it!

- Natalie E. from Jamaica Plain, MA

My new favorite cake

I made this cake for my family for Easter, and as soon as I bit into it I fell in love! The cinnamon adds a wonderful depth to the chocolate flavor, and it was very moist and kept for quite a few days. I also left out the jalapeños and used a different Nestle frosting recipe.

- Angela A. from GLENDALE, AZ

vary excellent

this cake is so good it has just the right amount of spices, and it is vary moist. i am definitly going to make this again.

- charlotte wayman from SALT LAKE CITY, UT

Spicy Chocolate Cake

When I frist seen JALAPENOS I thought NO WAY could this ever taste good,,, WOW was I never WRONG. I'm still laughing no one else has figured out what the spicy taste is and I'm not telling LOL.


Spicy Chocolate Cake

This is as good as it gets ,and with all the different ways to fix it WOW!! We love it !

- Patricia Bradley from GREENSBORO, NC

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Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1/10 of Recipe

Servings Per Recipe: 10

  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 660
  • Calories from Fat: 260
  • Total Fat: 29g (45% of DV)
  • Saturated Fat: 17g (86% of DV)
  • Cholesterol: 115mg (38% of DV)
  • Sodium: 460mg (19% of DV)
  • Carbohydrates: 95g (32% of DV)
  • Dietary Fiber: 3g (11% of DV)
  • Sugars: 70g
  • Protein: 7g
  • Vitamin A: 15% of DV
  • Vitamin C: 0% of DV
  • Calcium: 6% of DV
  • Iron: 10% of DV

*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.


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