Chocolate Decadence

Staff Writer
Chocolate Decadence
Tortilla Republic

This Dia de los Muertos dessert looks great and is big on flavors like chocolate and coffee with touches of brandy and cinnamon.

10
Servings
598
Calories Per Serving
Deliver Ingredients

Ingredients

  • 8 Tablespoons butter
  • 1 Cup espresso
  • 1 Cup sugar
  • 1 Cup unsweetened chocolate
  • 3 Cups semisweet chocolate
  • 1 1/2 Tablespoon chile de arbol
  • 3 1/2 Ounces Mexican chocolate
  • 2 Tablespoons brandy
  • 1 Teaspoon cinnamon
  • 8 eggs, slightly beaten

Directions

Preheat oven to 300 degrees. Line a 9-inch spring form pan lined with aluminum foil, butter and sprinkle with cocoa, set aside.

In a saucepan, melt butter, sugar, and coffee until butter is melted. Remove from the stove and immediately add chocolate to melt, then add brandy, cinnamon, vanilla, ancho chili powder, and chile de arbol powder.

Add eggs slightly beaten, whisk together, and turn into prepared pan. Bake for 45 to 50 minutes. Cake is done when top has a crust, but middle is very soft. Cool enough or refrigerate up to 12 hours.

Serve at room temperature.

Chocolate Shopping Tip

There are so many varieties of chocolate on the shelves today it can be overwhelming to pick one – as a general rule of thumb, the fewer the ingredients, the better the chocolate.

Chocolate Cooking Tip

When melting chocolate, use a double boiler and stir occasionally to avoid scorching chocolate at the bottom of the bowl.

Chocolate Wine Pairing

Sweet chenin blanc, muscat, or amontillado sherry with nut-based desserts; sauternes or sweet German wines with pound cake, cheesecake, and other mildly sweet desserts; sweet chenin blanc or muscat or Alsatian vendange tardive (late harvest) wines with sweeter desserts; sweet chenin blanc or muscat or Alsatian vendange tardive (late harvest) wines, port, madeira, late-harvest zinfandel, or cabernet sauvignon or cabernet franc with chocolate desserts.

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
38g
58%
Sugar
54g
N/A
Saturated Fat
22g
100%
Cholesterol
153mg
51%
Protein
9g
18%
Carbs
64g
21%
Vitamin A
133µg
15%
Vitamin B12
0.3µg
5.4%
Vitamin C
2mg
3%
Vitamin D
0.9µg
0.2%
Vitamin E
0.9mg
4.3%
Vitamin K
6µg
7%
Calcium
59mg
6%
Fiber
6g
24%
Folate (food)
29µg
N/A
Folate equivalent (total)
29µg
7%
Iron
5mg
27%
Magnesium
138mg
35%
Monounsaturated
12g
N/A
Niacin (B3)
2mg
9%
Phosphorus
208mg
30%
Polyunsaturated
2g
N/A
Potassium
419mg
12%
Riboflavin (B2)
0.3mg
16.3%
Sodium
64mg
3%
Sugars, added
54g
N/A
Trans
0.4g
N/A
Zinc
3mg
18%

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