Sweet and savory form a delicious combination in this exotic cake from Ortega. If you 're not feeling adventurous, it can also be made without jalapenos.

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30 mins
1 hr
1 hr 30 mins
1 - 9x13 inch pan


Original recipe yields 12 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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  • PREHEAT oven to 350 degrees F. In the top of a double boiler, heat chocolate morsels, stirring occasionally, until chocolate is melted and smooth. Remove from heat and allow to cool to lukewarm.

  • BEAT granulated sugar, butter and vanilla extract in large mixer bowl. Add eggs; beat for 1 minute. Beat in melted morsels. Combine flour, cinnamon, baking soda and salt in medium bowl; beat into chocolate mixture alternately with milk. Stir in jalapenos. Pour into two well-greased 9-inch-round baking pans or one 13 x 9-inch baking pan.

  • 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.

  • BEAT powdered sugar, milk, butter, chocolate flavor, vanilla extract and salt in small mixer bowl until mixture is smooth and creamy. Frost cake. Decorate sides with nuts.

Nutrition Facts

635 calories; protein 8.6g; carbohydrates 85.8g; fat 31g; cholesterol 88.8mg; sodium 409.9mg. Full Nutrition

Reviews (3)

Rating: 1 stars
I think I am the ONE person who tried this recipe. I thought that since jalapeno jelly is so good, jalapenos might also be good in cake. If I had omitted them the cake would have been really good, but with them... it was chocolate fire. I could have achieved the same effect by pouring a cup of my favorite pine scented household cleaner in it. Read More