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Chocolate Cake with Urfa Chili Chocolate Cream

Why Urfa? This mild chili, named for the region of Turkey where it is grown, has an earthy-smoky flavor that melds ideally with cacao products.

Urfa's heat level of 3-4 on the Scoville scale of 1 to 10, combined with a high essential oil content, makes it accessible to most palates.

Chocolate Cake:
4 eggs
1 cup sugar
9 ounces dark chocolate, roughly chopped
1/2 cup unsalted butter, at room temperature
1/2 cup flour
4 Tbs. cocoa powder

Melt the butter and add dark chocolate, gently folding until it is all melted. Set aside. 
Beat eggs and sugar together until thickened.
Add the melted chocolate and continue beating.
Add flour and cocoa powder, mixing just until combined — do not overbeat.
Transfer to a round baking pan and bake at 350 degrees for 20 minutes.

Urfa Chili Chocolate Cream:
4/5 cup whipping cream
7 ounces dark chocolate, roughly chopped
3/4 tsp Urfa chili flakes

Heat up whipping cream, add dark chocolate and stir until melted
Add Urfa chili and mix.
Drizzle atop the chocolate cake.