I am in love with the fusion of chocolate and hot peppers and I also love making sauces. So when I went on a trip to Kansas to see my best friend Hannah, she showed me to this wonderful spice shop. Being a fan of all things spicy I had to buy some African bird cayenne pepper to experiment with. This recipe puts a spicy twist on a basic chocolate sauce and tastes absolutely wonderful with the whiskey cheesecake recipe.
***Note: This recipe should make 2 cups of sauce.***
- 1/2 cup cocoa powder
- 1 cup water
- 1/4 cup pure maple syrup
- 1 tbsp of honey
- 1/8 teaspoon salt
- 1/4 tsp vanilla
- 1/4 tsp cayenne pepper
1. Mix the cocoa powder and the water in a saucepan. Heat and stir to dissolve the cocoa. Add the honey and pure maple syrup, and stir to dissolve. Boil for 3 minutes over medium heat. Be careful not to let it get too hot and boil over!
2. Add the salt and the vanilla. Let cool. Pour into a clean glass jar or a food prep bottle for easy decorating, and store in the refrigerator.
Try it out and let me know what you think!