Chipotle Apple Cake

I would say I’m a spicy girl. Let’s be honest,  I like it hot but not to the point where my mouth turns into a fire hydrant! I say that only as a word of caution on this recipe. This is one SPICY cake. I also have to clarify that the recipe calls for pureed Chipotle chilies; however I could not find chilies to puree, so I finally settled for chipotle chili spice which is why it could have been packed with heat. What do you do though? When it calls for chipotle, you get the chipotle! I would suggest cutting the chili in half, depending on how hot you like your food to be.

I took the cake to our families Easter dinner, and to be honest with you all, it got mixed reviews. The consensus came back that it was “Too Spicy”. I also made both of the sauces that Chef Brad suggests: the caramel sauce and the honey glaze. The family absolutely loved the caramel sauce, (which I have to say was heavenly!) I did not put the chipotle chili in either of the sauces because I felt the cake was already “warm” enough.  Three of my cousins really enjoyed the cake, but confessed that it was pretty spicy.

Personally I was not a fan of the cake. Yes I like spicy, but I’m not a big fan of “smoky heat” and chipotle in my opinion has a smoky taste to it. That’s probably why it goes well with apples. But if nothing else I suggest at least trying it, you’ll never know until you try right? So like I said, feel free to decrease the amount of chipotle chili and I highly suggest eating it with the caramel sauce. And please let me know if you like it better made with fresh chipotle chilies rather than the spice, I would like to see how the heat factor is changed.

Gather your ingredients

 You’ll need to grate your apples. Use a fine blade, but not too fine of a blade or else it just kind of juices the apple while not really grating them.

I used the bigger of the two blades because I wanted to get a bite of the apple in the cake and it worked out GREAT.

Then gather your pistachios and chop them.

Finally you just combine everything and pour it into a pan.  Now chef brad say to put it in a large pan. I’m not quite sure what that consists of, but I put mine in a bunt pan and the excess in a loaf pan.

Then just step back and WHA – LA! You’re done.

Don’t forget to make your caramel sauce and serve. Just remember to keep a glass of milk close by because you are gonna need it!

Until next time…


Chipotle Apple Cake — 6 Comments

  1. I would have to say that this wasn’t my favorite cake. The sauce was amazing, but the chipotle was a little too spicy! Whitney is an amazing cook nonetheless!

  2. Whitney shared her cake with us at Easter dinner and I liked it but not as a cake. If I wanted a cake, this wouldn’t be my choice, but if I wanted a quick sweet/spicy morsel it is good. You can’t eat much of it due to the kick of chipotle. Good job Whitney!

  3. I loved the bit after a few minutes. The carmel sauce was divine. I might have been a little bit better with just a little less chipotle. But over all I say YES!
    My three girls thinks so too! So there you go 4 yes! Keep up the tastetesting we love it!!!

  4. I didn’t care for this cake at all… It left too spicy of a taste in my mouth… at first you think, “Oh, this sounds good… cake with carmel and whipped cream on it”… but the spicy chipotle really ruins it… I honestly wouldn’t eat it again… personal preference really…

  5. Whitney’s cake was really interesting and a hit with at Easter dinner. We like new and different things!! I loved the apples, the overall flavor, and the texture, but the chipotle was a bit too hot for my tastebuds. Everything else was delicious. I’m going to try to make it with alot less chipotle. Keep up the recipes, Whit, we love them!!

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