Aztec cake - Torta Azteca

The name of this cake it's due to two ingredients chocolate and red chili. King Montezuma of Aztec people drank till 50 cups of chocolate (called "xoko-l-atl" ) made with the cocoa seeds mixed with chili and a liquid. This cake is very soft and has an exotic taste.
7 ounces of dark chocolate
1 stick of butter
2 cups of sugar
3 eggs
2 tablespoons of all purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon of dried red chili
vanilla extract
Melt the chocolate and let it warm. Separate egg yolks from egg whites. Beat the egg whites until stiff. Mix the egg yolks with the sugar with a whisk. Then add the butter melted (and cooled) , the chocolate melted ,the flour,the chili and vanilla extract to taste. Then add the egg whites. Cook in the oven at 325 F for 20-25 minutes (until the upper crust begin to 'crackle').

Versione Italiana - Italian version
Il nome di questa torta e' dovuto a due ingredienti il cioccolato e il peperoncino. Il Re Montezuma della popolazione Azteca beveva fino a 50 tazze di cioccolata al giorno (chiamata "xoko-l-atl") fatta con i semi di cacao mischiati con il peperoncino e un liquido. Questa torta e' molto morbida ed ha un sapore esotico.
2 etti di cioccolato fondente
2 etti di zucchero
1 etto di burro
3 uova
2 cucchiai di farina
1/2 cucchiaino di peperoncino tritato
1 bustina di vanillina
Sciogliere a bagno maria il burro ed il cioccolato.Lavorare i rossi con lo zucchero, unire il burro e la cioccolata fusi, (ma non bollenti), la farina, il peperoncino,le chiare montate a neve e la vanillina. Far cuocere in forno a 170 ° per 20-25 minuti finche' la superficie della torta comincia a formare delle "crepe".


Marianna said...

Mmm I love the name of this cake, and that there is red chilli in it too!

Chocolat said...

Hi Marianna thank you I love the 'couple' chocolateandchili !

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