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Quick Spicy 'Better than Sex' Chocolate Ganache Recipe

Updated on January 28, 2011



Quick Spicy 'Better than Sex' Chocolate Ganache

Valentine's Day is fast approaching! That means that all things chocolate will take the lead on the candy market and in the hearts of most of us chocoholics. Here is a easy recipe for spicy chocolate ganache. It is one of those easy chocolate treats that can be poured, dipped and used to cover anything you can possibly think of in terms of eating.

 And don't just save this for Valentine's Day!

Ganache is a really rich frosting made with melted chocolate and whipping cream, my secret is adding 1/4 teaspoon of vanilla. With cayenne pepper added this ganache takes on an exotic kick that's tantalizing to the taste buds.

The experience is enthralling especially if you like to combine something sweet and spicy in one bite! This combination can also be considered healthy if you substitute dark chocolate of about 70% or more cocoa.

Dark chocolate has antioxidants, which are plant flavonoids and anti aging properties that fight free radicals.  This is good for the body because free radicals cause damage leading to heart disease. Flavonoids assist in relaxing blood pressure because it gives the benefits of dark vegetables.

As well as being an aphrodisiac, dark chocolate eaten on a regular basis can be a treat for the heart's health. It is also good for the brain, and a bonus is that dark chocolate is recommended to help with weight control.

Ever heard the phrase "Better than sex"? This is a tag used to describe chocolate and how it affects the brain and our pleasure zones. Dark chocolate does this by increasing our endorphin production. Along with containing serotonin, an antidepressant, caffeine and theobromine and other stimulants chocolate is a really cheap over the counter substitute for other pleasure prescriptions!

So, if you have a sweet tooth but don't like the strong taste of dark chocolate but want the best possible benefits from this appetizing confection, make this ganache with half milk chocolate  and half dark chocolate. This way you get the best of both dark chocolate's health properties and the sweet luxuriant flavor of milk chocolate.

Along with dark chocolate's health benefits, cayenne pepper is known to aid in digestion. It also stimulates the metabolism helping with weight loss and weight maintenance. Cayenne pepper has been purported to help with ulcers, blood pressure, and heart health. Amazingly it has been used by herbalists to aid in the killing of cancer cells.

This recipe is easy to make! It can either be done in the microwave, in a microwave safe bowl or on the stove on you homemade double boiler (fill a small pot with water then place a heat safe bowl on top). The choice is yours! So go ahead enjoy this spicy 'better than sex' chocolate ganache for Valentine's day or any other reason. It's absolutely delicious. So enjoy!

You will need :

1 (12-oz)pack of milk chocolate morsels

1 1/2 cups heavy whipping cream

3 tbsp. butter

1/4 tsp vanilla

1/2 cayenne pepper

1. Microwave chocolate morsels and whipping cream in a safe bowl until the chocolate start to melt.

2.Remove bowl carefully. Stir the mixture until smooth.

3. Whisk in butter, cayenne and vanilla. Let stand 15 minutes.

4. Beat at medium speed with electric mixer until soft peaks form (2 to 3 minutes).

5. Pour over anything, like cookies, cake or fruit. 

Makes about two cups. Approximate time is 20 to 30 minutes.

If on the stove:

1. Fill pot half full of water on low heat to simmer with heat safe glass bowl on top.

2. Put cream in the heated bowl, add chocolate, stirring as it melts.

3.Remove bowl ,stir until smooth. Add butter and vanilla.

4.Whisk until soft peaks form.

Makes about two cups. Approximately 15 to 20 minutes prep and cook time! Semisweet chocolate can be substituted or mix chocolates if you prefer.


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    • Celiegirl profile image

      Celiegirl 5 years ago

      Thanks nighthag, it is sooo good especially if you like spicey that 1/2 tsp of cayenne is also healthy! Enjoy!

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      K.A.E Grove 5 years ago from Australia

      now this looks like something I NEED to try :) Cant wait to try it,


    • maggiewilson profile image

      maggiewilson 6 years ago from USA

      Oh! You are right! The recipe is awesome!