Spicy Chocolate Sauce

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Drizzle or dip, oh so good.

Rich dark chocolate and spicy cayenne collide in this simple spicy chocolate sauce. Try it drizzled on vanilla ice cream or as a dipping sauce for fresh fruits, pastries, and churros. it’s smooth meets earthy meets spice.

Want it a little more smoky? Try chipotle powder instead of cayenne. It makes for an excellent end-of-BBQ dessert treat.

Spicy Chocolate Sauce

Spicy Chocolate Sauce

3 from 26 votes
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes


  • 1 cup dark chocolate chopped
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 2 teaspoons cayenne powder


  • Combine all ingredients in a sauce pan over low heat, stirring frequently until melted.


Control your heat by increasing or decreasing the amount of cayenne powder used.
Add a little smokiness by substituting chipotle powder for cayenne.
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UPDATE NOTICE: This post was updated on January 20, 2021 to include new content.
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