Spicy Chocolate Sauce

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

2.43 from 14 votes
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
Total Time 15 mins


  • 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. It was originally published on July 4, 2015.