Popular in trendy Texas restaurants, this Smoked Chocolate Cake gets rave reviews. A decadent chocolate cake with just a hint of smoke, it’s the perfect accompaniment  paired with smoked meats and foods on the grill.

‘Smoked chocolate?‘  You bet!  And it’s the ‘best darn thing’, EVER.

And yep, it’s true. Texans will smoke anything imaginable. In fact, if it moos, bleats, oinks, swims, gobbles, wobbles, snaps or strikes at a lightning speed, Texans will slap it on the grill.

Now that’s not saying that this gal is a cheering fan of the majority smoking suggestions above, but when you’re a native Texan it’s a given that you gotta give it a taste or maybe two.

If not, you may be the ‘yellow belly on the grill.’ 

Smoked Chocolate Cake

Okay. Its a Texas yarn. We don’t consume our own. Just be cautious when grilling with the natives.

Sure’nuff,  to peak a Texas gal’s interest all you gotta say is the word, ‘smoked’, add the word, ‘chocolate’ and she’ll  be all ready and rarin’ to go…

(and now your thunking has gone sideways)

…to the kitchen to make, ‘Smoked Chocolate Cake.’

To compliment this Smoked Chocolate Cake are two ganache recipes, Smoked Chocolate Raspberry Ganache and Chipotle Chocolate Ganache.

Just take yer pick.

And to honor all Texas gals, both recipes are a wee bit smoky in flavor, one’s a little spicy ‘n the other sweet.

M’mm M’mm Good!

So, pull up a chair and stay awhile! We got ‘cha covered…

…with ganache that is.

And this Smoked Chocolate Cake recipe will lovingly lasso your guests with a trendy and tasteful ending to one spectacular evening.

You own this rodeo.

Now hitch up your boots and watch the YouTube videos.


Highlighted links provided in this blog post are not affiliate links.  BB Bakes Sugar Art gives this as a ‘free’ resource, to share with the hive, making sugar art easier to create.

All that is asked in return is to ‘share’ this blog post to your friends on Facebook & don’t forget to add a PIN on Pinterest. ‘Let’s share…for sharing is caring!’ 

Want to make smoke your own chocolate?  Here’s a link. Or purchase smoked chocolate chips? Checkout this website.

Hope you enjoyed the tutorial, for more tutorials click here.  Buzz on over to the hive's delicious recipes and the sweet as honey, sugar hacks.

Don't forget to share projects to be featured in ' The Busy Bees, Hive of Fame.' 

I'd love for you to leave a comment or ask a question about this tutorial and while you are here, 'Bee in the Hive.' Subscribe!

Here's to the sweet life,

Brenda Broadway, Sugar Artist & Blogger

Print Recipe
Smoked Chocolate Cake Recipe Yum
Popular in trendy Texas restaurants, this Smoked Chocolate Cake gets rave reviews. ~recipe by BB Bakes Sugar Art
Smoked Chocolate Cake
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 35 minutes
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 35 minutes
Smoked Chocolate Cake
  1. Preheat the oven to 325º. Butter and flour (2) 6" round x 2" deep pans. Line bottom of pans with parchment paper.
  2. In a microwave safe bowl, heat the cream and pour over the smoked chocolate chips. Allow to sit for 5 minutes and whisk smooth; set aside to cool.
  3. In a large bowl, stir together sugars and oil. Add egg, egg yolk, and extracts, whisk to combine.
  4. In a medium-bowl, sift together flour, cocoa, baking powder, salt and soda.
  5. In a measuring cup, mix and stir in coffee, raspberry liqueur and milk together.
  6. Gradually add flour mixture to sugar mixture, alternately with milk, beginning and ending with flour mixture; stirring until just combined after each addition.
  7. Whisk in smoked chips glaze until smooth.
  8. Divide batter between 2 (6-inch) or 1 (8-inch) round prepared pan. For best results, wrap pans with damp towel strips or use Wilton Even Strips. (See link in notes on 'How to Bake a Flat Cake.')
  9. Bake until a wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean, 35 - 40 minutes. Don't overbake.
  10. Let cool in pans for 10 minutes. Remove from pans and let cool completely on wire racks.
  11. Note: if NOT adding the raspberry liqueur, add another 1/3 cup brewed coffee. Total = 2/3 cup.

Smoked Chocolate Cake
error: Content is protected !!