Frontier Pepper Chocolate Cake

  • Cake
  • 1 (18.25-oz) package chocolate cake mix
  • Oil, egg substitutes and water as called for on cake package
  • 1-2 Tbsp. hot pepper sauce or 1/4 to 1/2 tsp. cayenne pepper
  • Hazlenuts (optional)
  • Small colorful peppers, for garnish
  • Frosting
  • 2/3 cup unsweetened baking cocoa
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup cornstarch
  • 1 cup skim milk

Make cake according to package directions using oil, egg substitutes and water. Stir hot pepper sauce into butter. Bake and cool as directed. While cake is baking, make frosting. In saucepan, whisk together cocoa and sugar. In small bowl, whisk together cornstarch and milk until lumps are gone. Gradually add milk mixture to saucepan, whisking until smooth. Heat over medium heat until mixture thickens. Remove from heat; cool to room temperature. (If lumps are a problem, use a spoon to press frosting through strainer.) Frost cooled cake.

(Serves 12)