Flourless Chocolate Honey Cake with @WigleWhiskey Mole Bitters

November 2014

The lunch table was a spread of pad thai, see yew, woon sen and more. My friend, whose wife consistently pulls him kicking and screaming to the zero level, took full advantage of her absence and had ordered a 10 on the spice scale. As he spooned up the flavorful thai food, a rouge color overtook his cheeks. His tear ducts drained. His nose ran. His brow glistened with sweat, and a crazed look overtook his eyes. He spoke nonsense and gesticulated wildly. He was in the throes of a spice high.

Flourless Choc Wigle Mole Cake copy

I’m no 10 on the spice scale. I’m a comfortable 6. I like a little kick here and there, but only as a flavor accent, not as a testament to my tolerance or a feat of strength. This cake is just that. Accented with Wigle Whiskey’s Organic Molé Bitters, this cake is a little kick here and there. I erred on the side of caution, adding a modest 3 teaspoons. I would suggest a bolder portion for even more of that molé flavor in each chocolaty bite. The use of raw wildflower honey as the sweetener added a floral note, and incidentally helps keep this cake moist and fresh for a while…if it lasts that long. The coconut topping toasts as the cake bakes, making for a nutty finish to this floral, spicy, chocolate cake. It’s full of nuances.

Flourless Chocolate Honey Cake with Wigle Whiskey Molé Bitters


Organic coconut oil for pan

4 ounces organic semi-sweet chocolate chips
1 stick (1/2 cup) organic, unsalted butter

3/4 cup raw wildflower honey

3 large eggs (organic/free-range)

1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
3 teaspoons Wigle Whiskey Molé Bitters

1/2 cup unsweetened, pure cocoa powder, plus additional for sprinkling

1/2 cup organic, unsweetened, shredded coconut


Preheat oven to 375°F and oil a 6-inch spring-form baking pan with melted coconut oil.

Place chocolate in a metal bowl set over a saucepan of barely simmering water. Melt chocolate with butter, stirring, until smooth.

Remove bowl from heat, and stir honey into chocolate mixture. Set aside.

In a separate bowl, beat the eggs until frothy, then pour into the chocolate mixture.

Stir in the vanilla, molé bitters and cocoa powder, until just combined.

Pour batter into pan, and then top with shredded coconut.

Bake in middle of oven 45 minutes, or until top has formed a thin crust.

Cool cake in pan on a rack 5 minutes and then remove from spring-form pan.


May your spice level be just right!

This Post Has 7 Comments

  1. Louise

    OMG i so have to try this recipe.. it looks and sounds so scrummy.. ta.

  2. Louise

    just want to say i made this..not quite like your delicious looking photo but heel it disappeared quickly.. thank you for sharing

    1. withthegrains

      Yay! It fills me with such happiness to find out others are trying these recipes too. Thanks for making this recipe come to life on the other side of the globe. Glad you enjoyed it! 😉

      1. Louise

        Thats ok. Gunna give it another go closer to the day….

  3. littlmsperfect

    Hallo! This recipe looked to good to pass up. So I tried it out. It didn’t turn out as good-looking as yours 😀 , and I ended up making cupcakes with the batter as it turned out I didn’t have a proper sized pan. It also tasted very brownie-like. Not bad at all I think. Will try to get it perfect another time!

    1. withthegrains

      I’m glad you liked it. I love to hear of people actually making these recipes. It’s what adds life to all of this. Cheers!

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