It's no fun to be an angel on your birthday. So let's be deliciously bad with this celebratory recipe. This cake combines rich, dark chocolate with ancho chile, just enough to add complexity and a little zing without burning anyone's tongue — unless you add the optional cayenne. The strawberries balance it out with a light sweetness, and the toasted, slivered almonds on top give a nuttiness you need, for flavor and crunchy contrast. This cake is gorgeous to look at from the side, so don't go hiding it. This is a beautiful recipe for moist chocolate cake with a devilish twist.
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