Spiced Chocolate Fondue The chocolate in the fondue is flavored with warm spices like cinnamon and cardamom which brings just a hint of depth of flavor to the chocolate. Serve this spiced fondue with assorted fruit, Brown Sugar Bourbon Pound Cake, or, if you’re feeling a little wild, Vanilla Bean Old-Fashioned Doughnuts.
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  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 1 cinnamon stick, broken in half
  • 2 cardamom pods, lightly crushed
  • 2 whole cloves Pinch of freshly grated nutmeg
  • Pinch of ground cayenne
  • Pinch of flaky sea salt
  • 8 ounces semisweet chocolate, chopped
  • Fruit, Grilled Brown Sugar, Bourbon Pound Cake, and/or Vanilla Bean Old-Fashioned Doughnuts



  1. In a medium cast-iron petite French oven, combine the cream, cinnamon, cardamom, cloves, nutmeg, and cayenne. Bring to a simmer, then remove from the heat.
  2. Let the spices steep into the cream for 20 minutes.
  3. Strain the cream, then return it to the cast-iron pot over medium-low heat, until the cream just barely simmers.
  4. Place the chocolate in a medium heatproof bowl. Pour the hot cream over the chocolate and leave it for a few minutes to melt the chocolate.
  5. Whisk until smooth, then pour the mixture into a fondue pot.
  6. Serve the fondue with fruit, pound cake, or doughnuts for dipping.