Spicy Chocolate Sauce

  • 1/2 cup packed light brown sugar
  • Pinch kosher salt
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 tsp cayenne pepper
  • 1/2 tsp ground cardamom
  • 3 Tbsp unsalted butter
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract

Bring 1/4 cup water, the brown sugar and salt to a boil in a medium saucepan, stirring until the sugar is dissolved. Whisk in the cocoa powder and spices until smooth. Remove from heat and stir in the butter and vanilla.