Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Butter a 9-inch round cake pan
and line the bottom with a disk of parchment paper.
Place chocolate in a double boiler
over simmering water and stir until melted. Remove from heat and let cool slightly.
Whisk together the flour, cornmeal, sugar, chili powder
, baking powder, and salt in a large bowl. Stir in the eggs
and then stir in the melted chocolate. Scrape batter
into the prepared pan and bake for 18 to 20 minutes. Cool in the pan on a rack.
Once the bread is cool, break into 1-inch chunks and spread in the bottom of a 2-quart baking dish
Whisk together the sugar
and yolks in a large bowl until pale. Whisk
in the melted chocolate, milk, cream, and vanilla extract
Using a fine sieve
the custard over the bread chunks. Press on the bread chunks so that they are soaked in the custard mixture. Place the pan in a roasting pan and fill the roasting pan halfway with hot water. Bake for 40 minutes or until the custard
is set. Remove and let cool on a rack for 30 minutes before serving. This is best served warm. Spoon into bowls and drizzle
with the Hot Mexican Chocolate