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Chocolate Olive Oil Cake

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Bake this eggless chocolate cake made with olive oil for your next dinner party and impress all your guests. The cake is made with extra virgin olive oil because the fruity and nutty notes in EVOO will add complexity to the cake and enhance the flavors of the other ingredients like espresso and cinnamon. 

Chocolate Olive Oil Cake


  • 1 cup of all purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup of sugar
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 3 tbsp cocoa powder
  • 1 tsp instant espresso powder
  • 1/4 tsp ground cinnamon
  • a pinch of salt
  • 1 to 1 1/4 cups of water (depending on consistency - it should be smooth but not too runny)
  • 1/3 cup of extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 tbsp apple cider vinegar


  • Add all the dry ingredients to a bowl, give it a whisk before adding the wet ingredients.
  • Add the vinegar at the very end. (Vinegar and baking soda will react to make the cake to rise. If vinegar is added too soon, that reaction will fizzle out and you won't be able to maximize the benefits of the mixture.)
  • Once the vinegar is added, the batter will change in consistency as you whisk. As soon as you see the mixture become frothy, get it into a cake mold and place into a hot oven.
  • Bake in the oven at 350º degrees for 30-35 min. Use a toothpick to check if it's ready.
  • Thoroughly cool cake for about 30 minutes.
  • Dust with powdered sugar. 
Recipe provided by Aneela Maharaj from Eating to Live channel on YouTube. Watch the full video below.

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