Tuesday, 5 November 2013

Chocolate Olive Oil Cake



This is one of the best chocolate cakes I've eaten in a long time! I was thinking of ideas for AlphaBakes this month which is the letter 'O' and I thought about olive oil. A quick online search pointed me in the direction of Nigella.com. To be honest, I've never tried a Nigella recipe that did not turn out well so I knew I was on to a winner especially when the comments were so positive. It's a really simple cake and it's also gluten free. The cake is rich and moist and intensely chocolatey. It looks like it's going to be a dense and heavy cake but it's not at all. It's best served warm with some ice cream or cream. One of my cake testers has declared this the best cake I've baked to date. 

I'm sending this to AlphaBakes which is hosted by Caroline from Caroline Makes and co-hosted by myself on alternate months. The letter this month is O for Olive Oil. 


I'm also sending this to Made with Love Mondays hosted by Javelin Warrior where the idea is to make everything from scratch.





olive oil, cocoa powder, caster sugar, homemade vanilla extract, eggs, ground almonds 

 making the chocolate mixture 

 beat the olive oil, eggs and sugar until thickened 

 ready to go in the oven 

 who wants a slice? 

Recipe from Nigella.com 

29 comments:

  1. I love the idea of an olive oil cake. I've bake muffins with olive oil before, but never a cake. It certainly looks moist and the chocolate color is marvelously dark...

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    1. Olive oil cakes are so deliciously moist and this one turned out beautifully.

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  2. I love this chocolate olive oil cake look absolutely delicious!

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  3. I made this last week - one of my favourites!

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  4. this is one of the best chocolate cakes around!

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  5. Your cake looks delicious. I was surprised to see that it had olive oil in it.

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    1. Thanks and you can't taste the olive oil (I did use a mild olive oil)

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  6. I love this cake... just look how dark and glossy it is... will be making this this weekend x

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  7. Oh wow, if you could send that by post I would be first in line, looks amazing!

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    1. It might not get past the post office lol :)

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  8. Gosh that looks gloriously gooey! Have you got any flavoured oils? I've made one with an orange olive oil but I think really dark choc and rosemary would work

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    1. Flavoured oils sound like a brilliant idea - I'll have to try that next time. Thanks for the tip :)

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  9. Just the thing to cheer up an autumn day. Lovely.

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  10. I love chocolate cake, your chocolate olive oil cake looks lush. I must try soon :-) x

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    1. If you love chocolate cake, you'll definitely love this one!

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  11. I’ve made vegan cakes using oil before and they always turn out deliciously moist. If this is one of the best chocolate cakes you've ever made that is saying something, I will have to bookmark this!

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    1. It really was amazing and so simple to make too

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  12. Just came across your blog while looking for a new recipe........wow, I don't know what one I'm going to try first. Maybe the Olive Oil Chocolate Cake.

    I would love to have you to link up at my weekly Clever Chicks Blog Hop:

    http://www.the-chicken-chick.com/2013/11/clever-chicks-blog-hop-61-with-two.html

    I hope you can make it!
    Cheers,
    Kathy Shea Mormino

    The Chicken Chick

    http://www.the-chicken-chick.com/

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  13. I have pretty much replaced anything that uses corn, canola, or vegetable oil with oive oil. It's definitely healthier and I do love the taste of it! This recipe does look and sound delicious. I'm not a big cake baker, but may have to break down and try it sometime! Thanks for the recipe!
    Ann @ Cairn Cottage
    http://cairncottage.blogspot.com/

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    1. I hope you give it a go sometime as it's really tasty. Thanks for stopping by.

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  14. Hi Ros I had your blog for SRC this month and I made your gorgeous chocolate olive oil cake. We loved it!!

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