Chocolate Olive Oil Cake

Health
Chocolate Olive Oil Cake
Photo: Petrina Tinslay
"I have a friend who has celiac disease, and he moaned to me that he'd never eat another chocolate cake. So I did this gluten-free recipe for him. It's my go-to dessert right now; it's like a fudgy brownie."
Serves: 12

Ingredients

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2/3 cup regular olive oil, plus more for greasing cake pan
6 tablespoons good-quality unsweetened cocoa powder
1/2 cup boiling water
2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
1 1/2 cups almond meal or 3/4 cup plus 1 Tbsp. all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
Pinch of salt
1 cup superfine sugar
3 large eggs

Preparation

1. Preheat oven to 325°F. Grease a 9-inch springform cake pan with a little oil and line base of pan with parchment paper.

2. Sift cocoa powder into a bowl and whisk in boiling water until you have a smooth, chocolaty, still runny (but only just) paste. Whisk in vanilla extract and set aside to let cool.

3. In a small bowl, combine almond meal (or flour) with baking soda and a pinch of salt.

4. Put sugar, olive oil and eggs into bowl of a freestanding mixer with a paddle attachment (or use other bowl and whisk). Beat vigorously until mixture is pale-primrose, aerated, thickened and creamy, about 3 minutes.

5. Turn down mixer speed a little and beat in cocoa mixture. Slowly add almond-meal mixture.

6. Turn off mixer. Scrape down sides of bowl and stir a little with a spatula. Pour batter into prepared cake pan. Bake until sides of cake are set and very center, on top, still looks slightly damp, 40 to 45 minutes. A cake tester should come up mainly clean but with a few sticky chocolate crumbs clinging to it.

7. Let cake cool in its pan on a wire rack for 10 minutes. Ease sides of cake with a small metal spatula and spring cake out of pan. Leave to cool completely or serve warm with ice cream.

Created date

May 2013

Nutritional Information

Calories 272
Fat 0.0 g
Satfat 0.0 g
Monofat 0.0 g
Polyfat 0.0 g
Protein 0.0 g
Carbohydrate 0.0 g
Fiber 0.0 g
Cholesterol 0.0 mg
Iron 0.0 mg
Sodium 0.0 mg
Calcium 0.0 mg