Chocolate Olive Oil Cake

"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."

Yield: Serves: 12
Recipe from Health

Nutritional Information

Amount per serving
  • Calories: 272
  • Fat: 0.0g
  • Saturated fat: 0.0g
  • Monounsaturated fat: 0.0g
  • Polyunsaturated fat: 0.0g
  • Protein: 0.0g
  • Carbohydrate: 0.0g
  • Fiber: 0.0g
  • Cholesterol: 0.0mg
  • Iron: 0.0mg
  • Sodium: 0.0mg
  • Calcium: 0.0mg

Ingredients

  • 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. 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. 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. 3. In a small bowl, combine almond meal (or flour) with baking soda and a pinch of salt.
  4. 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. 5. Turn down mixer speed a little and beat in cocoa mixture. Slowly add almond-meal mixture.
  6. 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. 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.
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