Chocolate Olive Oil Cake

Chocolate cakes are hands down, our favourite kind of cakes. And I’m always on the lookout for recipes for the same. The fudgier, the chocolatier, the better. This one is all of that and is incredibly easy to make too. Presenting the luscious Chocolate Olive Cake, ladies and gentlemen!

Chocolate Olive Oil Cake vegan glutenfree refined sugarfree easy recipe

This recipe is adapted from one of the most brilliant bloggers Deb Perelman. I have been following her blog for ages and you can be assured of A – grade results with any recipe of hers. Very much like this recipe for Chocolate Olive Oil Cake.

Chocolate Olive Oil Cake vegan glutenfree refined sugarfree easy recipe

I did make some changes though…very simple substitutions actually.  There’s buckwheat instead of all-purpose flour and jaggery powder in place of sugar. The cake was as fabulous as I’d expected. Deep earthy chocolate with a subtle taste of olive oil perked up with a dash of robust coffee and sprinkle of sea salt to round up all these flavours. The chocolate glaze and a small handful of nuts are completely optional, but recommended!

Chocolate Olive Oil Cake vegan glutenfree refined sugarfree easy recipe

The basic recipe is without eggs or milk and with a couple of these alterations, we have a glutenfree and refined sugar-free cake that tastes absolutely nothing like it is any of that! You can, of course, make the cake just as Deb intended it to be. Its a really good one. Its a one bowl recipe with simple ingredients..takes no time to bring it all together and you are rewarded with a warm chocolate cake that you won’t be able to stop munching on. Mine disappeared so fast, I couldn’t even finish taking pictures!

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Chocolate Olive Oil Cake
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Chocolate Olive Oil Cake - Deep earthy chocolate with a subtle taste of olive oil perked up with a dash of robust coffee and sprinkle of sea salt to round up all these flavours.
Servings
8 servings
Servings
8 servings
Chocolate Olive Oil Cake
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Chocolate Olive Oil Cake - Deep earthy chocolate with a subtle taste of olive oil perked up with a dash of robust coffee and sprinkle of sea salt to round up all these flavours.
Servings
8 servings
Servings
8 servings
Ingredients
  • 1.5 cups Buckwheat flour
  • 1/2 cup cocoa powder
  • 1.5 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp Sea salt
  • 1 cup Jaggery Powder
  • 1/2 cup olive oil
  • 1.5 cups Black Coffee
  • 1 tbsp Apple cider vinegar or white vinegar
  • 2 tbsp Chopped hazelnuts Optional
  • Chocolate glaze for topping Optional
Chocolate Glaze
  • 1/4 cup Dark chocolate chips
  • 1/3 cup Cream or Coconut cream
Instructions
  1. Preheat your oven to 180C. Grease an 8" cake tin well.
  2. Combine the buckwheat flour, baking soda, jaggery powder, cocoa powder and sea salt in a large bowl.
  3. Whisk in olive oil, coffee and vinegar. Whisk till smooth and lump free.
  4. Pour into your prepared pan, sprinkle the chopped hazelnuts on top and bake for 30-35 minutes or until a skewer inserted in the center comes out clean with just a few moist crumbs attached. Cool the cake in the pan for 5-10 minutes before turning it out on cooling rack to cool completely.
  5. Top with the chocolate glaze if you like. Enjoy!
Chocolate Glaze
  1. Gently heat the chocolate chips and cream together in a small saucepan till the chocolate chips are almost melted. Take off the heat and whisk well to combine. Cool a bit before pouring over the cake.

Chocolate Olive Oil Cake vegan glutenfree refined sugarfree easy recipe

 

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