Happy Friday! If you’re looking for a for dessert to make this weekend, we’re sharing the recipe for this Dark Chocolate Olive Oil Cake by Karen Mordechai of Sunday Suppers. I’ve been a fan of her blog forever, and her newest cookbook Simple Fare is a beautiful and inspiring guide to make delicious and simple recipes. And for a fun twist, most of the recipes have alternate options for you to customize to your particular taste! See how to make this delicious chocolate cake…
For the cake, you’ll need:
– 3/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil
– 1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
– 1/2 cup boiling water
– 1 tbsp vanilla extract
– 1/3 cup all-purpose flour
– 1/2 tsp baking soda
– 1 tsp sea salt
– 1 cup superfine sugar
– 3 large eggs
– Cyprus flake salt
1. Preheat oven to 325. Grease 9 inch springform baking pan.
2. Sift cocoa and whisk in boiling water until smooth. Whisk in vanilla. Set aside to cool.
3. In a separate bowl, combine flour, baking soda and salt.
4. In third bowl (or stand mixer), beat together sugar, olive oil and eggs until you have a light, fluffy cream (about 3 minutes). Turn down speed and pour in cocoa and vanilla mixture. Slowly add flour mixture.
5. Pour batter in pan, sprinkle with flaky salt. Bake for 30-35 minutes. Let cool.
6. To make the cardamom cream, beat 1/2 cup of heavy cream on medium speed until soft peaks form (about 4 minutes). Add 1/2 tsp ground cardamom and beat until soft peaks form (about 1 minute more). Refrigerate until ready to serve.
7. Finally, serve by sprinkling with more flaky salt and adding a dollop of cream.
This beautiful and simple chocolate cake embodies a balance of sweet and savory. A rich extra-virgin olive oil and a great-quality chocolate will give the best flavor. You can top this cake with any wild or seasonal fruit, petals, and creme of your choice to make it perfect for a party or festive celebration.
Thanks to Karen for sharing this recipe with us. You can find Karen’s book right here. Have a great weekend all!
This sounds delicious!!
This cake looks amazing! I need it in my life!
Looks delicious! 🙂
It really is!!
let us know how you like it!
Hello. My cake was already in the over when I decided to check out Sunday Supper’s website for the original recipe. There was a typo error in the amount of flour, it should be 1 and 1/3 cup of flour instead. I wasted 3/4 cups of good quality olive oil and a lot of expensive Valrhona cocoa powder. I think the recipe owner should have updated you all when they updated their blog that there was a mistake in the published recipe book. Very disappointed 🙁
This cake looks soo delicious; i wonna try it some day
I’m so glad I happened to see your comment right after I put the cake in the oven! It still might not turn out, but I mixed an extra cup of flour into the batter in the pan. I can’t believe Oh Joy hasn’t updated this recipe since you’ve called attention to this error. I also noticed that the recipe has more detail on Sunday Supper’s website than here…hopefully the lack of parchment paper won’t ruin it, too…..
Sorry for the confusion. The corrected version is here: