I started this blog so my daughters could find all of our family favourite recipes in one place. It has actually grown into more than just the family favourites but also other recipes we've tried out in our kitchen. I don't like to fill up the post with alot of chatter. Sometimes there's a little story to tell, but usually I like to get right to the point. So this is for them, but hope you find some recipes that you like as well. I'll be sharing a lot of recipes, and along the way you'll find some crafty things and maybe some helpful hints too! Welcome!

Wednesday, September 30, 2020

Chocolate Olive Oil Cake

This might just be the best chocolate cake we've ever eaten! And bonus ... it's made with heart-healthy fat! My non-dessert lover had 2 pieces!!


6 tbsps cocoa powder

1/2 cup boiling water

2 tsps vanilla

3/4 cup flour (or 1 1/2 cups ground almonds for gluten-free)

1/2 tsp baking soda

pinch of salt

1 cup sugar

2/3 cup olive oil

3 eggs

zest of 1 orange (optional)

To start, sift the cocoa powder into a bowl and whisk with boiling water. Add the vanilla and set aside. In a small bowl combine flour, baking soda, salt and zest if using.

In a large mixer bowl beat the sugar, olive oil and eggs together for 2-3 minutes. Add the chocolate alternating with the flour mixture.

Scrape down the sides of the bowl with a spatula and mix until well combined.

Grease a 9" springform pan and line the bottom with parchment paper. Pour the batter in and bake in a 325°F oven for 40-45 minutes. Place a cookie sheet on the rack below the cake in case the batter leaks through a bit like mine did. šŸ˜”

It's done when a cake tester comes out mostly clean, no batter just some crumbs sticking to it.

Cool 10 minutes then run a thin knife around the side and remove the ring. Cool completely on rack.

If you like dust the top with icing sugar, either all over or use a stencil or doily to make an interesting pattern.

This cake doesn't need any frosting. It's a star all on it's own!

Original recipe from health.com