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Chocolate Olive Oil Cake

Chocolate Olive Oil Cake

Smooth and sophisticated my chocolate cake is moist and decadent and rich in antioxidants and heart healthy essential fatty acids that promote good health. This flourless chocolate cake takes just a few minutes to mix up and it’s perfect for impromptu dinner parties, picnics or just because you feel like some lush chocolate therapy. Serve topped with ganache or top generously with my healthy chocolate mousse.

What’s great about it

Cocoa is one of the highest known antioxidant foods on the planet. Rich in magnesium, iron, copper, manganese, riboflavin and essential micronutrients for health and vitality. The high flavonoid content of cocoa has been scientifically linked to a reduced risk of heart disease, stroke and diabetes. Cocoa contains theobromine that boost endorphins and give you that pleasurable sensation similar to the high people get after exercise.

I adore the versatility of olive oil. It is a lovely heat-stable and all-purpose oil that’s great for most cooking purposes including sautéing and baking, as well as making the most delicious dressings.

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ingredients (Makes 16 small slices)

2 ½ cups (250g / 8 ¾ oz) almond meal
½ cup (60 g / 2 oz) Naked Chocolate or cocoa
½ teaspoon baking soda
½ teaspoon gluten free baking powder
3 organic eggs
½ cup (4 ½ fl oz) extra virgin olive oil
½ cup (4 ½ fl oz) almond or coconut milk
½ cup (4 ½ oz) raw honey or organic maple syrup


Preheat oven to 160 C / 320 F.
Combine almond meal, Naked Chocolat, baking powder and baking soda into a bowl.
Add the eggs, olive oil, milk and honey.
Mix well to form a smooth batter.
Spoon into a 20 cm / 8 inch round baking tin that you have lined with baking paper to prevent sticking. Alternatively you can line the tin with butter and dust with cocoa powder.
Bake for 50 – 55 minutes or until just cooked through. It’s ok if the inside is a little moist when you remove the cake as it will create a lovely moist texture inside.
Remove from the oven and cool completely.

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