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My Ultimate Favorite Chocolate Cake!

Deeply chocolatey, this cake is rich, moist and a perfect treat for dark chocolate lovers who prefer cakes that are not overly sweet.


I have always loved the combination of sweet and slightly salty, and this cake epitomizes those contrasting tastes. BE BRAVE and serve as I have with plain whipped cream, or flavor the whipped cream with some cinnamon or cardamom for additional depth of flavor.


Two recipes in one? Change the Unflavored EVOO to Blood Orange Oil and you have a delicious orange and dark chocolate flavored cake. And if you need a gluten free version, try this existing recipe that has been very popular with our blog regulars for over a year now — Gluten Free Chocolate cake.


Happy Baking, and try not to eat the whole cake in one sitting!!


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Salted Dark Chocolate Olive Oil Cake




(* indicates my preferred ingredients – see notes for alternatives)


¾ cup O&V Unflavored EVOO (or O&V Blood Orange oil) *

½ cup high quality unsweetened cocoa powder

½ cup strong hot coffee

1 tablespoon O&V Melipone Vanilla *

1 1/3 cup all-purpose flour

1 teaspoon fine sea salt

½ teaspoon baking soda

3 large eggs

1 cup fine sugar

Generous sprinkle of O&V Fleur de Sel *






Preheat oven to 325 degrees. Grease a 9-inch spring form pan with a little EVOO and line the base with parchment paper. Grease the parchment paper as well.


Sift the cocoa into a medium bowl and pour in the hot coffee whisking well until smooth. Add the vanilla and let it cool slightly


On a piece of parchment paper or a bowl, sift together the flour, baking soda, and fine sea salt.


In a bowl, beat the sugar, olive oil and eggs with a hand mixer until smooth, creamy and light (about 3-5 minutes). Add the vanilla and cocoa mixture and combine well. Lower the speed of the mixer and add in the flour mixture. Once you have added the flour, be careful not to overbeat, just combine well.


Pour into prepared pan and sprinkle the top with the flaky fleur de sel. Bake for 40-45 minutes or until a tester inserted in the center comes out clean.



Serve the cake on a bed of raspberry coulis and topped with whipped cream.





Serves 10-12

Active time 15 minutes Total Time: 60 minutes




* A mild Unflavored EVOO adds wonderful flavor to this cake, but you can also add pizzaz by substituting with our Blood Orange Grapeseed oil to add nice orange notes to the chocolate cake. The Melipone Vanilla provides wonderful aroma and flavor and the Fleur de Sel adds a mild saltiness that does not overpower the flavors of the cake.



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Categories: Dessert, Sweets, Salted Chocolate Cake, EVOO Cake, Arbequina EVOO, Blood Orange oil, Melipone Vanilla, Fleur de Sel, Easy Dessert,

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