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Chocolate Olive Oil Cake Recipe

Chocolate Olive Oil Cake Recipe

Julissa Roberts

Not only is this cake beautifully dark and chocolaty, it is also vegan (just make sure you use vegan chocolate chips). The olive oil gives this cake a luscious feel. You will not be able to get over how easy this cake is to throw together; you probably have all these ingredients in your pantry!

vegan chocolate olive oil cake

Serves 10


½ cup pure olive oil, more for the baking pan

1½ cups all-purpose flour

1½ cups granulated sugar

¾ cup unsweetened cocoa, sifted

1½ tsp. baking soda

½ tsp. kosher salt

1 Tbsp. cider vinegar

White Chocolate Drizzle:

6 oz. white chocolate chips

¼ cup heavy cream


  1. Heat oven to 350°F. Grease a 9-inch round cake pan and line the bottom with a parchment round. Grease the parchment.
  2. In a large bowl, whisk together the flour, granulated sugar, cocoa, baking soda, and salt. Add 1¼ cups water, the olive oil, and vinegar and whisk until smooth.
  3. Pour into prepared pan and bake until the top springs back when pressed lightly and a toothpick inserted in the center comes out mostly clean, about 35 minutes.
  4. Transfer the cake to a cooling rack, run a thin knife around the edge, and let cool about 15 minutes. Turn out onto the rack to cool completely.
  5. Once the cake is cooled, place the white chocolate chips in a microwave proof bowl and heat about 1 minute to soften. Bring the heavy cream to a simmer and pour over the chips. Let sit a few minutes. Whisk gently to combine and smooth. Pour over cooled cake and serve.

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