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Flourless Chocolate Olive Oil Cake

  • Author: Natalie
  • Prep Time: 20 minutes
  • Cook Time: 30 minutes
  • Total Time: 50 minutes
  • Yield: 8 servings 1x
  • Category: Desserts. Cake
  • Method: Baking
  • Cuisine: American

Description

This easy flourless chocolate olive oil cake makes the best fudgy, rich treat! Gluten free and perfect for weekdays or company. 


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Ingredients

FOR THE CAKE

  • 6 ounces dark, semisweet or bittersweet chocolate, chopped
  • 1/2 cup extra virgin olive oil or melted unsalted butter
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon espresso powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 1/2 teaspoons vanilla
  • 1/3 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 4 eggs
  • 1/3 cup semisweet chocolate chips

FOR THE CHOCOLATE WHIPPED CREAM

  • 1 cup cold heavy whipping cream
  • 3 tablespoons powdered sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 tablespoon natural cocoa

 


Instructions

FOR THE CAKE

  1. Butter then line with parchment paper the bottom of a 9″ springform pan or the bottom of a round 9″ cake pan. Preheat oven to 350 F. 
  2. Melt the olive oil and chopped chocolate together in the microwave in two 20 second intervals. Stir very well in between intervals. Set aside and let cool for a few minutes while you assemble the rest of the ingredients. 
  3. In a large bowl, stir together the sugar, salt, espresso, cocoa and vanilla. Pour in the melted chocolate and butter mixture. Stir in the eggs and mix until just combined. Stir in the chocolate chips and pour mixture into prepared pan. Spread evenly and bake for 25-30 minutes. Serve warm or at room temperature. 

FOR THE CHOCOLATE WHIPPED CREAM

  1. For best results, chill the bowl and beaters or whisk attachment in the fridge or freezer for 15- 20 minutes before using. In the bowl of an electric mixer or using a hand held mixer, beat the whipping cream on high speed for 2 minutes. Turn the mixer to low and pour the powdered sugar and cocoa in followed by the vanilla. Turn the mixer back up to high and continue mixing until you have medium to stiff peaks, about 3 more minutes.

Keywords: cake, espresso, chocolate, flourless, dessert, gluten free