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Best Chocolate Olive Oil Cake Recipe

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A delicious Chocolate Olive Oil Cake recipe that is easy to make and turns out wonderfully moist and rich every time! Follow the step-by-step photos and make it soon!

  • Total Time: 60 minutes
  • Yield: 8 servings 1x


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  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 3 large eggs, at room temperature
  • 1 cup DeLallo extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup prepared DeLallo Instant Espresso Powder, brewed coffee, or you can use hot water
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon (optional)


  1. Preheat your oven to 325°F (163°C). Grease a 9-inch round cake pan, or springform pan, and line the bottom with parchment paper for easy removal.
  2. In a small bowl, combine the cocoa powder and hot brewed coffee. Stir until the cocoa powder is completely dissolved and the mixture is smooth.
  3. In the bowl of an electric mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, or in another bowl using a whisk or hand mixer, combine sugar, olive oil, eggs, and vanilla. Beat for about 3 minutes.
  4. Pour the cocoa-coffee mixture into the wet ingredients and mix until well combined.
  5. Sift in the dry ingredients over the bowl with the wet mixture and gently stir until the batter is smooth and well combined.
  6. Pour the batter into the prepared pan and smooth the top with a spatula.
  7. Bake in the preheated oven at 325°F (163°C) for approximately 40-45 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center of the cake comes out clean or with just a few crumbs attached.
  8. Allow the cake to cool in the pan for about 10 minutes, then remove it from the pan and let it cool completely on a wire rack.
  9. Once the cake has cooled, you can dust it with powdered sugar for a simple finishing touch. Serve like this, with a dollop of whipped cream or some ice cream.

Enjoy your moist and delicious Chocolate Olive Oil Cake!

  • Author: Elena
  • Prep Time: 15 min
  • Cook Time: 45 minutes
  • Category: Sweet
  • Method: Italian
  • Cuisine: Italian