Joanna Anastasia

chocolate cake

Olive oil chocolate cake

I love chocolate cakes, and I love cake for breakfast, and this is just the right type of cake to have with your morning coffee or tea! It’s not overly sweet, just really delicious and chocolaty, if you know what I mean! This is one sophisticated, dense and moist chocolate cake that not only adults, but kids alike will love! Olive oil gives it this super moisture, and makes it so much healthier too!

Easy, moist and delicious olive oil chocolate cake

Being very honest I didn’t plan that day on experimenting with chocolate and olive oil. I just run out of butter, and I was determined to bake a chocolate cake. So after a quick search through the cookbooks, I decided that it is possible to bake with olive oil. I’m so happy I tried this, because now we all can bake with olive oil! ( hooray!) But seriously, I’m going to definitely make this cake again, and I’ll experiment with other cakes too. Something tells me that a lemon olive oil cake would be really good too, what do you think?

But coming back to this cake here, I used dark chocolate for this recipe,because it goes really well with olive oil. But if you’d like your cake to be less chocolaty and more sweet, go with the milk chocolate, it’s up to you!

What you’ll need :

1 1/2 cup flour
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
Pinch of salt
1 cup brown sugar
1/4 cup white sugar

1 cup chocolate chips
2/3 cup olive oil
3 eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla extract

1/4 cup white chocolate (optional)

Mix all of the dry ingredients together, and set them aside. Melt the chocolate chips. Mix together olive oil, melted chocolate, eggs and vanilla. Add your dry ingredient mix, and mix it all well together. Pour in to the cake pan, and bake on 35OF for around 35 to 40 minutes.
You can dust your cake with a little bit of powdered sugar, or you can do like I did, and melt white chocolate that you’ll pour over the olive oil chocolate cake! The second option looks great and adds extra sweetness, so it’s my favourite option!

Delicious, moist and dense olive oil chocolate cake

And what are your favourite recipes for using olive oil beyond cooking?

The best chocolate cinnamon mud cake

Chocolate cinnamon mud cake

Here is your next favourite dessert :chocolate cinnamon mud cake! It’s dense, it’s extremely chocolaty, it’s gooey and it has this lovely cinnamon touch to it. So next time you can’t decide if you should make a regular chocolate cake or a brownie (oh the tough choices we need to make!) this is exactly what you need.

I love to pair this kind of dense chocolaty goodness whit a simple layer of melted chocolate, that after cooling down cracks and crunches. But that’s me, if you prefer the regular chocolate icing then go for it!

Here’s what you’ll need:

1 cup melted butter
2 eggs
3/4 cup sugar
1/4 cup brown sugar
1 cup melted chocolate chips
1/4 cup milk

1 cup self-raising cake flour
1 tablespoon cinnamon
1/3 cup cacao

1/2 cup chocolate chips

Mix together butter, eggs, sugars, melted chocolate chips and milk. Then slowly add flour,cinnamon, and cacao. When all the ingredients are well mixed pour the batter in to your baking dish and bake on 350F for around 35 minutes ( to until the centre seems to be set)

Chocolate cinnamon mud cake

When it’s cooled down, melt your remaining 1/2 cup of chocolate chips, and spread over your cinnamon chocolate cake. And if you have kids add sprinkles! If you ask my daughter she’ll tell you that everything is better with sprinkles.

Chocolate cinnamon mud cake

Enjoy with a glass of cold milk or coffee (yes, I had it for breakfast).