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A slice of rich decadent chocolate cake. Served with a spoonful of vanilla ice-cream.

Chocolate Olive Oil Cake

Author: Fiona Halligan
Rich and Decadent Chocolate Cake
5 from 3 votes
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 25 mins
Total Time 35 mins
Course Dessert
Cuisine Germany, United States
Servings 12 servings
Calories 530 kcal


  • 225 g Plain Flour sieved
  • 350 g Caster Sugar
  • 85 g Cocoa Powder sieved
  • 2 teaspoons Baking Powder sieved
  • 2 teaspoons Baking Soda sieved
  • 2 large Eggs
  • 250 ml Full Fat Milk
  • 125 ml Olive Oil
  • 3 teaspoons Vanilla Extract
  • 250 ml Boiling Water

Chocolate Icing

  • 300 g Plain Chocolate roughly chopped
  • 300 ml Double Cream


  • Preheat the oven to 180°C/350°F.
  • Grease and line two sandwich tins. Because the mixture will be quite wet, make sure you use sandwich tins and not springform cake tins so it doesn't leak.
  • Sieve the flour and cocoa powder into a bowl and add all the rest of the ingredients except the water. Mix well.
  • Add the water to the mixture, a little at a time until completely smooth.
  • Divide the cake mixture between the two tins and bake them for 20 to 25 minutes, or until the top is firm to touch and a skewer or knife comes out clean.
  • Remove the cakes from the oven and let them cool completely in their tins.

Chocolate Icing

  • In order to make the icing, heat the chocolate and cream in a saucepan over a low heat until the chocolate is melted.
  • Remove it from the heat and whisk the mixture until smooth, thick and glossy.
  • Let it cool until it gets thick enough to spread over the cake.

Assembling the Cake

  • Carefully remove the cakes from the tins.
  • Place one cake on your cake tray and cover in icing.
  • Place the second cake on top and use the rest of the icing to cover the cake fully.
  • Decorate with chocolate curls and serve with a large helping of ice-cream or cream.


Decorate with chocolate curls or cocoa powder. I love homemade pistachio ice cream and I think it goes well with this cake. You could also serve it with your favorite ice cream  or a simple pouring cream.


Calories: 530kcalCarbohydrates: 65gProtein: 7gFat: 31gSaturated Fat: 13gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 67mgSodium: 291mgPotassium: 261mgFiber: 4gSugar: 43gVitamin A: 446IUVitamin C: 1mgCalcium: 103mgIron: 3mg
Keyword Chocolate Cake
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