Decadent. There is no better word to describe it. Moist, rich, delicious, my best chocolate cake so far.
I have been a fan of Nigella Lawson for quite some time. I like her shows, her British accent, her easy to make recipes.
I was surfing her website, under the gluten free section, and I came across this Chocolate and Olive Oil Cake. Shut the front door!!! Olive Oil? I am Portuguese, olive oil is something I use every single day. Chocolate? Oh yes, one of my favorite foods. Gluten free? Awesome!
The cake was not keto, but if it was I would always give it my touch and tweak it a bit. I did not do much on this one. Used macadamia nut flour (I like the texture and that it has less carbs than almonds), replaced the sugar with a keto approved natural sweetener, used one more egg (as I did not have large ones), a bit less olive oil to balance the liquids, and at the end added chocolate chips.
It is to die for! It will make a fantastic birthday cake, and for the festive season you can slightly tweak it to add a couple of spices and nuts of your choice.
I paired it with a few fresh strawberries (chocolate and strawberries never go wrong), but then decided to make a keto salted caramel and see if it would go well. It did. It is a match made in heaven. As the cake is not much sweet, the salted caramel makes a lovely contrast with it.
Keto Double Chocolate and Olive Oil Cake
I ate it with strawberries and later made keto salted caramel, it is a match made in heaven. My colleagues at work (they are my guinea pigs lol), could not stop raving about it.