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Decadent Double Chocolate and Olive Oil Cake

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.

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Keto Double Chocolate and Olive Oil Cake

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  • V
  • GF
  • DF
Moist, decadent, with the subtle flavor of olive oil and te rich taste of dark chocolate. You cannot go wrong with this recipe.
  • Difficulty:Easy
  • Prep Time:15 mins
  • Cook Time:45 mins
  • Serves:16
  • Freezable:Yes

Nutrition per portion

Ingredients
  • 150g macadamia or almond flour
  • 4 medium eggs
  • 130ml olive oil
  • 50g sifted 100% cocoa powder
  • 125ml boiling water
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 4 heaped tbsp swerve, or other sweetener to taste
  • pinch of salt
  • 1/2 cup dark chocolate chips
Method
  • Preheat your oven to 150°C (Fan).
  • Grease a square pan (like the ones used to make brownies and line it with baking paper (strong wax or parchment).
  • In a bowl add the cocoa powder and the boiling water and whisk until you have a smooth mix (more liquid than a cake batter. Let it cool down while you go ahead with the next step
  • In another bowl, add the macadamia nut flour (or almond flour), the bicarbonate of soda and a pinch of salt. Whisk it to remove lumps and mix the ingredients
  • In another bowl, add the eggs, vanilla extract, olive oil and sweetener and beat on high-speed (I used a hand-held cake mixer) until it is creamy and aerated.
  • On low-speed, add the cocoa mixture, and beat well. Add the dry ingredients and beat to mix well.
  • Fold in the chocolate chips
  • Pour the batter (it is runny) into the prepared pan. Bake for 40-45 minutes (insert a cake tester/toothpick, if it comes almost clean but with moist chocolate crumbs clinging to it the cake is ready).
  • Put it into a wire rack to cool for 10 minutes. When cooled down, take it from the pan, peel the baking paper off it and leave to cool
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.

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4 comments

  1. Patricia McLean

    Good morning Dalila, from sunny Playa del Carmen, Mexico! For this Double Chocolate and Olive Oil Cake recipe, you say Preheat your oven to 150°C (Fan). Can you tell me what you mean by Fan? And if I don’t have a Fan in my oven, should I change anything?

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    1. heelsandspices

      If you google fan assisted oven will understand. I cannot tell you what to do besides adjusting the temperature as needed, because each oven is different fron the other, sorry

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  2. Patricia McLean

    Okay – I checked and it is Convection oven where we live. I can find what I need to do differently. Interesting how terms are different around the world! Thanks Dalila!!

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    1. heelsandspices

      You are welcome Patricia . Have a great day

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