Flourless Chocolate Olive Oil Cake


Flourless Chocolate Olive Oil Cake

Ridiculously easy, decadent and full of healthy fats and antioxidants, I think this cake will become your go-to contribution to parties, potlucks and...your mouth!
Servings 10 slices


  • 1/2 cup extra virgin olive oil plus more for greasing
  • 1 1/3 cups semi-sweet or dark chocolate chips
  • 1/4 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1/4 cup coconut sugar
  • 1/2 cup white sugar or granulated monkfruit sweetener
  • 3 large eggs room temperature
  • 1/2 cup dutch-processed cocoa powder


  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees F and grease a non-stick 8” pie or quiche pan with olive oil. I use THIS one. Use a double boiler or homemade double boiler to melt chocolate chips. For a homemade double boiler, add 1-2 inches of water to a small saucepan and heat to a simmer (do not boil). Place 1 cup chocolate chips in a heat-proof stainless steel, pyrex or glass bowl that can sit on top of the saucepan without touching the water. Stir constantly until chocolate is almost melted but still has some small chunks. Remove from heat and stir until completely melted.
  • Pour chocolate into a large heat-proof mixing bowl and stir in olive oil until incorporated. Stir in monkfruit sweetener, coconut sugar, salt and vanilla extract. Add eggs and cocoa powder and whisk until completely incorporated. Fold in remaining ⅓ cup chocolate chips. Add batter to your baking dish and dampen a rubber spatula to smooth into an even layer. It’s ok if it’s not perfect, just try to make it an even thickness.
  • Bake for 17-20 minutes, until it springs back slightly when touched, and the internal temperature reaches 200 degrees F. 17 or 18 for a more gooey center (my preference), 20 for a firm center. Allow to cool 10 minutes before placing a large plate or platter on top and flipping (make sure to use kitchen towels to avoid burning fingers). Allow to cool completely for adding any “frosting” or topping. Ideas: powdered sugar, So Delicious Whipped Topping, vanilla ice cream, fresh fruit, my chocolate orange buttercream (can omit the orange).
  • Storage: Do not cover/seal until completely cooled. Cake can keep at room temperature, tightly sealed, for 48 hours, or in the fridge for 6 days (4 days if you started with it on the counter for 2 days). I have not tried freezing it.
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American, Italian
Keyword: chocolate, flourless, Gluten Free, grain free, healthy baking, healthy dessert, olive oil cake

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