Serves a Crowd

Olive Oil Chocolate Cake

April 28, 2011
0 Ratings
  • Serves at least 8
Author Notes

I found this recipe in a magazine when I was a young teenager and have made it literally thousands of times since which tells you we either eat a lot of cake or I am over 21.

This recipe is so handy as you really don't need anything special in the house for it and it is great if your extended family has a variety of allergies.

I've multiplied by five, brought the ingredients camping, used the recipe to show a science class interactions of chemicals and made it into every shape imaginable.

My daughter is one and likely she will have this cake many times in her life. It even can be turned into a mean Blackforest cake with a bit of whipped cream and a can of cherry pie filling. —adventuresindinner

What You'll Need
  • 1 cup white sugar
  • 1/4 cup cocoa
  • 1 1/2 cups flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/3 cup olive oil
  • 1 cup cold water
  • 1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar
  1. Mix all dry ingredients together.
  2. Add all wet ingredients and mix until just incorporated. Pour into a 9 inch cake pan or muffins tins or springform pan...
  3. Bake 350 for approx. 30 minutes or until a skewer comes out clean.

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2 Reviews

Wendy M. February 14, 2015
Just tried this and it's in the oven!
Africancook July 8, 2012
No one commented? I haven't had a chance to try this but the decoration is spectacular.