- Olive oil and chocolate gâteau

I am in a sweet period which is not very often. 

I also felt the need to cook something and the laziness of not going further than my kitchen. 

So I made this chocolate and olive oil cake with almonds and pine nuts. Why olive oil ? Because I don’t have butter anymore.

You know what ? It’s delicious, a bit salty and olivy cake, not too sweet, not greasy. And it takes 10min to make which is perfect when you crave for sugar and feel lazy to go out to buy some stuff to indulge yourself with junk food or too lazy to make a very fancy cake.   


Olive oil and chocolate cake, serves 8

Ingredients :

  • 200g of plain dark chocolate
  • 125ml strong flavored olive oil
  • 200g icing sugar
  • 2 tbsp of ground almond or any kind of nuts
  • 5 large eggs separated
  • 1 pinch a flaked sea salt


Method :

Preheat the oven 180°C/356°F/Gas mark 5

Melt the chocolate broken in little pieces put in a heat proof bowl set on over a pan of simmering water.

When it’s completely melted,, pour in the oil, then 2 third of the sugar, whisk and remove from the heat. Add the sea salt, nuts and egg yolks. 
Whisk the whites (with electrical whisk it’s easier), when they incresed volume, add the rest of the sugar and carry on whisking till firm.
Using a large spoon, add the chocolate into the whites,  spoon by spoon and mix in between each spoon. Don’t whisk, just stir slowly in order not to loose the air in the whites (that’s what makes your cake fluffy).

Oil a baking tray (yes, still with olive oil), scrape the batter in the tray and put in the oven for 40min.





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