Dutch Chocolate EVOO Cake

Dutch Chocolate EVOO Cake


  • ½ cup Premium EVOO
  • 3 ounces bittersweet chocolate (chopped or chips)
  • ¾ cup all-purpose flour
  • ¼ cup Dutch-processed cocoa powder
  • ¾ tsp baking powder 
  • ¼ tsp baking soda
  • ½ tsp table salt
  • 1 cup sugar plus 2 TBSP
  • 2 large eggs plus 1 large yolk (room temperature)
  • ½ cup milk
  • 1 Tbsp Powdered sugar (optional)

PRO TIPS: We recommend sifting your cocoa if it’s lumpy. Using our mild, Premium EVOO adds a sweet, malty flavor with a confectionary center and delicate floral notes. Make sure your springform pan is properly closed and secured. Place a rimmed baking sheet on the lowest rack of the oven. 


  • Adjust oven rack to middle position and preheat oven to 350°. Lightly spray the bottom and sides of a 9” springform pan with vegetable spray. Wipe the sides of the pan with a paper towel, leaving only a thin coating 
  • Combine EVOO and chocolate in a glass bowl and microwave until chocolate is melted (about a minute). Stir to combine. 
  • Whisk together flour, cocoa, baking powder, baking soda and salt in a separate medium sized bowl. 
  • In a large bowl, whisk 1 cup of the sugar, eggs, and yolk until combined. Whisk in EVOO mixture until fully incorporated. Now whisk in milk until incorporated. 
  • Whisk in flour mixture just until smooth. Pour batter into the prepared pan and sprinkle remaining 2 Tbsp of sugar lightly over the top. 
  • Gently tap the pan on the counter to help any surface air bubbles to rise to the top. 
  • Bake until a toothpick or skewer inserted diagonally into a crack and aimed towards the center comes out with only a few crumbs attached. About 30 - 35 minutes. 
  • Transfer the pan to a wire rack to cool completely.
  • Don’t forget to run a knife along the edge of the cake to loosen the sides before opening the springform. Release springform collar
  • Slice and enjoy! Serve cake warm or room-temp with fresh fruit, whipped cream, a dusting of powdered sugar or ice cream. Wrapped cake can be stored at room temperature for up to 3 days.
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