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Chocolate Olive Oil Cake with Chocolate Fudge Frosting Recipe (with Video)

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Discover our Chocolate Olive Oil Cake with Chocolate Fudge Frosting Recipe, a International recipe perfect as a dessert recipe. Download the Flavrs app for 1000+ free food videos and recipes!

Serving size

Prep 15min | Cook 20min


Chocolate Olive Oil Cake
- 1 c granulated cane sugar
- 3 organic large brown eggs
- 2 tsp Vanilla extract
- 0.667 c Extra virgin olive oil
- 0.5 c Unsweetened cocoa powder, high quality
- 1 Orange, zested
- 1 tsp espresso powder
- 1.25 c All purpose flour
- 0.5 tsp Baking soda
- 0.5 tsp fine sea salt
- 0.5 c water, boiling
Chocolate Fudge Frosting
- 8 tbsp Unsalted butter, melted
- 1 c Unsweetened cocoa powder, high quality
- 4 c Powdered sugar
- 0.667 c Heavy cream
- 1 tbsp Vanilla extract
- 0.25 c whole milk
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For the Chocolate Olive Oil Cake
1. Preheat oven to 325F. Grease and line the bottoms with parchment a 9-inch springform baking pan.
2. In a large bowl, beat the sugar and eggs together for 2 minutes, until pale and fluffy.
3. Whisk in the vanilla and olive oil for 1 minute.
4. Whisk in the cocoa powder until smooth. Stir in the orange zest and espresso powder.
5. In a separate bowl, whisk the flour, baking soda, and salt together.
6. Add the flour mixture to the wet ingredients bowl. Add the boiling water.
7. Whisk just until combined.
8. Transfer the batter to the prepared baking pan.
9. Bake for 25-30 minutes, until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out with only a few moist crumbs.
10. Let cool completely.
For the Chocolate Fudge Frosting
1. In the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the whisk attachment, combine the melted butter and cocoa powder. Beat on HIGH for 2 minutes.
2. Add half the powdered sugar and half the heavy cream. Beat for 1-2 minutes, until fluffy.
3. Add the remaining half of powdered sugar and heavy cream. Beat until smooth.
4. Mix in the vanilla extract.
5. Add the whole milk one tablespoon at a time until desired frosting texture.
6. Frost the cooled cake, then garnish with chocolate shavings to enjoy!

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