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Chocolate Olive Oil Cake Recipe

Chocolate Olive Oil Cake Recipe

  • Author: nags
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 35 minutes
  • Total Time: 45 minutes
  • Yield: One 9" Cake 1x
  • Category: Cakes
  • Method: Baking


A soft and delicious chocolate using olive oil instead of butter. This chocolate cake is also eggless. Adapted from here.


  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour (or atta, wheat flour)
  • 1 cup white sugar (I have used a bit lesser than this)
  • 1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder (I use Hershey’s)
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon apple cider vinegar
  • 1/3 cup olive oil
  • 1 cup water


  1. Preheat oven to 180C / 350F. Grease a 9″ baking pan or bundt pan with butter and set aside
  2. Mix the dry ingredients together with a whisk – flour, cocoa powder, salt, baking powder, baking soda and sugar – ensuring there are no lumps
  3. In a separate bowl, whisk together the vinegar, oil, vanilla, and water
  4. Pour the wet ingredients into the dry mixture and mix gently until just combined and there are no lumps. Do not over-mix the batter
  5. Pour into the greased pan and bake in the pre-heated oven for 35 minutes or a skewer inserted into the cake comes out clean
  6. Cool completely before slicing. You can also frost this cake for a special occasion


  • The batter will be a bit runny, this is normal
  • Use good quality cocoa powder
  • You can use regular white vinegar instead of apple cider vinegar
  • You can use plain all-purpose flour, whole wheat flour, or spelt flour in chocolate cake recipe. The texture may change a little based on the flour used

Keywords: chocolate cake, eggless cake, easy cake, baking, cake, chocolate, easy baking