Friday, 14 February 2014

Olive You Chocolate Cake

This is an easy single layer chocolate cake with yummy for you ingredients like yogurt and olive oil. You don't need any special skills to simply glaze the top and your sweetheart will love you for making something special to say you care! Happy Valentines Day.

You will need:
  • 1/2 cup hot coffee
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 tsp real (never artificial!) vanilla
  • 1 cup flour - all purpose
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 4 eggs - room temperature
  • 2/3 cup fruity extra virgin olive oil ) or chocolate olive oil!!
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/3 cup brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup plain yogurt
  • 100 grams - chopped good dark chocolate
  • 2 1/2 tbsp unsalted butter
  • 1 tbsp golden syrup

Heat oven to 325 degrees F. Butter and flour a 9 1/2 inch by 2 inch high pan.

Step 1: in a small bowl add hot coffee and cocoa powder. Mix with a whisk until smooth.

Step 2: in another small bowl add dry ingredients: flour, baking soda and salt. Whisk to combine.

Step 3: in a larger bowl add eggs, olive oil (I have used a combination of chocolate olive oil from Lucero Olive Oil - get some online! and a fruity olive oil but you can just use the plain ) sugars and yogurt. Blend with a hand mixer for 3 minutes until thick and glossy.

Step 4: pour egg mix into chocolate mix (or vice versa whatever bowl is bigger!) mix with the hand mixer for 30 seconds - 1 minute.

Step 5: add dry ingredients and mix on low until just combined. Pour into prepared pan and hit pan on counter to remove any air bubbles. Bake for 45-55 minutes or until a toothpick inserted comes out clean. Let cool 10 minutes then turn out onto a cooling rack. You can flip over with another rack or plate.

Step 6: melt chocolate and butter in a microwave or bowl over hot water and pour warm chocolate over cake. Let stay at room temperature to set or place in fridge. Always let cake come to room temperature before serving for best flavour.

Nothing says I love you like chocolate!! I LOVE YOU!!!

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