June 20, 2011

Olive Oil Chocolate Cake Recipe

This is my absolute all time favourite chocolate cake recipe.  It is super easy and super yummy.  Olive Oil Chocolate Cake might sound weird but it is really fantastic.  I loved the other chocolate cake recipe I posted recently but still think this pips it at the post, mainly because it is very moist and quite dense.  Anyway, enough extolling the virtues of cake - here we go.

Olive Oil Chocolate Cake


  • 1 and 1/2 cups of sugar
  • 1 and 3/4 cups of SR flour
  • 1 teaspoon of vanilla
  • 2/3 cup of extra virgin olive oil (ideally use an oil that is light in flavour)
  • 3 level tablespoons of baking cocoa
  • 1/2 teaspoon bicarb soda
  • 1 cup of milk
  • 2 eggs
Ok - now this may well be the easiest cake in the world.  First of all, preheat the oven to 180 degress celsius.  Then grease and line a standard round cake tin.

Next up pop all the ingredients in your electric mixer and beat until well combined.  Pour the mixture into the tin and cook for 45-50 minutes.

Ta da - Super easy.  

I decided to try and pretend I was a food stylist when I was taking the photos for this post.  I tried so hard.  I had cute little plates, gorgeous silver teaspoons and lovely linen tea towels.  Nothing I tried worked.  All the photos looked terrible.  Beyond terrible really.  The whole thing got quite stressful, so I decided there was only one thing for it.

I gave in and ate the piece of cake instead.  Then I took this photo.

Olive Oil Chocolate Cake Recipe
Plate, Cake Crumbs

Here is the only other photo that looks vaguely presentable.

Olive Oil Chocolate Cake Recipe
Olive Oil Chocolate Cake

One thing is for sure though.  Farmgirl loved the whole cake baking process.

Olive Oil Chocolate Cake Recipe
Farmgirl, Getting Amongst It

Seriously - get baking and make this cake.  You won't regret it.


Tania said...

YUM! I am going to try this today...

Hope the olive oil I use will be okay (Extra virgin).

Psst, I bet this is fattening, but in a good way lol!

The photos are fine by the way. I can see the moisture in the photo. Thank you for sharing this recipe.

Lindsay @ Delighted Momma said...

This sounds delicious and looks so moist! Mmmm!

Alice Becomes said...

Looks like fun. Never heard of Olive Oil cake but it certainly looks like it is worth a shot! Gill xo

Sydney Shop Girl said...

Hello AFW

Another fabulous recipe that us city folk will love to bits and take into our homes!!!!! Thank you.

Farm Girl has lovely hair, can you pass that on to her from me?

SSG xxx

Sydney Shop Girl blog

I'm So Fancy said...

I don't know why you insist on trying to undo everything my trainer does. Sigh.

Brasilian_Babe said...

The cake looks yummi. Thanks for the recipe, I shall have to give it a go!!!

Andrea said...

This post makes me want to start baking. Yes, baking suddenly sounds like a really really good idea.

Bungalowgirl said...

This recipe sounds delish, and will probably convert well to dairy free de to the oil. Thanks for sharing. melx

deux chiens et un garcon said...

I have everything in the cupboard. Is it easily hand mixed?

Farngirl does seem to have prime possie there.

Saw on the 7.30 report the mice plague. Hope not with you too.

A Farmer's Wife said...

Jill - I have handmixed it before with no worries. It is a pretty forgiving cake.

No extra mice here - bad in the east though from what I hear.

Unknown said...

Wow!!! Really sounds yummy. Thanks for sharing the recipe. I will surely try this out.

Take the Cake Personality Test and find out which cake are you like. I have taken the test and have enjoyed a lot. Hope you too will enjoy it. Have Fun!!

Gemma @ My Big Nutshell said...

moist indeed!

I so know what you mean about trying to style and then the most basic photo is the best one! It is sort of fun to pretend though.

I do like a moist cake and will be sure to try this!

Joolz said...

Thank you! I've just popped over from Outback Tania's blog where she suggested trying your lovely cake. It's my hubbies birthday tomorrow so I will bake it tonight (we have to take a cake to work to share!). It's lovely to meet someone from WA in blogland.

Cheers - Joolz

Joolz said...

I had total success with this cake - it rose beautifully and was really moist but not heavy. Thanks so much!


River said...

I'm going to try this, I love chocolate cake.

Not A Ballerina said...

Yummo, have just made this cake for my blog's birthday cake (ooh ... does that sound weird when it's slightly out of context?). Anyway thanks for the recipe, I thought for a blog's birthday I should use a cake recipe from one of my favourite blogs! xx

Meliss said...

hehehe - so funny - i love the photo of the empty plate - your little farmgirl is so cute helping mix the cake - my little ones like to eat so much of cake mix there is often not enough left to make a decent cake !

Domesblissity said...

LOL Oh, that's so funny. I can so relate. I take the picture, eat the food and then when I'm ready to post the recipe on the blog I look at the photo and see that it's hideous! LOL I don't know how they do it. It's all about the recipe, isn't it? LOL I must give this one a try. Looks delicious.

Anne xx