flourless chocolate olive oil cake

flourless chocolate olive oil cake

In honor of our founder’s birthday month and all the festivities December brings, this olive oil cake is the epitome of celebration. Likewise, with our 2023 harvest coming to a close, we have all the more reason to celebrate with a decadent dessert. To make your cake even more festive, feel free to dress up it with dried orange slices, rosemary sprigs, fresh whipped cream, sprouted nuts, candied fruit, or a fruit compote and display it as an eye-catching centerpiece at your next winter gathering.

As always, we intentionally curate the highest-quality ingredients for all our recipes, and we suggest you do the same so you can receive optimal nourishment, even in an indulgent dessert such as this.


  • 7 ounces high-quality 80% cacao dark chocolate, finely chopped
  • ½ cup Zimms COOK or HEAL EVOO, plus 1 additional tablespoon for the pan
  • 1 cup coconut sugar or raw cane sugar
  • 5 large pasture-raised eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • ¼ teaspoon sea salt
  • 4 tablespoons cocoa powder
  • 1 teaspoon espresso powder or finely ground coffee beans


  1. Preheat oven to 350°F.
  2. Rub a 9-inch round cake pan with EVOO and line with parchment paper.
  3. In a small pot, bring 1 inch of water to a gentle simmer over low heat. Once simmering, set a ceramic bowl over the pot to create a double boiler.
  4. Add the chocolate and EVOO to the bowl and stir continuously until melted. Turn off the heat and leave the chocolate to cool for a few minutes before removing the bowl from the saucepan.
  5. Using a spatula, transfer the chocolate and olive oil mixture to a medium bowl.
  6. Add the sugar and whisk well.
  7. Mix in each egg, one at a time, until fully incorporated into the batter.
  8. In a separate bowl, combine the salt, cocoa powder, and ground coffee. Gently fold into the batter, adding in the vanilla to finish.
  9. Pour the batter into the prepared cake pan and spread it out evenly.
  10. Bake for about 25 minutes. The cake is done when a butterknife inserted into the center comes out with only a few crumbs
  11. Once the cake is done, remove it from the oven and let it cool in the pan for about 10 minutes, then transfer it to a wire rack to cool completely.
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