Olive Oil Chocolate Cake

Here is a recipe for chocolate cake, using olive oil!

The cake is super simple to make, and it’s also vegan, and I guarantee you’ll like it!!


1 1/4 cups flour
1 cup sugar (brown sugar works well too)
1/3 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
1 tsp baking soda (or 2 1/2 tsp baking powder)
1/2 tsp salt
1 cup warm water
1 tsp vanilla extract
1/3 cup olive oil
1 tsp distilled white or apple cider vinegar

Starting from the top of the list, add all the ingredients to a large mixing bowl. I sieve the flour, but just put everything else in as it is.

Mix everything together thoroughly, and pour the mix, which will be quite runny, into a cake tin. I usually line the bottom with greaseproof paper first.

Bake in the oven at about 180 degrees, for about 45 minutes. Keep checking with a knife, and turn the oven off when the knife comes out clean. Usually I leave the cake in the oven for ten minutes or so after this, and then bring it out to let it cool.

It should be moist inside. Enjoy!

10 thoughts on “Olive Oil Chocolate Cake

  1. My son makes a delicious chocolate cake using olive oil – very moist and tasty – it disappears in minutes!. I will certainly try this recipe. I wonder what you use for the frosting? Cream cheese and icing sugar is good so I’ll try that. Thank you for posting.

  2. Sounds yummy, Sara. I shall have to make it tomorrow – have the grandchildren for tea then & they adore chocolate cake!

    Margaret x

    Sent from my iPhone


  3. We the Spolied–salute you!!!
    Once again you bring another life from another world into our hearts and minds. Bravo Sara!!!
    ALL who know and know of you, love you and love what you share with us.

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