Cat Cora's Olive Oil Chocolate Cake

Cat Cora's Olive Oil Chocolate Cake
Staff Writer
Cat Cora's Olive Oil Chocolate Cake
Cat Cora's Kitchen by Gaea

Cat Cora's Olive Oil Chocolate Cake

For a Mediterranean flare to your Thanksgiving, swap your pumpkin pie for chef Cat Cora's olive oil cake. 

10
Servings
343
Calories Per Serving
Deliver Ingredients

Ingredients

  • 7 eggs, separated
  • 1 Cup superfine sugar
  • 1/2 Cup Cat Cora's Kitchen by Gaea Kalamata D.O.P. Greek Extra-Virgin Olive Oil
  • 1 Cup self-raising flour, sifted
  • 1 3/4 Cup drinking chocolate (not cocoa), sifted
  • 1/2 Cup warm water
  • 1/4 Cup sugar when beating egg whites

Directions

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.

Beat egg yolks with castor sugar until fluffy. If the mixture tends to be thick, add 1 tablespoon of warm water. This will help the mixture turn fluffy again. With the beater on medium speed add the olive oil, bit by bit, like making mayonnaise. Add dry ingredients to the mixture on low speed and beat until all combined. Add the water.

Whip the egg whites until thick, add the sugar ,and beat until it dissolves. Pour chocolate mixture into a large bowl and gently but swiftly fold in the egg whites. When well combined pour into a greased 9-inch cake tin and bake for 1 hour or until cooked.

Serve with chocolate ganache (sauce) and Cat Cora’s Kitchen sea salt.

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
17g
24%
Sugar
23g
26%
Saturated Fat
7g
29%
Cholesterol
3mg
1%
Carbohydrate, by difference
49g
38%
Protein
4g
9%
Vitamin A, RAE
14µg
2%
Vitamin K (phylloquinone)
6µg
7%
Calcium, Ca
44mg
4%
Choline, total
2mg
0%
Fiber, total dietary
5g
20%
Folate, total
19µg
5%
Iron, Fe
2mg
11%
Magnesium, Mg
13mg
4%
Niacin
1mg
7%
Phosphorus, P
43mg
6%
Selenium, Se
4µg
7%
Sodium, Na
496mg
33%
Water
25g
1%

Olive Shopping Tip

Italian food is about simplicity and letting the ingredients shine. So make sure you get ingredients that are great quality and flavor. Farmers markets and specialty stores will have great produce and products. Just be sure to have some great olive oil.

Olive Cooking Tip

Unlike other highly regarded cuisines, Italian cooking is usually simple to make with many dishes having only 4 to 8 ingredients. Italian cooks rely chiefly on the quality of the ingredients rather than on elaborate preparation.