Chef Rosa Hanslits’ Chocolate & Olive Oil Cake

Torta di Cioccolato di Olio di Oliva di Chef Rosa Hanslits’ Chocolate & Olive Oil Cake

Celebrate National Chocolate Cake Day with a recipe from one of our favorite people, Chef Rosa Hanslits of Nicole Taylor Pasta Shop & Back Room Eatery in Broad Ripple, Indianapolis. An easy to make winter time dessert, try swapping butter with a healthier choice using Villa Gabriella Organic Extra Virgin Olive. Use healthy Dutch cocoa powder & honey for the glaze. We adapted Rosa’s recipe for this healthy dark chocolate, & luxurious cake! 8 to 10 slices.

Easy Ingredients

  • 1/3 cup Villa Gabriella Organic Extra Virgin Olive Oil, + more for the pan

  • 2 cups King Arthur™ Unbleached, All-Purpose Flour, + more for dusting

  • ¼ cup Dutch-process cocoa powder

  • ¼ teaspoon sea salt

  • 1/8 teaspoon baking soda

  • ½ cup sugar in the raw

  • 1 large egg plus 1 egg yolk

  • ½ teaspoon vanilla extract

  • ½ teaspoon finely grated lemon

  • ½ teaspoon finely grated orange zest

For the glaze

  • 4 oz. bittersweet chocolate, chopped

  • 2 teaspoons honey, plus more for drizzling

  • 2 teaspoons extra virgin olive oil

  • ½ teaspoon finely grated orange zest

  • Large pinch of sea salt

  • ½ teaspoon coarse black pepper

Simple Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Brush a roundpan or Bundt pan with olive oil & dust with flour.

  2. Whisk the cocoa powder and ¼ cup hot water in a small bowl, let cool slightly & set aside.

  3. Combine flour, salt, baking soda in a bowl.

  4. Combine sugar, egg & egg yolk, vanilla & lemon zest, beat on medium high speed until pale & thick, approx. 1 minute.

  5. Slowly drizzle in olive oil. Add the cocoa mixture & beat until combined.

  6. Reduce the mixer speed to low, add the flour mixture & beat until just incorporated.

  7. Bake for 30-35 minutes. Let cool in the pan on a rack.

  8. Remove from pan & let cool completely on the rack.

  9. Make the glaze, put the chocolate, honey, olive oil, salt in a pan, heat over a medium flame, stirring occasionally.

  10. Drizzle over cake, sprinkle sea salt, cracked pepper & orange peel, let cake thoroughly cool before enjoying!

 

At Villa Gabriella Organic our team tries & taste every recipe we feature. While we love to share our family recipes & those talented home cooks & chefs, sometimes we adapt them so they are even easier to make. As with our products, our goal is for you to have a healthy & delicious experience using Villa Gabriella recipes. So try them in your kitchen, feel free to tweak them & please tell us what we think. We welcome your comments & feedback.  

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