flourless chocolate olive oil cake

fallen chocolate olive oil cake

  • Author: mimi
  • Prep Time: 30 minutes
  • Cook Time: 40 minutes
  • Total Time: 1 hour 10 minutes
  • Yield: 8 servings 1x
  • Category: Dessert
  • Method: Bake
  • Cuisine: Gluten Free, Dessert


This is the flourless, fallen chocolate olive oil cake of the gods!



  • 1.5 cups (283 grams) semisweet chocolate chips – one normal size bag you get at the grocery store
  • 1 cup (200 grams) granulated sugar, divided into 1/3 cup and 2/3 cup
  • 1/2 cup (125 mL) olive oil
  • 2.5 tablespoons (40 grams) almond flour or paleo flour
  • 5 large eggs, separated into egg yolks & whites in two bowls separately.


  1. get ready. preheat the oven to 350F. prep a 10″ springform pan with parchment paper + butter + cocoa powder.
  2. create the chocolate custard first. prepare a double boiler – in a saucepan, boil water. in a heat resistant glass bowl or a stainless steel bowl, melt the chocolate, whisking so it melts evenly. lower the heat but keep the chocolate on the double boiler. whisk in the 1/3rd cup of sugar and whisk so it combines evenly. then, pour in the olive oil in a steady stream and whisk continually, as if you were making a mayonnaise. turn off the heat – temper the egg yolks first by adding a little bit of the chocolate in, and whisk; then add in the egg yolks and whisk continually to make sure it all combines and doesn’t curdle. last, fold in the almond flour and stir to combine. 
  3. next, make the meringue. whip the egg whites and the remaining 2/3 C sugar together in a KitchenAid mixer – stand or hand mixer. start with the egg whites and mix on a low speed to get some air in it. then add 1/3 of the sugar and whip until not clear anymore; add 1/3, then the last 1/3 until the egg whites are stiff and aerated.
  4. fold in the chocolate mixture into the egg whites in thirds, trying to not overmix.
  5. pour into the prepared springform pan and bake for 30-35 minutes.
  6. let the cake cool — the top will fall and crack, which is lovely!
  7. serve as is or with some creme fraiche!

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