Dark Chocolate Olive Oil Cake Recipe - Vegan Family Recipes

Chocolate Olive Oil Cake

Incredibly moist Vegan Chocolate Olive Oil Cake that is perfect for dark chocolate lovers.
Course Dessert, Vegan
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Author Vanessa @


  • 8 tablespoons Raw Cacao or Cocoa Powder unsweetened
  • 1 1/2 cups Whole Wheat Flour
  • 3 teaspoons Baking Powder
  • 3/4 cup Raw Cane Sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon Salt
  • 2 tablespoons Apple Cider Vinegar
  • 3/4 cup Almond Milk or other plant based milk
  • 1/2 cup warm Water
  • 1 cup Olive Oil
  • 1/4 cup Vegan Chocolate of choice dark chocolate, chocolate chips, etc. I used this melted (optional)


  1. Preheat oven to 350F (180C). Grease and flour a springform or line with parchment paper (See notes).
  2. Stir together dry ingredients in a large mixing bowl.
  3. Stir in apple cider vinegar, milk, and water. Slowly add olive oil until just mixed.
  4. Pour cake batter into prepared springform and bake in preheated oven for 30 minutes. Cake is finished when the cake bounces back after being lightly pressed on or when a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean.
  5. Let cake cool before removing it from the springform.
  6. Melt chocolate chips and drizzle over chocolate olive oil cake.
  7. Serve with whipped coconut cream.

Recipe Notes

1) I used a 10 inch springform and the cake isn't very thick. The cake is so rich that it's great since you won't need a very big piece to feel full. You can use a smaller springform though to make it a thicker cake. Be aware that the bake time might vary then.