Recipes on January 27, 2012 by

A Day for Chocolate Cake

A single day to celebrate chocolate cake seems 364 days to few, but Happy National Chocolate Cake Day just the same. Chocolate cake is such a staple in our culture for all celebratory occasions- whether it’s a birthday, a retirement party, or just a fancy night out, Americans can’t get enough of chocolate cake.

Decadence does seem to be the qualifying criteria for a good chocolate cake, but we wanted to share a slightly different form of decadence.This cake, from the amazing Christen at Life:Styled was part of our “Bake a Healthier Holiday” promotion with California Olive Ranch in December.  This recipe uses fresh rosemary and Arbosana olive oil to give this chocolate cake a lighter touch and unique flavor. If millet flour is hard to come by, try substituting whole wheat pastry flour or oat flour.  Gluten Free? See our links below for decadent chocolate cakes just for you. Enjoy!

Chocolate Rosemary Olive Oil Cake

  •     1 -1/2 cups Unbleached White Flour
  •     3/4 cup Millet Flour
  •     3/4 cup Sugar
  •     3/4 tsp Baking Soda
  •     3/4 tsp Sea Salt
  •     3 Eggs
  •     1 cup California Olive Ranch Arbosana Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  •     3/4 cup Milk
  •     1-1/2 Tbsp fresh Rosemary, finely chopped
  •     4 oz grated Dark Chocolate bar (70% cacao)
  •     2 Tbsp Sugar (for top crunch)


Step 1: Preheat oven to 350°F. Rub a bundt (or loaf) pan with olive oil.

Step 2: Whisk the flours, sugar, baking soda and salt together in a large bowl. Set aside.

Step 3: In another bowl, whisk the eggs together, then add the olive oil and milk to the eggs. Whisk until blended. Then mix in the rosemary.

Step 4: Fold wet ingredients into the dry, mixing until just combined. Next fold in the shaved chocolate until uniformly mixed.

Step 5: Spoon the 2 Tablespoons of sugar into the bottom of your bundt pan. Then pour the batter into your prepared pan.

Step 6: Bake for 40 minutes, or until the top is golden brown and skewer inserted comes clean.

Step 7: Wait until the cake is cooled before inverting the bundt pan to release your beautiful cake!

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