Chocolate Chunk Olive Oil Cake with Basil

(Have a unique cake that you made? Or an interesting link that I should read? Let me know!)


This beauty is not for everyone.
Honestly, I loved it. I found it delicious and sweet but no coyingly so.


Some of my testers however, didn’t like it. But, if you’re like me and like wierd tasty food, you need to try this. The chocolate and basil are so, so good together. The basil is very light, and not dominating. The cake has a slight ‘basily’ undertone that is just right.

The recipe is inspired by a cake that Sarah ( of The Vanilla Bean Blog) did a while ago , and I tried out yesterday.

It’s a unique cake, in its own way, for unique person.

Makes one big cake

1 1/2 cups all purpose flour
3/4 cup oat flour
1 tsp baking power
1/2 tsp salt
3/4 cup good olive oil ( you don’t need an extra virgin oil here, but again, better quality ingredients = a high taste baked good)
3 eggs, beaten lightly
1 cup dark chocolate chunks (again, quality!)
1 tbsp fresh basil, chiffonaded
3/4 cup milk
1 cup brown sugar ( dark brown is ideal)

Preheat the oven to 180 C/350 F.
Whisk together the dry ingredients. On the side, cream together oil and sugar. Now add the eggs and whisk to combine.
Now add the oil mixture to the flour, slowly, alternating with the milk.
Now fold in the basil and chocolate chunks.

Bake in a cake tin, lightly oiled with olive oil, for 35 minutes or till golden brown and a cake tester comes out clean.



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