Sunday, 7 October 2012


We always enjoy a bit of the lovely Nigella Lawson and on her new show Nigellissima she made a Chocolate & Olive Oil cake. It looked relatively straight forward to make so I thought I'd give it a go.

Ingrediants needed were:
  • 150ml of Olive Oil
  • 50g of Cocoa Powder
  • 125ml of Boiling Water
  • 2tsp of Vanilla Extract
  • 125g of Plain Flour
  • 1/2tsp of Bicarbonate of Soda
  • Pinch of Salt
  • 200g Caster Sugar
  • 3 Eggs

Thoroughly combine the cocoa powder, boiling water & vanilla extract in one bowl. Then the flour, salt and bicarbonate of soda in another. And the eggs, caster sugar and olive oil in a third bowl.

Fully mix all three bowls into one big bowl and then pour into a greased cake tin or oven proof dish. Bake for about 40 mins in a preheated oven to 170C. For a bit more of a detailed write-up, make sure you check out the original recipe:

My version didnt turn out quite as good looking as Nigella's (as you can see from the photo above), it rose and cracked a lot more, but still tasted great! We love a bit of Nigella. In a word its Nigellissima!!!

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