Melt in your mouth Chocolate Cake (Sugar free & Gluten Free + Vegan Option)

Melt-in-your-mouth Chocolate Cake

This cake is a mix between brownies and a cake and pure decadence in your mouth!  Simple to make and delicious every time.


2/3 cup extra virgin olive oil

1.5 cups almond meal

1/2 cup boiling water

6 T unsweetened organic cocoa powder

1 T vanilla extract

1/2 t baking soda

1/4 t Himalayan salt

3/4 cup pure maple syrup

3 large eggs (if vegan sub with flax eggs: 1 Tbsp flaxseed meal + 2.5 Tbsp water)


Preheat oven to 325 degrees F.  Grease a 9-inch cake pan with olive oil.

Whisk the boiling water into the cocoa power and then add vanilla.  Set aside to cool slightly.

In a stand mixer with the paddle attachment beat the olive oil, maple syrups and eggs on medium about 3 minutes. 

Put mixer to low and add the cocoa mixture then the dry ingredients

Bake for 40-45 minutes.  When a toothpick is inserted in the center of the cake it comes out with a few crumbs.

Let cool before removing.

Serve alone, with a cup of home roasted coffee, or maybe even with some fresh berries!

*This is modified from another recipe in which I no longer know the source

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