Recipe: Delicious Chocolate Olive Oil Cake

Recipe: Delicious Chocolate Olive Oil Cake

Recipe: Delicious Chocolate Olive Oil Cake

Celebrate Life’s Special Moments with a Healthy Indulgence

Life is about finding balance, and what better way to celebrate life’s special moments – be it birthdays, anniversaries, or festive occasions – than by indulging in a delightful treat that’s as nutritious as it is delicious? 

Our Chocolate Olive Oil Cake, inspired by the culinary expertise of Teresa Cutter (The Healthy Chef), is not just a feast for your taste buds but a boon for your health. This cake isn’t just insanely delicious – it’s the Superman of chocolate cakes, packed with antioxidants and essential fatty acids that promote well-being. Plus, it’s refined sugar-free, gluten-free, dairy-free, and has a low glycemic index, making it a guilt-free pleasure for various dietary needs.

The Nutritional Powerhouse: Cocoa

What sets this cake apart is its primary ingredient: cocoa. Cocoa is not just a flavour enhancer; it’s a nutritional powerhouse, brimming with magnesium, iron, copper, manganese, riboflavin, and essential micronutrients. Known as one of the highest antioxidant foods on the planet, cocoa is fantastic for heart health. Its high flavonoid content is instrumental in reducing the risk of heart disease, stroke, and diabetes, making this cake a smart choice for health-conscious indulgence.


  • 2 1/2 cups (250g) almond meal
  • 1/2 cup (60g) cocoa
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon gluten-free baking powder
  • 3 eggs
  • 1/2 cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 1/2 cup almond or coconut milk
  • 1/2 cup raw honey or maple syrup


  1. Preheat your oven to 160°C.
  2. Combine the almond meal, cocoa, baking powder, and baking soda in a mixing bowl.
  3. Add in the eggs, olive oil, milk, and honey, blending them into a smooth batter.
  4. Spoon the mixture into a round baking tin lined with baking paper or greased with a hint of cocoa.
  5. Bake for 50-55 minutes or until cooked through.
  6. Let it cool completely before serving. Enjoy every bite!

Serving Suggestions:

This cake’s super moist texture means it stands out. However, pair it with fresh strawberries, The Healthy Chef’s ganache or chocolate mousse for an added luxury touch. These accompaniments enhance the flavours and add extra health benefits, making the experience even more indulgent and satisfying.

Holistic Dentistry and Nutrition:
A Harmonious Blend

At SHDC, we believe in holistic health, where good nutrition is vital in maintaining dental and overall health. This recipe is an excellent example of our commitment to promoting a lifestyle that can harmoniously blend indulgence with health. We encourage you to explore nutritious recipes to satisfy your palate while contributing to wellness.

The Journey Behind the Recipe

Our journey crafting this recipe began with a deep understanding of the relationship between nutrition and dental health. We created a dessert that aligns with our holistic approach by choosing ingredients like almond meal, rich in calcium, and cocoa, known for its antioxidant properties. This recipe is more than a treat; it’s an example to show what you eat can impact your dental and overall health.

Our Team at SHDC are Passionate Cooks, too!

This recipe was brought to you by nutritionist Sophie Ehrlich, a passionate advocate for holistic health and a culinary enthusiast. With many years of experience in nutrition and health, Sophie combines expertise and a love for wholesome cooking to create recipes that nourish both the body and soul.


This recipe and its health benefits are based on general nutritional principles and should not substitute for professional medical advice. Always consult your dentist or healthcare provider for personalised guidance.