Italian Holiday Table: Whole Wheat Chocolate Olive Oil Cake
Recipe Type: Cake, Baking, Dessert
Cuisine: Italian Inspired
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Serves: 12 servings
Make an Italian-inspired holiday meal that keeps you out of the kitchen and celebrating with family. Dish out a comforting shrimp pasta, finishing with a whole wheat chocolate olive oil cake.
  • 1 cup whole wheat flour
  • ½ cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 2 tablespoons baking powder
  • ⅛ teaspoon salt
  • ½ cup sugar
  • ¾ cup nonfat Greek yogurt, plain
  • 3 large eggs
  • 1 tablespoons pure vanilla extract
  • ½ cup Colavita organic extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 (3.5 oz.) Perugina 51% Cacao Premium Chocolate bar, coarsely chopped
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Grease a 9-inch round baking pan.
  2. In a medium bowl whisk together the flour, cocoa powder, baking powder and salt. Set aside.
  3. In a large bowl, stir the sugar, yogurt, eggs, vanilla and olive oil together until fully combined.
  4. In batches, mix the flour mixture into the yogurt mixture and gently stir until combined. Fold in the chopped chocolate and then pour the cake batter into the prepared pan.
  5. Bake for 40 to 45 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean.
  6. Cool the cake in the pan for 15 minutes; then gently run a knife along the side of the cake. Carefully invert the cake onto a plate and then invert again onto a cooling rack to cool completely.
  7. Serve alone, dusted with powdered sugar, or add a scoop of vanilla ice cream.
Recipe by Honest Cooking at