Salted Chocolate Olive Oil Cakes
- 10 oz. Dark Chocolate
- 3⁄4 C. The Olive Tap’s 100% Extra Virgin Olive Oil or Flavored Olive Oil of choice (i.e. Blood Orange, Sorrento Orange)
- 4 eggs, room temperature
- 1/2 to 3/4 C. sugar (according to taste and for cocoa percentage of dark chocolate used)
- 1 1⁄4 C. almond flour, sifted
- The Olive Tap’s Fleur de Sel or a Chocolate Fleur de Sel, or other gourmet salt
Preheat oven to 325°F.
Break the chocolate into small chunks and melt with olive oil in double boiler.
With electric mixer, beat eggs and sugar until light and airy. Reduce speed and slowly pour in chocolate mixture. Add sifted flour and mix on low speed until well blended. Batter can either be poured into a spring-form pan or a greased, floured pie pan, or individual pan or ramekins of choice. (I USE A LIGHTLY OILED CAST-IRON BISCUIT PAN FOR INDIVIDUAL CAKES.)
Sprinkle Fleur de Sel (or Chocolate Fleur de Sel) generously over the batter, as much as you would sugar or sprinkles. (If using, straight Fleur de Sel or other sea salt, use more sparingly.)
Bake for 22-30 minutes depending on the size of the pan and the texture you’d like the cake or cakes.
Allow to cool, then refrigerate. This cake is best eaten after it has been in the refrigerator overnight.