• 2 Cups of Sugar

  • 1 3/4 Cups All-purpose Flour

  • 3/4 Cup Unsweetened Dark Cocoa

  • 2 Teaspoons Baking Soda

  • 1 Teaspoon Baking Powder

  • 1 Teaspoon Fine Sea Salt

  • 1 Teaspoon Cinnamon (optional)

  • 2 Eggs

  • 1 Cup Buttermilk

  • 1 Cup Dry Red Wine

  • 1/2 Cup O’Live A Little Extra Virgin Olive Oil (Blood Orange, Black Pepper or any Traditional Variety)

  • 2 Teaspoons Vanilla Extract

  • To Finish:

  • Dust with Cocoa Powder or Powdered Sugar

  • Drizzle with a seasonally flavored O’Live A Little Balsamic Vinegar

Method Of Prep

  1. Heat the oven to 350 degrees F. and lightly grease 1 – 3” x 9” round cake pan

  2. In one bowl, combine the sugar, flour, cocoa, baking soda and powder, and salt, and stir to mix well. Add, cinnamon if desired

  3. In another bowl, add the eggs, buttermilk, wine, olive oil, and vanilla, and use a hand mixer to blend well.

  4. Add the dry ingredients to the wet, and continue to beat on medium speed for 2 minutes. (The batter will be very thin)

  5. Pour the batter into your prepared pan, and bake for about 45 minutes, or until a cake tester inserted into the center comes out clean.

  6. Cool for 15 minutes, remove from the pan.

  7. Cool to room temperature, dust with either the cocoa powder or powdered sugar.

  8. Drizzle with Balsamic Vinegar & Enjoy!

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