O’Live A Little’s Chocolate Olive Oil Cake With Red Wine

Jennifer Ostrowski


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


  • Heat the oven to 350 degrees F. and lightly grease 1 – 3”X 9” round cake pan
  • In one bowl, combine the sugar, flour, cocoa, baking soda and powder, and salt, and stir to mix well. Add, cinnamon if desired
  • In another bowl, add the eggs, buttermilk, wine, olive oil and vanilla, and use a hand mixer to blend well.
  • Add the dry ingredients to the wet, and continue to beat on medium speed for 2 minutes. (The batter will be very thin)
  • 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.
  • Cool for 15 minutes, remove from the pan.
  • Cool to room temperature, dust with either the cocoa powder or powdered sugar.
  • Drizzle with Balsamic Vinegar & Enjoy!