Cakes/ Recipes

Chocolate Olive Oil Bundt Cake

I have been SO excited to share this yummy dessert with you guys! In my opinion, this is literally the perfect cake. And, I mean, it contains super heart healthy ingredients like extra virgin olive oil and dark chocolate so… basically have to make it as soon as possible for your health. 😉

There’s just something that feels fancy about bundt cakes even if they really aren’t fancy at all. They just LOOK fancy sitting there all pretty on your counter, right? Well, I can promise that this one won’t really last that long (ours didn’t anyway – we are a house full of dark chocolate lovers!) but for the brief time it’s there, it will be fancy and will make you feel the same. There’s no butter in this cake — just extra virgin olive oil and it’s a bit like my lemon cake I made for you guys a few year back in that regard.

I am quickly realizing, after coming back to the blogging world fairly recently, I have started to notice a trend in SUPER fast and easy desserts these days. I get that. There’s a time and a place for those. But this isn’t that. I don’t know about you, but sometimes I don’t always want the fastest five ingredient dessert — I take a lot of joy out of beating eggs until they are pale, thick and creamy, out of whisking together my dry ingredients and folding them into the wet ones, and out of melting chocolate to fold into perfect cake batter. I’m not saying this is a terribly time consuming dessert (it’s not at all) but it’s not a five minute success either. 

This is a cake you make on a Friday afternoon to enjoy during the weekend ahead, or one you might throw together on a Sunday morning before church. And while it’s not a five minute one bowl success, it will make your kitchen smell like heaven on earth and your family pretty darn happy. 

Happy Tuesday, friends!

Chocolate Olive Oil Bundt Cake
Prep Time
15 mins
Cook Time
38 mins
Total Time
53 mins
Course: Dessert
  • 4 whole eggs
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 cup flour
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 5 1/2 oz semisweet chocolate chips
  • 1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  1. Preheat your oven to 350 degrees. Spray a bundt pan with nonstick cooking spray or butter it well (I recommend using butter).

  2. In a glass bowl, melt the chocolate chips in the microwave in 30 second intervals, stirring well after each time. 

  3. In an electric mixer, beat together the eggs and sugar until they are very pale and fluffy (about 5 minutes on high). Slowly drizzle in the extra virgin olive oil while the mixer is going. Add the melted chocolate and mix well.

  4. In another bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt and cocoa. Fold the dry ingredients into the wet ones, stirring until just combined.

  5. Pour batter into your prepared pan and bake for 35-40 minutes until done. Let cool for 10 minutes before inverting your bundt pan and removing your cake. Dust with powdered sugar after cake cools thoroughly. 

Recipe Notes

This recipe can also be prepared in a single 8" round cake pan. 

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  • Kalyn @
    April 4, 2017 at 6:48 am

    Saving this one for later! Thanks!

    Great food photos, too!

  • Naomi
    April 4, 2017 at 6:52 am

    Just wanted to say (again) that I’m glad you’re back to food blogging!! I missed your recipes and lovely photos! Blogs had a bit of a downturn in the last few years and i’m so happy to see a blog revival! 🙂

  • Aimee
    April 4, 2017 at 6:55 am

    Bundt cake always reminds me of my mom. She often made an apple spice bundt cake for her and I to have with a cup of coffee. I loved that it could double as breakfast – because apples, ya know?

    This cake looks absolutely heavenly. I’ll definitely be making it.

  • Ginny
    April 4, 2017 at 8:07 am

    YUM!! Will definitely be making this cake this weekend 🙂

  • Jamie
    April 4, 2017 at 12:02 pm

    On my list for this weekend! Just one question: could I use coconut sugar in place of regular sugar?

  • Celia @ Chicago Jogger
    April 4, 2017 at 2:42 pm

    Looks amazing! Now I need to buy a bundt pan 😉

  • Christina @
    April 5, 2017 at 5:10 am

    This looks so delicious! I agree about taking time with baking – I don’t make dessert on a super regular basis, but I love baking and don’t mind devoting some time to it when the occasion arises.

  • julie
    April 6, 2017 at 7:20 am

    Jenna- this looks so yummy! Do you think flax egg would work instead of eggs? Thinking of how to do this vegan! Thank you!!

  • Lindsay
    April 6, 2017 at 11:55 am

    Do you think all purpose gluten-free flour would work ok here? x

  • Meg Jones
    April 11, 2017 at 3:51 am

    I made this over the weekend to take to our friends’ house and meet their new baby. We served it with crushed berries and it was perfect. So happy you are back to blogging and sharing your flawless recipes : )