• 7 eggs separated

  • 1 cup castor sugar

  • 100 ml extra virgin olive oil

  • 1 cup self-raising flour, sifted

  • 1 3/4 cups drinking chocolate (not cocoa), sifted

  • 125 ml warm water

  • ¼ cup sugar when beating egg white


  • 1.

    Preheat the oven to 180 degrees celcius.

  • 2.

    Beat the egg yolks with castor sugar until fluffy. If the mixture tends to be thick, add 1 tablespoon of warm water. This will help the mixture turn fluffy again.

  • 3.

    With the beater on medium speed add olive oil, bit by bit, like making mayonnaise. Add dry ingredients to the mixture on low speed and beat until all combined. Add the water.

  • 4.

    Whip the egg whites until thick, add the sugar and beat until it dissolves.

  • 5.

    Pour chocolate mixture into a large bowl and gently but swiftly fold in the egg whites. When well combined pour into a greased 23cm (9 inch) cake tin and bake for one hour or until cooked

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I made this this afternoon, its incredibly simple, and is so light and lovely to eat. I have an old oven so I covered the top with some foil for the last 20 minutes or so just to prevent it from going too dark and burning on top. I think I prefer the finished product to other butter based recipies.
Posted by suzycakieReport
I am going to give it a try tomorrow, will give you an update
Posted by DT36Report
sounds wonderful and very easy to make. Can't wait to try this one!