This is a simple cake recipe that has great chocolatey flavor! Sure to please your Valentine…
1 ¼ c all-purpose unbleached flour (I use King Arthur)
1 tsp salt
½ tsp baking soda
½ c powdered cocoa (not dutched) – good qualityChocolate
½ c boiling water
1 tsp vanilla
4 large eggs
1 c sugar – superfine if you have it
½ c Rancho olivos olive oil – Arbequina or Italian
½ c plain yogurt (can be greek or regular – full fat – not light!)
Oil and lightly flour a springform cake pan
Preheat oven to 325 F
Combine flour, salt and baking soda in a small bowl
In another bowl, mix water with powdered cocoa until smooth.
Stir in vanilla – let cool.
In a large bowl, whisk eggs until incorporated, then whisk in sugar until well combined. Whisk in olive oil, and then yogurt, until well combined. Then add cooled cocoa mixture and whisk until well combined.
Stir flour mixture into chocolate mixture, adding it a little at a time, and then stirring well. Once well incorporated, pour into prepared pan.
Bake for 25-30 minutes – until cake tester comes out clean. Rest on rack for 10 minutes, remove from pan and let cool. Dust with powdered sugar (you can make little heart shapes!).
Can be served with berries and whipped cream if you like.