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Easy Double Chocolate Cake

Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time40 mins
Total Time1 hr


For the base:

  • 40 ml olive oil
  • 2 eggs
  • 200 g sour cream
  • 100 ml strong coffee
  • 40 g cocoa powder
  • 10 g baking powder
  • 1/3 teaspoon salt
  • 200 g cake flour
  • 220 g sugar
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract

For the frosting:


Cake Base:

  • Preheat oven to 170 degrees C. Line a 20-23 cm round cake pan with a circle of baking paper. Grease the pan well.
  • In a bowl combine flour, cocoa powder, salt and baking powder. Stir carefully and set aside.
    In a mixing bowl beat eggs and sugar until foamy. Add olive oil, vanilla, coffee and sour cream and whisk until homogeneous. Gradually add the dry ingredients and whisk until absorbed.
  • Bake the cake for about 40 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Remove the pan from the oven and allow the cake to cool for 10 minutes before transferring it to a wire rack. Let the cake cool well before frosting it.


  • Combine all ingredients in a mixing bowl and beat for 2-3 minutes, until homogeneous.
  • Top the cake with the frosting. Serve immediately or refrigerated.
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