Chocolate and Olive Oil Bundt Cake With Orange-Chocolate Sauce Chocolate and Olive Oil Bundt Cake With Orange-Chocolate Sauce

Chocolate and Olive Oil Bundt Cake With Orange Chocolate Sauce  | Food styling by David Grenier | Prop styling by Catherine Doherty Image by: Ronald Tsang

This dairy-free cake, with its dense crumb and bold dark chocolate flavour, is the perfect ending to a Hanukkah dinner. If you don’t have a fancy-shaped Bundt pan, any 10-cup (2.5 L) Bundt pan will work.

  • Prep time 25 minutes
  • Total time 1 hour & 30 minutes


  • 1 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 3/4 cups cocoa powder sifted
  • 1/4 cup ground almonds
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 3/4 teaspoons baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 1/4 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1 cup olive oil
  • 3 eggs
  • 1/3 cup water
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1/2 cup sliced almonds
  • 2 teaspoons icing sugar
Orange-Chocolate Sauce:
  • 1/2 cup kosher soy milk
  • 3 tablespoons corn syrup
  • 5 oz Kosher-parve dark chocolate (such as Scharffen Berger), finely chopped
  • 1 tablespoon dairy-free butter flavoured spread (such as Earth Balance)
  • 1/4 teaspoon kosher pure orange extract


In bowl, whisk flour, cocoa, ground almonds, baking powder, baking soda and salt. Remove 2 tbsp to flour 10-cup (2.5 L) greased Bundt pan.

In large bowl, beat together sugar, oil, eggs, water and lemon juice; stir in remaining flour mixture until combined. Stir in sliced almonds. Scrape into prepared pan.

Bake in 325?F (160?C) oven until cake tester inserted in centre comes out clean, about 55 minutes. Invert onto rack; remove pan. Let cool completely. (Make-ahead: Wrap in plastic wrap and store for up to 2 days or freeze in airtight container for up to 2 weeks.) Dust with icing sugar.

Orange-Chocolate Sauce: In small saucepan, bring soy milk and corn syrup to boil. Remove from heat; whisk in chocolate, butter spread and orange extract until smooth. Let cool slightly. Serve with cake.

Nutritional facts Per each of 10 servings: about

  • Fibre 4 g
  • Sodium 313 mg
  • Sugars 35 g
  • Protein 8 g
  • Calories 548.0
  • Total fat 35 g
  • Potassium 441 mg
  • Cholesterol 57 mg
  • Total carbohydrate 57 g


  • Iron 28.0
  • Folate 21.0
  • Calcium 9.0
  • Vitamin A 3.0
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Chocolate and Olive Oil Bundt Cake With Orange-Chocolate Sauce