Chocolate Olive Oil Cupcakes

Recipe #5 – Spartan Olive Oil Challenge #EVOOChallenge

This is a version of my mother’s favorite chocolate cake recipe.  These can be made quickly with ingredients in your pantry.  The addition of the olive oil makes these gems moist with dense chocolate flavor.  Oh…I might have forgotten to tell you, you mix them in one bowl – how easy is that?   This is the perfect triple chocolate combination, chocolate cake, chocolate chips and chocolate ganache. Just my kind of sweet delight.

Chocolate olive oil cupcakes



Chocolate Olive Oil Cupcakes
Yields 12
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  1. 1 1/2 cups flour
  2. 1 cup sugar
  3. 3 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder
  4. 1 teaspoon baking soda
  5. 1/2 teaspoon salt
  6. 1 teaspoon vanilla
  7. 1 teaspoon apple cider vinegar
  8. 5 tablespoons olive oil
  9. 1 cup water
  10. 1/2 cup mini chocolate chips
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line one twelve count muffin pan with paper liners.
  2. In a medium mixing bowl combine the flour, sugar, cocoa, soda, and salt. Whisk dry ingredients together. Add the vanilla, vinegar, olive oil and water. Whisk until smooth. Fold in the chocolate chips.
  3. Divide batter between the twelve cupcakes.
  4. Bake 350 degrees for 20 minutes.
  5. Remove from oven, cool.
  6. Dip in ganache.
  1. Chocolate Ganache
  2. 6 oz. semi sweet chocolate, chopped into small pieces or you can use semi sweet chocolate chips
  3. 1/2 cup heavy cream
  4. Heat cream until small bubbles appear around the edge, remove from heat. Add chocolate and stir until smooth. Dip cooled cupcakes in ganache.
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4 thoughts on “Chocolate Olive Oil Cupcakes

  1. Wendy Breseman

    Great project for a snow day!! Thanks

  2. Since it is the first snow of the season, you got me all excited that everything I need is in the pantry…and you are right! Thank You So Very Much….now I can get my chocolate fix on!

  3. These look delicious. I had a chocolate tart with olive oil pie crust from Graffiato once that was really terrific and this reminds me of them. Can’t wait to try.

  4. I’ve done olive oil cupcakes before, but not with chocolate. And definitely not with apple cider vinegar! These look divine.

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