Chocolate Heaven Olive Oil Cake

Chocolate Heaven Olive Oil Cake

Grease two 9-inch round cake pans.  Preheat oven to 350o.

In a bowl, mix the following dry ingredients together:

1-3/4 cups all-purpose flour
2 cups sugar
3/4 cups sifted Olive Branch Cocoa, Raw
1-1/2 tsp. baking soda
1 tsp. salt

Add:
2 eggs
2 tsp. vanilla extract or Olive Branch Vanilla Bean Powder
1/2 cup Olive Branch Fused Blood Orange EVOO
1 cup whole milk 

Beat ingredients at medium until fairly well mixed.

Continue to beat at low speed or by had.  Mixture should be runny, but uniform.  Divide between the two pans (each 2/3 full).  Bake for 40 minutes at 350o.on the middle rack.  DO NOT OPEN OVEN DOOR UNTIL CAKE IS DONE.

Icing: (enough for one cake and decorating)

Using food processor, combine:
1-1/2 cups butter at room temperature
3 cups icing sugar
2 cups Olive Branch Cocoa, Raw

Pulse a few seconds, but do NOT over beat.  Ingredients should still be chunky.

Add:

6 Tbsp. hot coffee or espresso or Olive Branch Espresso Balsamic Vinegar
6 Tbsp. whole milk
2 tsp. vanilla extract or Olive Branch Vanilla Bean Powder

Mix well, stop part way through to scrape down the sides with a spatula.  If runny some additional icing sugar may be added.