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Whole-Grain Olive Oil Chocolate Chip Cake – Recipe!

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Baking a simple cake to snack on during the week is a must during the fall and wintertime.  I especially love the simplicity of a single layer snack cake like this one because it’s made with half whole-grain flour and olive oil, instead of butter, so I don’t feel as guilty enjoying a slice with coffee in the afternoon or at night after a lighter meal.  This cake recipe is made in one bowl and stirred by hand, then poured into an oiled baking dish and baked until golden blondish-brown.  It’s super tender with chunks of chocolate peaking throughout the crumb – delicious.

I used spelt flour in this cake recipe, but you can use whole-wheat pastry or whole-wheat white flour instead.  The combination of flours gives this snack cake a nuttiness that’s delicate, yet noticeable.  Semi-sweet chocolate chips are easy to come by and make a great addition to this cake because who doesn’t love a dose of daily chocolate?  Slice and serve this cake with coffee or tea and no one will notice if you sneak a slice for breakfast.

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1 cups whole-wheat white or spelt flour

1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour + 1 teaspoon

3/4 cup granulated sugar

1 1/4 teaspoons baking powder

1/2 teaspoon salt

3 large eggs

1 cup olive oil

3/4 cup whole milk

1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips

(Serves 6-8)

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To Prepare:

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.  Spray or grease a 9-inch tart or cake pan, set aside.
  2. In a large bowl, add whole-grain flour, 1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour, baking powder and salt, whisk.  Make a well in center.
  3. Add eggs, oil and milk, whisk until smooth.  Toss chocolate chips with remaining 1 teaspoons flour (so they don’t sink in batter when baking).  Add chocolate chips to batter and stir until combined.
  4. Pour into prepared pan and bake for 33-35 minutes, or until a toothpick comes mostly clean.  Remove and cool completely before slicing.  Enjoy!


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