This Chocolate Cake Is Extra-Decadent Thanks to an Unexpected Ingredient

Hint: You probably add it to your pasta. (But it makes for amazing cakes, too.)

( You might think you've seen it all when it comes to chocolate cake. You've likely tried tried a lot of different kinds: tall ones, short ones, cakey ones, fudgy ones, sweet ones, and dark-tasting ones. Well, here's another chocolate cake to try: it's moist and especially tender, with a properly bittersweet flavor bolstered with a mild fruitiness you might recognize. While most other cakes use butter or neutral-tasting oil, what makes this cake by online seller GourMei special is that it's got olive oil in the mix—resulting in a distinct crumb and one-of-a-kind, full-bodied flavor.

We'll let the photo speak for itself.
PHOTO BY Facebook/GourMei Bakes

Dubbed the Les Xocolat, this chocolate-olive oil cake is gluten-free and as decadent as it gets. You can try it plain (P700/six inches, P1,000/eight inches, P1,600/10 inches) or with the Dark Choco Frosting (P800/six inches, P1,250/eight inches, P2,050/10 inches) or Cream Cheese Frosting (P900/six inches, P1,350/eight inches, P2,150/10 inches).

The Original cake has a lightly citrusy flavor.
PHOTO BY Facebook/GourMei Bakes
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Not into chocolate? GourMei has other cakes also made with olive oil in the mix. The Original (P550/six inches, P850/eight inches, P1,200/10 inches) has a lightly citrusy note that goes with your afternoon tea, while the Rose Water Love (P650/six inches, P950/eight inches, P1,450/10 inches) has an intriguing combination of rose water and strawberries. Both cakes can be ordered in gluten-free variations.

The Rose Water Love is like the Valentine's Day of cakes. 
PHOTO BY Facebook/GourMei Bakes

Try these cakes for yourself by sending GourMei a message on Facebook or Instagram at least two days in advance. Delivery can be done via Grab or Lalamove from Tuesdays to Sundays, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. You can send your payments via bank deposit (BDO or BPI) or GCash.

For orders, send a message to GourMei on Facebook or Instagram.

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