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.)

(SPOT.ph) 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.

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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).

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The Original cake has a lightly citrusy flavor.
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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. 
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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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