Heat oven to 170 deg C
- 3/4 cup + 1 tbsp flour
- 1/4 tsp salt
- 1/2 tsp baking soda
1/2 cup water (boiling)
6 tbsp cocoa powder
COMBINE into a thick paste and allow to cool (doesn't need to come fully to room temp)
2 tsp vanilla extract
ADD to cocoa paste and stir
2/3 cup olive oil
1 cup sugar
COMBINE in mixing bowl and mix on high (directions said 5 minutes, we mixed for 2-3)
COMBINE wet ingredients and mix thoroughly
COMBINE dry mix and wet just to incorporate together.
Use small amount of oil to grease a 9 inch baking pan.
Pour in batter and bake for 45 minutes (I rotated the cake every 10 minutes).
Another dessert reference to store, unfortunately dairy: Caramel Sauce