2/3 cup olive oil
6 tablespoons of high quality cocoa powder
1/2 cup boiling water
2 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 1/2 cups almond meal
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
A pinch of salt
1 cup sugar (I use organic coconut sugar, for its low glycemic index)
Preheat your oven to 325F.
In a small bowl, mix the cocoa powder with the boiling water and in another small bowl, mix the almond meal with the baking soda and salt.
In the bowl of a mixer, put the eggs, sugar and olive oil and beat vigorously for 3 minutes. Reduce speed and pour in the cocoa mixture and then the almond meal mixture.
Pour the final mixture into a 9 ” pan, well oiled on the sides and lines at the base with parchment paper. Bake 40 to 45 minutes or until spaghetti or a toothpick comes out dry.
This recipe is from the faboulous new book by Nigella Lawson, Nigellissima, published by Alfred A. Knopf Canada.