Omega-3 Chocolate Cake

  • Author: Chew Out Loud
  • Yield: makes 1 bundt 1x
  • Category: dessert, cake


This Omega-3 Chocolate Cake is rich, moist, and densely chocolatey. It’s healthy yet indulgent. Perfect for dessert with frosting and ice cream. Wonderful for breakfast, plain, with a cup of coffee. The cake is even better the next day.



  • 2 cups granulated sugar
  • 1 3/4 cups all purpose flour
  • 3/4 cup Dutch process cocoa
  • 1/2 cup whole flax meal
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 2 tsp espresso powder or instant coffee powder
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp table salt
  • 4 large eggs, lightly beaten
  • 3/4 cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 tsp pure vanilla extract
  • 1 1/2 cups water
  • 2 cups mini semi-sweet chocolate chips


  1. Adjust oven rack to lower middle position and preheat to 350F. Grease and flour a Bundt pan.
  2. In a large bowl, whisk together all the dry ingredients. To the same bowl, add eggs, oil, and vanilla. Beat just until smooth.
  3. Slowly add water and beat just until smooth. Pour batter into greased/floured Bundt pan.
  4. bake for 40-43 minutes or just until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out almost clean, with a few tender crumbs attached.
  5. Cool cake in the pan on a wire rack. Once cake is completely cooled, carefully use a thin knife to loosen edges. Invert cake, gently but firmly tap and remove the cake.
  6. Note: Use any drizzle or frosting you like, or simply sprinkle generously with powdered sugar. I used melted chocolate for my drizzle. Cake keeps well if covered airtight at room temp.