This is an awesome cake. I didn't do justice to it from my photos.
It has a crusty top n the inside you can see it is smooth. Taste wise is good too!
This recipe uses olive oil not butter.
The recipe link is here - from Finecooking
Below is some pictures of the steps during preparing
Then followed recipe to use olive oil the surface n sprinkled flour
Sift the 1 cup flour, 1/2 tsp baking soda and 1/4 tsp salt and set aside
I used a handheld electric beater to beat 3 eggs, 1 egg yolk , 3/4 cup olive oil and 1 cup n 1/3 cup caster sugar ( can reduce the sugar) till the mixture turn pale yellow n creamy using med- high speed. Then add in the chocolate n mix in use low speed.
Then add in the flour using low speed till just combined.
Put into the prepared cake tin and bake at 170c
At 35 mins I turned the temp to 160c and also tented the cake with a aluminium foil loosely n baked till 55 mins
The cake did dome midway n cracked
Turn it back upright n cool. Before decorate n cut
Please note I am using a small tabletop oven Cornell brand
Use middle rack . Upper n Lower heat. No fan