dark chocolate olive oil cake, vanilla ice cream
After reinventing the cupcake by founding Sprinkles, Pizzana founder and Pastry Chef Candace Nelson knew expectations would be high for any cake on our menu. In her Torta al Cioccolato, she swaps butter for olive oil to enhance the flavor of rich, decadent chocolate and satisfy even the most discerning sweet tooth. Served with a scoop of creamy vanilla ice cream, this dynamic duo is a must order.
Torta al Cioccolato was featured on Netflix’s The Chef Show and since, we have been flooded with requests to share the recipe. But for now, it is only available at Pizzana.
"If I could only have one dessert for the rest of my life, there’s no question it would be the olive oil chocolate cake from Pizzana. I truly wouldn’t change a thing. The cake itself is an extraordinarily soft and highly chocolate sheet cake, and it’s topped with perfect, rich, chocolate frosting. It’s the most elevated iteration of a simple chocolate cake I’ve ever had. I dream about it. I think I could eat an entire sheet of it. And yes, I’ve had every chocolate cake in Los Angeles; there are other versions that are wonderful, but nothing truly holds a candle to this one." – Hillary Kerr