Olive Oil Cake

Olive Oil Cake is a decadent dessert that’s nice and light but and not overly sweet! Using Parthena Extra Virgin Olive Oil will give your cake a rich and clean taste. Watch your guests enjoy this one!

Ingredients:

  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 3 large eggs
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 1 1/4 cups milk
  • 1 1/2 cups Parthena Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • 1/2 cup sliced almonds (optional)

For a chocolate cake:

  • Add 1 cup cocoa

Preparation:

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Lightly grease a 9-inch cake pan or loaf pan and line with parchment paper.
  2. Combine flour, baking soda, baking powder, and salt in a separate mixing bowl. If making chocolate cake, add the cocoa here as well.
  3. Cream together the eggs and sugar.
  4. Add the olive oil and milk.
  5. Add the dry ingredients and mix until blended.
  6. Pour into cake pan of your choice and bake for 55-60 minutes (until its golden brown and tooth pick comes out clean).
  7. Allow cake to cool to room temperature.
  8. To serve, dust lightly with icing sugar and serve topped with berries and whip cream.

Cupcake Option:

  • Use same mixture to make cupcakes.
  • Line cupcake tray with cupcake liners.
  • Fill each cupcake liner half full. Bake at 350 for 15 to 20 minutes, until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean.
  • Remove cupcakes from pan and transfer to a wire rack to cool completely before frosting with your favorite frosting.

Cupcake Frosting Ingredients:

  • 3 cups powdered sugar
  • 1/3 cup butter, softened at room temperature
  • 1 1/2 tsp vanilla
  • 1 – 2 tbsp milk

Preparation:

  1. In medium bowl, mix powdered sugar and butter with an electric mixer on low speed.
  2. Mix in vanilla and 1 tablespoon of the milk.
  3. Gradually beat in just enough remaining milk to make frosting smooth and spreadable. If frosting is too thick, beat in more milk, a few drops at a time. If frosting becomes too thin, beat in a small amount of powdered sugar.
  4. Add food colouring if desired and start icing cupcakes.
  5. Decorate as desired.
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