Olive Oil Cake

Olive Oil Cake is a wonderful dessert for everyone! It tastes fantastic, Its nice and light, and not overly sweet! Watch your guests enjoy this one!

Ingredients:

  • 2 Cups 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 Olive Oil
  • 1/2 Cup Sliced Almonds – Optional

Option for Chocolate Olive Oil Cake:

  • Remove the milk (Substitute water and cocoa for milk).
  • Add 1 Cup water with 1 cup cocoa.
  • Mix till water and cocoa is combined and add when it says to add the milk.

Preparation:

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Lightly oil a 9-inch cake pan or loaf pan, or use parchment paper.
  2. Combine flour, baking soda, baking powder, and salt in a separate mixing bowl.
  3. Cream together the eggs and sugar.
  4. Add the olive oil and milk (or water and cocoa option for chocolate option).
  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. Dust with icing sugar for presentation. Can be topped with berries and whip cream. (Optional)

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.

Frosting Ingredients:

  • 3 Cups Powdered Sugar
  • 1/3 Cup Butter, Softened
  • 1 1/2 tsp Vanilla
  • 1 – 2 tbsp Milk

Preparation:

  1. In medium bowl, mix powdered sugar and butter with spoon or electric mixer on low speed.
  2. Stir 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 coloring and start icing cupcakes.
  5. Decorate as desired.

 

 

 

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