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February 6, 2010

Olive Oil Citrus Cake

Hello blogosphere! Mmm, good to be back.

The spring semester is well underway now. I am taking three English classes, intro to French and something called “Classics in Feminist Thought.” So far I’m enjoying most of the work…except having to read Beowulf...has anyone ever read it? What are your thoughts?

Anyway, I was really in the mood to bake something the other day and decided to make this cake. The citrus and olive oil give it a great flavor. It’s perfect for tea-time, coffee-time or anytime really. It’s amazing how relaxing an hour in the kitchen, without books, can be. I’m never going on a hiatus again…


135g sugar
2 eggs
50g extra virgin olive oil

100g whole milk
120g flour
2 tsp baking powder
The zest of one orange or lemon (or half and half)
2 tbsp orange juice
pinch of salt
Confectioner's sugar

Beat the eggs with the sugar in a bowl until the mixture is pale. Add oil and mix well. In a separate bowl, combine the flour, baking powder and salt. And in yet another bowl, combine the milk, orange juice and zest. Add the flour and milk mixtures alternately to the first bowl. Combine well but don’t overmix. Pour batter into a greased baking dish and place into a cold oven. Turn the heat to 350C and bake for 35-40 minutes, until an inserted toothpick comes out clean.
Let cake rest for 10 minutes and remove from baking dish. Cool completely and decorate with confectioner’s sugar.


-This cake tastes best the day after baking.

-I think it would’ve turned out more moist if I’d used a spring form or square pan.


BumbleVee said...

yeh....what were you thinking? Get back here....and back into fun in the kitchen. Even a simple little thing makes any day better. If I am having a crappy day...I bake....
have you seen or tried the little chocolate cake in a mug recipe? I use butter instead of oil and bake mine instead of using the microwave...and it is a bit of heaven in a ramekin.... I think I put it on my blog...I better check and if not...I'll post it.....

this looks wonderful...and the plate is beautiful.... love the colour....

George Gaston said...

Sasha, this does look like a delicious cake. I bet Beowulf would wish that all his loyal subjects would have this for their afternoon tea and he would no have to go out to fight the evil dragon.

Great recipe, I'll have to give this a try. Thanks...

Rosa's Yummy Yums said...

That cake looks really delightful! Citrusy food is irresistible...



Cherine said...

This cake looks so good!

Olga said...

wow, gorgeous cake and such pretty photos. i really like the confectionery sugar on top.

Dustjacket Attic said...

That really looks so light and soft, looks so delish on the pretty plate.

mickey said...

Looks like a winner and sounds delicious.