For a lot of bakers, the idea of substituting a healthy dose of olive oil in favor of butter might sound a little absurd. Those people willing to take the time to try olive oil cake, however, rarely come away dissatisfied. In fact, this delicious olive oil recipe in Ohio may make you rethink the way you’ve been eating cake for your entire life.
Yes, it’s just that good!
Here’s what you’ll need:
For the cake:
- 3 eggs
- 1 1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil
- 1 cup milk
- 1 1/2 cups sugar
- 2 cups all-purpose flour
- 3/4 tsp baking soda
- 3/4 tsp baking powder
- 1 tsp salt
For the glaze:
- 1/3 cup balsamic vinegar, tinted to taste like peach
- 1 cup powdered sugar
- Garnish with freshly sliced peaches
The overall makeup of the cake is somewhat flexible, which is just another reason that this olive oil cake in Ohio is one for the record books. For example, the cake itself is moist and delicious, even without the glaze. So, if you don’t feel like making the glaze, you can’t get your hands on peach-flavored balsamic vinegar or you want to reduce the sugar content of each slice, feel free to skip the glaze.
Secondly, you can add a light hint of extra flavor to the cake by switching up your choice of extra virgin olive oil with a flavored alternative. There are plenty of citrus-flavored olive oils that can take the taste of this scrumptious cake in an entirely new direction. The choice is yours!
Preheat your oven to 350 degrees. While your oven heats up, use a dash of extra virgin olive oil to grease a 9-inch cake pan.
Pull out two large mixing bowls. In the first, combine your eggs, olive oil and cup of milk. Mix until well combined. In the second bowl, add flour, sugar, baking soda, baking powder and salt. Stir until all dry ingredients are thoroughly mixed.
Add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients and stir until well mixed. You could try combining all the ingredients in a single bowl at one time, but it’s not recommended. Combining the wet and dry ingredients individually and them combining both mixtures makes sure that all of the cake’s various components are mixed thoroughly.
Once your ingredients are combined, pour them into your greased cake pan. Bake for one hour or until the top is golden. If you’d like to be sure your cake is done, stick a toothpick in the center and pull it out. If the toothpick is clean, the cake is finished.
Start with the best ingredients
Of course, the success or failure of this olive oil cake recipe in Ohio depends on the olive oil you start with. You can’t go wrong ordering from Olivamed LLC, the state’s most prestigious olive oil importer. We have a vast array of oils of every grade. You’re sure to find something you’ll love, and our friendly and courteous team is on hand to make the entire process easy as, well, cake.
For the best olive oil around, make it Olivamed LLC. We can’t wait to hear from you!
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