With my new found ‘Love it/Make it‘ mantra, as soon as I saw this cake on Dorie Greenspan’s website I knew that I needed to make it. Our house was full of lemons and I had some good extra virgin olive oil which I had received as a gift which would be perfect. I was set. Of course, when I arrived home it turned out that mum had made a cake. A lemon cake. I was mortified. Annoyed actually. I hate it when a plan doesn’t come off. But it was meant to be as mum’s cake hadn’t turned out that well. Result!
This is a very good cake. I don’t think its going to be great if you use a cheap olive oil (not that you would) but a fruity extra virgin olive oil will be very good. And I have decided that loaf cakes are the best. Now, the recipe didn’t call for any icing, but I wanted an extra hit of lemon (and it made good use of the juice from the lemons too). I just mixed the lemon juice with icing sugar until I had a pouring consistency.
Here’s the recipe. If you fancy trying something a little different (and have some spare olive oil) then I highly recommend this cake.
Have a great weekend!