How To Make Olive Oil Cake

Olive Oil Cake Recipe

A good olive oil cake isn't overly sweet, so it can just as easily be a breakfast treat or an afternoon snack as it can be a dessert.
Ingredients :
3 large eggs
1-1/2 cups sugar
3/4 cup extra virgin olive oil
3/4 cup ground almonds
1/2 cup 2% milk
4 teaspoons grated orange zest
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1-3/4 cups all-purpose flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
3/4 cup confectioners' sugar
2 to 3 tablespoons orange juice
Sliced almonds, toasted, optional

Preheat oven to 350°. Grease and flour a 10-in. fluted tube pan. In a large bowl, beat eggs on high speed 3 minutes. Gradually add sugar, beating until thick and lemon-colored. Gradually beat in oil. Beat in ground almonds, milk, orange zest and vanilla. In another bowl, whisk flour, baking powder and salt; fold into egg mixture. Transfer batter to prepared pan, spreading evenly. Bake until a toothpick inserted in the cake comes out clean, 45-50 minutes. Cool in pan 15 minutes before removing to a wire rack to cool completely.
For icing, in a small bowl, whisk confectioners’ sugar and enough orange juice to achieve a drizzling consistency. Drizzle over cake. If desired, sprinkle with almonds.

Test Kitchen tips :
To remove cakes easily, use solid shortening to grease plain and fluted tube pans.
Try this cake with ground pistachios and lemon zest instead of almonds and orange zest.

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