Olive Oil Cake

Olive Oil Cake
Staff Writer
Olive Oil Cake

Eataly

Olive Oil Cake

This extra-virgin olive oil cake is moist and just a touch sweet. Serve with your favorite gelato for a simple dessert. As always, this recipe is meant to be a guideline. Cooking is not always an exact science, so enjoy making it your own!

8
Servings
371
Calories Per Serving
Deliver Ingredients

Ingredients

  • Cooking spray
  • eggs
  • 3/4  Cups  sugar
  • 2/3  Cups  extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 1/2  Cup  unbleached, all-purpose flour
  • 1  Tablespoon  baking powder
  • 1/2  Teaspoon  kosher salt

Directions

Preheat the oven to 325 degrees.

Spray a 10-inch loaf pan with cooking spray and set aside. In the bowl of an electric mixer, use the whip attachment to beat the eggs for 30 seconds. Add the sugar and continue to beat until the mixture is very foamy and pale in color. With the mixer running, slowly drizzle in the olive oil.

In a separate bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder, and salt. With the mixer on low speed, gradually add the dry ingredients to the egg mixture. Pour the batter into the prepared pan.

Bake for 45-50 minutes, rotating the pan halfway through for even color. The cake is done when it is golden brown, springs back when touched, and a skewer inserted into the center comes out clean. Allow the cake to cool briefly in the pan, then tip out onto a cake rack to continue cooling.  

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
22g
31%
Saturated Fat
3g
13%
Carbohydrate, by difference
42g
32%
Protein
4g
9%
Vitamin K (phylloquinone)
12µg
13%
Calcium, Ca
116mg
12%
Fiber, total dietary
4g
16%
Folate, total
77µg
19%
Iron, Fe
2mg
11%
Magnesium, Mg
10mg
3%
Niacin
3mg
21%
Phosphorus, P
89mg
13%
Selenium, Se
13µg
24%
Sodium, Na
215mg
14%
Water
5g
0%

Olive Shopping Tip

Italian food is about simplicity and letting the ingredients shine. So make sure you get ingredients that are great quality and flavor. Farmers markets and specialty stores will have great produce and products. Just be sure to have some great olive oil.

Olive Cooking Tip

Unlike other highly regarded cuisines, Italian cooking is usually simple to make with many dishes having only 4 to 8 ingredients. Italian cooks rely chiefly on the quality of the ingredients rather than on elaborate preparation.