Olive Oil Cake

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Olive Oil Cake
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
358
Calories Per Serving
Deliver Ingredients

Ingredients

  • Cooking spray
  • 4 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.  

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.

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
21g
33%
Sugar
19g
N/A
Saturated Fat
3g
16%
Cholesterol
80mg
27%
Protein
5g
10%
Carbs
37g
12%
Vitamin A
34µg
4%
Vitamin B12
0.2µg
3.2%
Vitamin D
0.4µg
0.1%
Vitamin E
3mg
14%
Vitamin K
11µg
14%
Calcium
143mg
14%
Fiber
0.6g
2.5%
Folate (food)
17µg
N/A
Folate equivalent (total)
78µg
20%
Folic acid
36µg
N/A
Iron
2mg
10%
Magnesium
8mg
2%
Monounsaturated
15g
N/A
Niacin (B3)
1mg
7%
Phosphorus
239mg
34%
Polyunsaturated
3g
N/A
Potassium
55mg
2%
Riboflavin (B2)
0.2mg
12.8%
Sodium
197mg
8%
Sugars, added
19g
N/A
Thiamin (B1)
0.2mg
12.8%
Zinc
0.4mg
3%

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