I was at Costco a few days ago, and I passed by their huge orange and grapefruit display. The fruits smelled so refreshing ~ I felt as if I got a whiff of Florida in the midst of our cold dreary winter. I come home, and see a blog post by my friend Nancy for an “orange olive oil cake”. What a coincidence! But, too bad I didn’t buy the huge bag of oranges!
Her recipe looked intriguing ~ I don’t think I ever made a cake with olive oil before. I am used to putting olive oil in my pasta and chicken dishes – not my desserts! I decided to try it out – back to the grocery store for some cara cara….
I don’t have much patience for difficult baking recipes, and I must say, this cake was so easy to make, and tastes just lovely!
Below is the link to the recipe on Nancy’s wonderful blog, 4plates2table
Instead of 1 1/4 cup flour, I used 1 cup flour and 1/4 cup fine semolina
I greased the pan with butter and sprinkled a little raw sugar to get the bottom of the cake caramelized
Instead of 3/4 white sugar, I used 1/2 cup white sugar and 1/4 cup brown sugar
….as Nancy said, this is an “adult cake….perfect with a cup of coffee”