Blood Orange Cake with Olive Oil

Blood Orange Cake with Olive Oil


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About this recipe: A very juicy orange cake with gorgeous citrus flavour. I especially like it ice cold, so I keep it in the refrigerator. Don't be put off by the olive oil - baking with olive oil produces fabulous results, is healthier than butter and leaves no trace of 'olive' flavour.


Serves: 1 

  • 3 blood oranges, 2 of them organic
  • 210g caster sugar
  • 4 tablespoons buttermilk
  • 3 eggs
  • 250g plain flour
  • 1½ teaspoons baking powder
  • ¼ teaspoon bicarbonate of soda
  • 1 pinch of salt
  • 50ml extra-virgin olive oil

Prep:20min  ›  Cook:55min  ›  Ready in:1hr15min 

  1. Preheat the oven to 180 C / Gas 4. Grease a loaf tin.
  2. Grate the zest of two blood oranges. Squeeze juice from all three of the blood oranges.
  3. Process the sugar with the orange zest in a food processor to impart the sugar with a lovely orange flavour.
  4. Mix orange juice with buttermilk. Mix in the sugar and then the eggs one by one. Finally, stir in the olive oil.
  5. Mix flour, baking powder, bicarb and salt. Mix well with the wet ingredients.
  6. Pour batter into prepared loaf tin and place into the preheated oven and bake for 55 minutes. Check it is cooked with a skewer. Cool on wire cake rack.

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cool - 28 Jan 2015


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