Berry Cake Made With Extra Virgin Olive Oil Recipe

Olive Oil Cake

Berry Cake Made With Extra Virgin Olive Oil Recipe


Olive Oil Berry Cake:

-1 cup blueberries

-1 teaspoon corn starch

-1 1/2 cups Baker’s Corner All-Purpose Flour

-1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder

-3/4 teaspoon kosher salt

-3 large eggs

-3/4 cups white granulated sugar

-1/2 teaspoons lemon zest, from 1 lemon

-3 tablespoons Wildflower Honey

-3/4 cup Sonoma Farm Extra Virgin Olive Oil + 1 teaspoon (for greasing the cake pan), divided

-1/2 cup whole milk 

For Serving:

-1/2 cup heavy cream

-1 tablespoon powdered sugar

-1/2 cup strawberries, sliced

-1/2 cup blackberries, sliced


To Make the Berry Olive Oil Cake Cake:

  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Rub about a teaspoon of olive oil in a 8-inch or 9-inch cake pan. Line the bottom with a round or parchment and set aside. In a small bowl, toss together the blueberries and corn starch; set aside.
  • In a medium bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder and salt. In the bowl of a stand-up mixer with the paddle attachment, (alternatively you could use a medium bowl and an electric hand mixer), add the eggs, sugar and lemon zest. Beat for about 5 minutes, until light, fluffy, and pale yellow.
  • Pour in the olive oil, honey and mix until combined. Alternating between the milk and dry ingredient mixture, add to the egg mixture until combined.
  • Add about 1/2 cup of batter to the bottom of the pan (you can eyeball this measurement), and then place a handful of blueberries to the top of the batter. Add the remaining batter and then the rest of the blueberries.
  • Transfer to the oven and bake for 15 minutes. At the 15-minute mark, turn the oven temperature down to 350 degrees F and bake for a remaining 15 to 20 minutes, until a skewer inserted into the center comes out clean.
  • Allow to cool in the pan for 5 to 10 minutes, before inverting onto a cooling rack and allowing to cool to room temperature.

To Serve:

  • When you’re ready to serve the cake, add the heavy cream and powdered sugar to the bowl of a stand-up mixer with the whisk attachment. Alternatively, you could use a medium bowl with an electric hand mixer. Whip until light and fluffy, about 2 minutes.
  • Add a few dollops of whipped cream to the top of the cake. Place a few berries on top and dust the entire thing with powdered sugar.

Sonoma Farm

Jan 2020


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