by Katerina Mountanos August 03, 2020 0 Comments

Crafted by the incredibly talented Bernice of Baran Bakery, this recipe is what olive oil cake is all about - a moist, citrus-y fresh inside (brought to you by our Original EVOO and fresh orange juice a zest) and a sweet, fruity topping (featuring our fan-favorite Fig Balsamic Vinegar). Meet your new favorite cake!  

 

INGREDIENTS (SERVES 10)

1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour

1 tsp baking soda

1/4 tsp salt

1/2 cup Kosterina Extra Virgin Olive Oil

3/4 cup granulated sugar

3/4 cup buttermilk

1/4 cup orange juice

Zest from 1 orange

1/4 cup Grand Marnier

Whipped Cream

1/2 cup heavy whipping cream

1 Tbsp honey

Caramelized Topping

1/3 lb Figs, halved

3 Tbsp honey

2 Tbsp Kosterina Fig Balsamic Vinegar

 

INSTRUCTIONS

1. Preheat the oven to 350F & grease & line and 8 inch pan.

2. In a medium bowl whisk together the flour, baking soda & salt. Set aside.

3. In a large bowl whisk together the olive oil & sugar until they're well combined. Add the buttermilk, orange juice and zest and whisk until the mixture is smooth.

4. Fold in the dry ingredients just until combined & pour into the prepared pan. Bake for about 30 minutes. When the cake is fully baked it should release itself from the edges of the pan and spring back when you press the center.

5. Once the cake has cooled, place the heavy whipping cream in a deep bowl and use an electric mixer on high speed to beat the cream.

6. When the cream reaches stiff peaks, add the honey and mix just until combined.

7. Place the cream on top of the cooled cake.

8. In a medium saucepan, over medium-low heat, caramelize the figs, honey and balsamic vinegar for just 1-2 minutes. The sauce will thicken as it cools so don't cook it longer.

9. Allow the figs and sauce to cool a  little and then drizzle over the cake.

Katerina Mountanos
Katerina Mountanos

Olive Oil Sommelier Katerina Mountanos, is the Founder & CEO of Kosterina Olive Oil, which produces 100% organic, extra virgin olive oil from Greece sold directly to consumers online. Katerina is an ecommerce expert and has built beauty, home and wellness businesses for Amazon, Jet, and Walmart. She founded beauty services company, Manicube, which was sold to The Red Door by Elizabeth Arden in 2015. Katerina is very passionate about olive oil, the Mediterranean diet and eating for health and longevity.



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