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Besides its normal role as a fat, olive oil adds flavor in this delicate and healthy cake recipe. This is the perfect place to use a fancy olive oil. Serve with whipped cream, strawberries, balsamic glaze and fresh basil, if you like.

Hilary Meyer
Source: EatingWell Magazine, May 2019

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Recipe Summary

active:
20 mins
total:
2 hrs 15 mins
Servings:
12
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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Coat a 9-by-5-inch loaf pan with cooking spray and dust with flour.

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  • Whisk flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt in a large bowl. Whisk eggs, buttermilk, oil, sugar, vanilla and lemon zest in a medium bowl. Add the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients and stir until just combined. Scrape the batter into the prepared pan.

  • Bake the cake until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean, about 1 hour. Let cool in the pan for 10 minutes, then transfer to a wire rack to cool completely, about 1 hour.

Tips

To make ahead: Store airtight at room temperature for up to 2 days.

Nutrition Facts

267 calories; protein 4.8g; carbohydrates 28.3g; dietary fiber 2g; sugars 13.4g; fat 15.3g; saturated fat 2.4g; cholesterol 47.1mg; vitamin a iu 74.8IU; vitamin c 0.4mg; folate 6.7mcg; calcium 47.7mg; iron 2.9mg; magnesium 3.4mg; potassium 68.2mg; sodium 188.5mg; added sugar 12.6g.
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Rating: 5 stars
04/13/2020
Easy recipe--basically stir and dump into the pan. Delicious cake and not too sweet. The texture and flavor makes you think there is cornmeal in the recipe. We have only eaten it plain so far but plan to try it topped with strawberries today. Definitely a recipe to make again...and again. Read More