Saturday, March 30, 2019

Lemon Olive Oil Cake with Strawberries


I love lemon desserts - cakes, pies, bars, you name it. There's something about the sweet and sour aspect of them that I adore, and when lemon zest is added, it always adds an extra layer of brightness. This cake is super simple and comes together quickly if you need a last minute dessert. I shared this dessert with my parents and we all agreed it would be even better with a little dollop of fresh whipped cream or vanilla ice cream on top.



1. Preheat oven to 375. Coat a 10-inch cast iron skillet with cooking spray. (You can also use an 8-inch nonstick cake pan as well.)
2. Beat eggs and sugar in a large mixing bowl until well combined.


3. In a separate bowl, combine the flours, baking powder and salt. Add to the egg mixture, along with the olive oil, lemon zest/juice, buttermilk and vanilla. Stir until just combined.




4. Pour batter into the prepared cast iron skillet or cake can. Bake for 25 minutes.

5. Once out of the oven, allow the cake for cool for at least 10 minutes, then top with fresh-cut strawberries. Dust with powdered sugar and cut into slices.





Lemon Olive Oil Cake with Strawberries
Serves 8

All you need:
3 large eggs
1 cup sugar
2 cups all-purpose flour (gluten-free or regular)
1/2 cup almond flour
1 tablespoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon sea salt
2/3 cup olive oil
Zest and juice of 3 lemons
1 cup buttermilk
1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
Fresh cut strawberries, for garnish
Powdered sugar, for dusting

All you do:
1. Preheat oven to 375. Coat a 10-inch cast iron skillet with cooking spray. (You can also use an 8-inch nonstick cake pan as well.)
2. Beat eggs and sugar in a large mixing bowl until well combined.
3. In a separate bowl, combine the flours, baking powder and salt. Add to the egg mixture, along with the olive oil, lemon zest/juice, buttermilk and vanilla. Stir until just combined.
4. Pour batter into the prepared cast iron skillet or cake can. Bake for 25 minutes.
5. Once out of the oven, allow the cake for cool for at least 10 minutes, then top with fresh-cut strawberries. Dust with powdered sugar and cut into slices.

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