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Lemon-Olive Oil Cake
Contributed by: Caroline Gibson
  • Yield: 4-6 servings
  • Cake:
  • 4 lemons
  • 1 cup extra-virgin olive oil
  • 6 eggs
  • 1 tsp. sea salt
  • 2 cups evaporated cane sugar
  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 TBS baking powder
  • 1 cup golden raisins
  • For the topping:
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 TBS lemon juice
  • 1 tsp. lemon zest
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Make cake: Zest and juice lemons. Combine zest, juice and olive oil in small bowl.
In a mixer, combine eggs and salt. Mix on medium speed for 2 minutes. Slowly add the sugar and continue to mix until pale and thickened.
Turn mixer to low speed and slowly sift flour and baking powder into eggs and sugar. Pour in the olive oil mixture. Add the raisins. Do not overmix; just incorporate the ingredients.
Grease pan. Pour batter into a cake pan or muffin tin. Bake at 350 degrees for 25 minutes for cupcakes and 35 minutes for large cakes. Poke with a toothpick to check for doneness.

For the topping:
Put all ingredients together except the zest. Whip until soft peaks have formed. Add the zest and whip until incorporated. Top cake with mixture.
(This recipe was contributed as part of a "Cook of the Week" feature.)

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