Love Your Cake!

A girls gotta have her dessert right? And even better when it doesn’t include a pound of artery clogging butter in it! You just feel better eating. I just polished off a perfect (yes, small as well but like I said, you only really need a sliver of this cake to feel satisfied. It’s pretty rich) slice of Olive Oil cake and had a cup of celestial seasonings Vanilla Hazelnut “dessert tea” with it. I like this tea, but its one of those things that as you keep sipping it…it gets kind of gross and bitter tasting. Its just an odd flavor for tea…I think I prefer traditional herbal teas…however, I’ve already had big mugs of peppermint and blueberry today so it was time for a change! I like this once in a while–I’ve gotta be in the mood! (I’m weird, I know)

This cake keeps very nicely dusted with powdered sugar and covered loosely with plastic wrap in the fridge for about six or so days. I’ve def. kept it in for longer and thought it tasted fine. I even like it better when its cold, straight out of the fridge as opposed to hot out of the oven.

Ryan should be here in an hour or so–I think we are just going to be boring and watch a movie on the couch tonight. He’s never seen Almost Famous (gasp!!!!!), which is one of my favorite movies of all time. He’s in for a treat 😉


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  • Amy
    February 9, 2008 at 1:29 am

    I don’t know if you saw my post the other day but did you prefer the chunky roasted veggie soup you created or heidi swanson’s? Do you think adding cream either soup would just add unnecessary calories?

    p.s. your cake looks just like an ordinary cake……would never know by looks it has olive oil!

  • VeggieGirl
    February 9, 2008 at 1:33 am

    ahh, a slice of cake and a cup of tea, followed by a movie-night – sounds like an ideal Friday night to me!! :0)

  • Bev
    February 9, 2008 at 1:34 am

    I made this but it seemed kind of dry….I didn’t have any powered sugar so i used a little Fage and sliced banana. That helped .

  • VeggieGirl
    February 9, 2008 at 1:36 am

    P.S. – Jenna, I just now read your Whole Foods post (the previous post) – girl, you rock!! I’m so glad that you were able to find the hempmilk and the Sunshine burgers!! whoo hoo!! I had a Sunshine burger for dinner, wrapped in swiss chard, with some carrots :0) Do let me know how you like those products!! :0)

  • Brianne
    February 9, 2008 at 1:41 am

    Yum, I will defiantly have to try your olive oil cake! It sounds so.. intriguing! I have that tea too… it tastes kind of weird to me too. I prefer chai!
    I’m so jealous you have a whole foods… we don’t have one in Calgary (or Canada?). I want to go to the states just so I can go to WF’s!

  • jenna
    February 9, 2008 at 1:48 am


    No, I did see! Sorry I guess my answer was a bit unclear. The chunky lentil soup WAS was heidi swanson’s cookbook. I really enjoyed it!!! Also- I don’t think you need to add cream to a lentil’s supposed to be chunky and rustic. Not creamy and pureed perfectly. I doubt you would be able to taste a difference (unless you added a TON of cream!).

  • Amy
    February 9, 2008 at 1:55 am

    I’m sorry………I am taking over your board, but I am talking about your roasted veggie soup (you created the recipe). I wanted to know which one you liked better yours of heidi’s i plan to try one of them this weekend!

    Sorry for the gazallion back and forths…..have fun watching a movie with Ryan, you two sound like a cute couple!

  • Tina O.
    February 9, 2008 at 1:58 am

    Almost Famous is one of the best movies ever-I make everyone watch it who hasn’t seen it! I am sick so I am at home watching Never Been Kissed which I can also watch over and over. (much to my husband’s dismay)

  • jenna
    February 9, 2008 at 2:02 am


    OH..okay I understand now. The roasted veggie one was good, but I liked the Chunky Lentil Soup from Heidi’s cookbook better. Perfect with a thick slice of rustic bread and topped with a bit of parm.cheese!!!!

  • Tina O.
    February 9, 2008 at 2:10 am

    Oh, and I almost forgot, I found these great little chocolate crackers called O’Coco’s. They are organic chocolate crisps that come in 90 calories packs. They are so yummy. Tonight I crumbled them over coconut sorbet, but I think I like them better by themselves. They come in 3 flavors, but I got the original. If anyone sees them, I highly recommend them! (They might be expensive, I can’t remember, but I think they’re worth it.)

  • sperly
    February 9, 2008 at 2:38 am

    since you’re on a no-meat kick.. i’d really recommend all the lightlife soy products!! they’re all natural ingredients and they’re 100% vegan.. donno if that matters =] my faves are the chikn strips, but i like the bbq and the tex mex for sandwiches too.

    it’s cool that even though you’re not vegetarian you’re still so willing to try all this new stuff. it opens up a whole new world of foods for great meals! i’ve been vegetarian/on & off vegan for 6 years (can’t give up that ice cream!!) and i feel like i have MORE choices now then back when i ate meat.

  • Erica
    February 9, 2008 at 3:17 am

    Yum, that Olive oil cake looks SO fabulous!

    Jenna, I just wanted to let you know that I decided to make both your cornbread and chili recipe tonight for an exciting lunch tomorrow! In the chili, I changed it up slightly by adding boca ground, curry powder, and 365 whole foods brand sauce instead of the whole canned tomatoes. I took a taste and BOY is it incredible! It’s the thickest, most flavorful chili I’ve ever tasted! The cornbread is in the oven as i’m typing, and I can’t wait to see the end result. I’m sure it will be amazing as well.. I can barely wait for lunch time tomorrow.

    Before reading your blog, I rarely ever cooked my own meals, but you’ve inspired me so much so that I’ve been making home-cooked meals this entire week (I also made your Sweet Potato and Apple Soup and it was also a huge hit)! Once you start cooking and slowly grow comfortable in the kitchen, and have successes, you’ll never go back to frozen dinners again! I praise you for your passion for food and passing it on to all your readers. You are truly my biggest inspiration in every way possible!

  • Katie
    February 9, 2008 at 3:34 am

    Everytime I read this blog I am amazed at how alike we are! A lot of times I’ll be reading your blog entries and I’ll have a thought in the middle and I get to the end and you say exactly what I was thinking! Sounds weird I know, but i also LOVE the movie Almost Famous! I think Kate Hudson is just amazing as penny lane!!! She just happens to be my favorite actress! I am also a How to lose a guy in 10 days fan. Fool’s Gold just opened today and Kate is co-starring with Matthew McConaughey again! I can’t wait to see it! Have a fun friday night =)

  • Andrenna
    February 9, 2008 at 8:44 am

    the olive oil cake looks really good. i’ll have to try it. and i love almost famous. all cameron crowe movies are really good. have a nice weekend, j!

  • Christina
    February 9, 2008 at 12:32 pm

    Hey Jenna! I never ever post on websites but I just wanted to tell you how refreshing it is to see a young person who dosen’t deprive herself of such wonderful food and has such a healthy attitude towards it. I am in graduate school right now to become a Psychologist with a concentration in Eating Disorders. I have told a few of my advisors to look at your blog and they too thought it was great! you might not realize it but for the women and men to see a “visual” of what healthy eating looks like on a day to day basis really helps them and inspires them to look at food in a healthy way! I too, think your blog is very refreshing since I, myself have suffered with an eating disorder it keeps my in check to approach food in an enjoyable mannor! thanks for taking time out of your day to do this!

  • kathleen
    February 9, 2008 at 11:27 pm

    okay im really want to make the olive oil cake, but where is the recipe filed under?