Tonight I was in a bakerly mood (got called off work) so I set forth to make my favorite dessert: Olive Oil Cake.
I just love this cake. It’s absolutely perfect in all manners: not too sweet, fine crumb, not filled with butter (rather heart-healthy fats!) and so incredibly easy to make you would think there has to be some catch. I’ve made this cake now six times and each time it has come out perfect. Whenever I am invited anywhere I like to bring this just because it is so simple and makes people go, “hmm, olive oil cake–how intriguing!” Really, there is absolutely NO taste of olive oil in this cake. You could also grate some citrus zest and combine it with the cake batter to make a delicious orange-scented cake…but I prefer it in it’s truest form.
This, coupled with either a cup of tea or (as you see here) a decaf soy cappuccino and a hot bubble bath, might constitute life’s perfect evening. Oh, and I have Pride and Prejudice on right now. Bliss.