Italian Apple Olive Oil Cake (Recipe)

Jan 6, 2024

Italian Apple Olive Oil Cake (Recipe)


✅ 1 cup Extra Virgin Olive Oil, divided (I use Kasandrinos)

✅ 2 large Gala apples, peeled and chopped as finely as possible

✅ 3 cups all purpose whole wheat flour or (all-purpose flour)

✅ 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon

✅ 1/2 tsp ground nutmeg

✅ 1 tsp baking powder

✅ 1 cup sugar

✅ 2 large eggs

✅ 2/3 cup gold raisins, soaked in warm water for 15 minutes and then drained well

✅ Confectioner’s sugar for dusting


1️⃣ Preheat oven to 350F.

2️⃣ Place the chopped apples in a bowl and add orange juice; just enough juice to toss and coat apples so as to prevent browning.

3️⃣ In a large mixing bowl sift together the flour, cinnamon, nutmeg, baking powder and baking soda. Set aside for now

4️⃣ In the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with a whisk, add sugar and extra virgin olive oil. Mix on low for 2 minutes until well-combined

5️⃣ While mixer is on, add the eggs, one at a time, and continue to mix another 2 minutes until mixture increases in volume (it should be thicker but still runny)

6️⃣ In the large bowl with the dry ingredients, make a well in the middle of the flour mixture. Add the wet mixture (the sugar and olive oil mixture) into the well. Using a wooden spoon, stir until just blended; it will be a thick batter (do not add anything to loosen it).

7️⃣ Drain raisins (which have been soaking in water) completely; and rid apples of excess juice. Add both raisins and apples to the batter and mix with spoon until well-combined. Again, batter will be fairly thick.

8️⃣ Line a 9-inch cake pan with parchment paper. Spoon thick batter into the pan, and level the top with the back of your wooden spoon.

9️⃣ Bake in 350 degrees F for 45 minutes or until an inserted tooth pick or wooden skewer comes out clean.

Then cool completely in pan. When ready, simply lift parchment up to transfer cake into a serving dish. Dust with confectioner’s sugar. Alternatively, heat some dark honey to serve on top (those with a sweeter tooth like this option.)


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