Olive Oil Cake

This is from “Essentials of Classic Italian Cooking”.

Olive Oil Cake (serves 6-10):

  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 cup plus 2 tbsp sugar
  • the zest of 1 lemon
  • pinch salt
  • 1/3 cup Marsala wine
  • 1/3 cup milk
  • 3/4 cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 tbsp baking powder
  • 1 1/2 cup flour

Preheat the oven to 400*. Beat the eggs with the sugar until pale and foamy. Add the lemon zest, salt, Marsala, milk, and olive oil. Mix the baking powder and flour, then add to the other ingredients. Grease a tube pan with olive oil, add the batter. Cook for 50 minutes in the oven. Unmold and allow to come to room temperature.


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