Since I started working at the bakery I find I don’t bake as much as I used to (at home I mean,) which is probably a good thing. When I do bake though I make sure to share the love with everyone! I bring baked goods to my parents, to our friends upstairs, I send some to work with Dave and sometimes I even bring in my own baking to the bakery. I usually like to have a bite or a piece of whatever I make but honestly I always prefer eating other peoples baking, who knows why this is! My favourite thing to do on the weekends is to visit a bakery or cafe that I have never been to with Dave and order something delicious on the menu. It’s not only fun to see all the different cafes around town but I also get inspiration for my own baking.
At the bakery I work at we’ve been trying out some new cake recipes, which I love to do! Cakes are probably one of my favourite things to bake. Especially when I get to decorate them! A few weeks ago I decided to try out a new recipe, an olive oil cake. I remember the first time I heard of olive oil cake was in a gelato I had at Prima Strada one summer with Dave. It was such a delicious flavour I remember it so vividly. While scrolling through Instagram, as one does, I saw an olive oil cake on one of the bakeries’ accounts I follow and was instantly inspired. I used a bundt pan for this recipe to get the beautiful grooves along the cake, one of many cake pans and baking accessories I received from my grandmother. This cake was surprisingly easy and extraordinarily delicious! Definitely a cake to add to my recipe book!
Recipe for Cake:
1 cup +1 tbsp flour
1 1/2 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp baking soda
zest of 1 orange
1/2 cup + 1 tbsp greek yogurt
1/2 cup + 2 1/2 tbsp sugar
1/2 cup olive oil
Recipe for Glaze:
1/2 cup freshly squeezed orange juice
2/3 cup icing sugar
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Grease and flour 8” bundt pan.
In large bowl mix together flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt and zest. Add yogurt, sugar, oil and egg to flour mixture and mix till well combined.
Pour into cake pan and bake for 30 minutes or until golden brown and test with tooth pick to ensure it is cooked. Let cool completely before glazing.
To make the glaze mix together the juice and icing sugar. Pour over cake and enjoy!