LALELI OLIVE OIL COFFEE CAKE

This is my favourite new cake! When we visited the Laleli family’s olive oil establishment on the trip to Turkey, we had the most delicious breakfast in their visitor’s centre and restaurant. Everything was homemade with olive oil including this yummy coffee cake. I have adapted their recipe.

This is my favourite new cake! When we visited the Laleli family’s olive oil establishment on the trip to Turkey, we had the most delicious breakfast in their visitor’s centre and restaurant. Everything was homemade with olive oil including this yummy coffee cake. I have adapted their recipe.

Makes 8 to 10 servings

Ingredients

  • 3 eggs
  • 1 1/2 cups sugar
  • 1/2 cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 tsp pure vanilla extract
  • 2 tbsp finely grated orange peel
  • 1 cup yogurt
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp kosher salt
  • 1 cup raisins dusted with 1 tsp flour
  • 2 tbsp coarse sugar

Method

    1. Beat eggs with sugar in a mixer until light. Beat in olive oil, vanilla and orange peel. Mix in yogurt.

    2. In a medium bowl whisk together flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt.

    3. Stir flour mixture into batter. Stir in raisins.

    4. Spoon batter into the bottom of a buttered (or sprayed) 9" square pan or a tube pan. Sprinkle with coarse sugar. Bake cake in a preheated 350F oven 45 to 55 minutes or until center of cake springs back to the touch or until an instant read thermometer reaches 185F. Cool on rack.

LALELI OLIVE OIL COFFEE CAKE

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