Portuguese Olive Oil and Orange Cake

May 9, 2011

This olive oil cake dense and rich, imbued with the flavors of the Mediterranean. According to Portuguese food writer, David Leite, you should make this cake a day in advance as it gets better with age. Also, you should use a light colored bundt pan so your cake does not turn too brown while baking.

olive oil cake with glaze

Portuguese Olive Oil and Orange Cake

1 ½ cups extra virgin olive oil
1 ½ cups orange juice, preferably freshly squeezed
5 eggs
3 ½ cups all-purpose flour
1 ½ teaspoons baking powder
1 ¾ teaspoons kosher salt
3 cups granulated sugar
3 zest of oranges

1 cup confectioner sugar
2 teaspoons of orange juice

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