Perfect for winter nights where you just want a little treat but nothing too heavy….
I like it plain but you could dust it with icing sugar or a dollop of cream or mascarpone.
I have to say that the cake speaks for itself and is really best unadorned:)
But best of all, it’s really easy and simple to make……………
and its quick, you can make it and be eating it in 90 minutes!!
It’s not overly sweet ( dangerous) but so tasty.
So we are going to get Beasty and it’s not a yeasty!!
WHAT WILL YOU NEED?
2 cups of Flour (All purpose or cake flour is good)
1 tsp Baking Powder
1 tsp baking soda
Pinch of Salt
3/4 cup of Olive oil
1/2 cup of Orange and lemon juice ( just plain orange is ok)
I usually juice the lemons and oranges I use for zest.
zest of 2 oranges
zest of 1 lemon
1 & 1/2 cups of castor sugar
Beat eggs and sugar until fluffy.
Preheat oven to 180 celsius.
Place Flour, salt, baking powder and baking soda in a bowl and combine.
Mix orange and lemon juices and zest into the oil.
Put olive zesty mix into the eggs and sugar and mix well.
Add in the dry ingredients, a few tablespoons at a time, combining well.
Pour batter into well-greased and bottom paper lined cake tin.
I usually use a 18cm cake tin but 16-20cm is ok or even a square one.
Place cake in the oven and bake for 50 minutes or until golden brown and skewer comes out clear.
Leave in tin for 15-20 minutes to cool.
Remove from tin carefully and allow to cool on cake rack.
When Cool, Enjoy, Enjoy Enjoy!!