Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Olive Oil Lemon Cake (See Jane Bake)


I'm by no means an expert baker, but sometimes you've just got to appease the crowds (i.e. Eric).  My fiancĂ© doesn't just have one sweet tooth, he's got a whole mouthful.  As I perused through one of my best friend's blogs, I saw the words 'olive oil' + 'lemon' side by side and knew I needed to try it for myself.  The olive oil adds a certain depth to the cake, but without the heaviness.  I was tempted to call it a loaf, but ultimately ended up calling it a cake due to the cane sugar sprinkled on top and also to appeal to the man.  (Note to self:  men would rather eat something called a cake, rather than a loaf.)  I also made the fresh blueberry sauce as suggested in the recipe here and all in all, it made it a colorful, beautiful dessert that was just the remedy for a cold night in the dead of winter.

25 comments

  1. This looks amazing! I think the blueberry sauce makes it look so pretty and I am sure it all tasted divine!

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  2. I LOVE lemon...must try this recipe, thanks!!

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  3. yum! that looks delicious, especially when paired with the blueberry sauce.

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  4. Wow. I want to eat that right now.

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  5. YUM!!! The best part of bread/loafs/cakes (call them what you will!) the house always smells sooo good after!!!

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  6. Looks absolutely delicious!
    xo
    Lisa

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  7. Okay, sitting and work and craving this SO HARD. Looks delicious!

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  8. I'm going to have to try this. I'm not much of a sweet eater but my dude certainly is.

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  9. This is genius. I wonder if olive oil would be better in all cakes? You might be on to something here. I agree about men thinking cake sounds better than loaf. It looks fabulous.

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  10. Mmmmm! I'm addicted to Maggie's blog right now; the recipes are so amazing. And how tasty does this look? I love that you combined lemon and blueberry in the middle of the winter -- genius.
    xo Josie
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  11. that looks so good...if only I could get my hands on some right now!!

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  12. Ummmm, delicious! Btw, I am going to call all loaf-like things "cake" from now on to up the appeal ;)

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  13. Mmmm...cake beats out loaf every time!!

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  14. haha I like how you said Eric has a mouthful of sweet teeth... so does Tanner :) This recipe sounds delicious and something new to try!

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  15. wow, that does sound (and look) delicious

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  16. Yummmmmmmmmmmm. This looks amazing. I'm always looking for excuses to bake. Is tomorrow too soon???

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  17. I think I may have just gained 5 lbs reading this post. It looks soooo yummy!!!

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  18. Oh boy! I have to try this! Thanks for posting!

    MEGAN LAND
    xx

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  19. oh my goodness this looks ridiculously good!!!!

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  20. I have been wanted to make an olive oil cake for a while now and you have just inspired me to actually go out and do it!
    Great addition of blueberries too!
    Can I please have a piece now? :)
    xo
    LJ
    http://jonesyloves.blogspot.com/

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  21. I haven't had lemon cake in ages. This looks so good.

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