Happy birthday to us! We’re celebrating 12 incredible years of indoor gardening. To mark this occasion, we have a special recipe for you, put together and photographed by our designer, Marju Potter. If you’ve never tried olive oil cake with fresh rosemary, you’re in for a treat.
Why rosemary, you ask? It's a plant that’s traditionally associated with remembrance and love. While we’ve grown to become a global community, we’ll always remember our humble beginnings and our very first prototype garden.
This cake is light, fluffy and subtly sweet. It’s also simple to make! Enjoy a slice at breakfast time with coffee.
How to Make Olive Oil Cake with Fresh Rosemary
- 3 large eggs, room temperature
- 1 cup / 170 g sugar, leave a few tablespoons for dusting the top
- 1 tablespoon fresh rosemary
- 1 2/3 cup / 225 g flour
- 2 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
- 3/4 teaspoon table salt
- 3/4 cup / 180 ml extra virgin olive oil
- 1/4 cup / 60 ml milk
- Some powdered sugar for decoration
Cut some fresh rosemary and chop the leaves until you have 1 tablespoon’s worth. If you're not a big fan of rosemary, 1 tablespoon is enough to get a mild result. If you love rosemary, use 2-3 tablespoons, finely chopped. Set aside.
Add eggs and sugar to bowl and foam with a mixer until eggs have tripled in volume.
Mix dry ingredients and chopped rosemary in another bowl and slowly add to the eggs-sugar mixture. When flour is incorporated, slowly drizzle in olive oil and milk with the mixer still on. Mix until the batter becomes smooth.
Prepare a springform by lining the bottom with parchment paper and lightly greasing the springform sides with oil. Pour the batter into the prepared form and lightly dust the top with a few tablespoons of sugar.
Place in a preheated (350°F / 180°C) oven and bake for 35 minutes. Remove when the toothpick inserted comes out clean. Let it cool for a few minutes before removing the springform. Decorate with powdered sugar.
PRO TIP - Want to upgrade this simple yet tasty cake to a party cake? Decorate it with a delicious citrus-flavored cream cheese frosting. For the frosting, whisk together cream cheese, butter, powdered sugar, vanilla extract and lime zest.
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