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Olive Oil Cake with Warm Peach Compote – Recipe!

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Baking a cake requires staple ingredients that most of us are familiar with and have on hand in our pantries.  Olive Oil, a zesty full flavored oil, can add some interesting charm to a basic cake.  I have made a few olive oil cakes before, but this one is special, it’s moist with a delicate crumb, and the texture is light and fluffy.  I think it’s because I used a combination of olive oil and butter, which gives it the right consistency.

Peach season is almost over and so is summer, but I think you can still conjure up a few stone-fruit at your local grocers.  Warming fresh peaches in a simple syrup with a splash of Amaretto isn’t a bad thing, in fact it’s delicious, especially alongside a slice of this olive oil cake.

The combination is divine and a nice finish to a meal.  But, I think this cake would be great anytime of day, including breakfast, because it’s light and refreshing – it would go great with a hot cup of coffee.

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Ingredients

Cake

1 3/4 cups all-purpose flour

1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder

1/2 teaspoon salt

4 large eggs

1 cup granulated sugar

zest of 1 lemon

3/4 cup olive oil

7 tablespoons butter, melted

1/4 cup buttermilk

1/4 cup powdered sugar

Compote

3 large peaches

1/2 cup granulated sugar

1/2 cup water

1/4 cup Amaretto

(Serves 8)

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To Prepare:

  1. Butter and flour 10-inch springform pan, set aside.  Preheat oven to 350 degrees.  Whisk together flour, baking powder and salt, set aside.
  2. In a stand mixer or large bowl, beat eggs and sugar until thick and creamy, about 4 minutes.  In a large measuring cup, add olive oil, butter and buttermilk, whisk.
  3. On low speed, add dry ingredients into egg mixture, alternating with wet ingredients until incorporated.
  4. Pour batter into prepared pan.  Bake for 40-45 minutes, or until toothpick comes clean.  Remove and let cool to room temperature.  Remove cake from pan and dust with powdered sugar.
  5. Slice peaches and set aside.  In a saucepan, add sugar, water and Amaretto.  When simmering, add peaches and let cook for 3 minutes.  Turn off heat and let rest in syrup, until ready to serve.  Slice cake and serve with spoonful of peach compote.  Enjoy!

 

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