Recipe of sponge cake with olive oil

Discover how to prepare an exquisite lemon sponge cake with a touch of extra virgin olive oil, a combination that will delight your palate with its fresh and aromatic flavor. Follow this simple recipe and surprise your loved ones with a homemade dessert full of flavor and texture.

Did you know that arbequina extra virgin olive oil is the favorite of confectioners?
Arbequina extra virgin olive oil is the favorite of many confectioners for several reasons.

First, its delicate flavor, with fruity notes and a slight sweet touch, makes it ideal for adding flavor without overpowering other ingredients in delicate recipes, such as cakes, biscuits and desserts.

In addition, its fresh and fruity aroma perfectly complements the flavors of desserts such as lemon sponge cakes, fruit pies and ice cream. Its low acidity and smooth texture make it blend easily with other ingredients, creating a smooth and homogeneous pastry dough.

Its mild flavor, fresh aroma, smooth texture and versatility in cooking make it a popular choice for adding a special touch to a wide variety of sweet recipes.

Lemon sponge cake with olive oil

Ingredients

  • 3 eggs
  • 200 g sugar
  • 250 ml extra virgin olive oil
  • 250 g wheat flour
  • 1 sachet of yeast (16 g)
  • Zest of 2 lemons
  • Juice of 1 lemon
  • A pinch of salt

Tools

  • Large mixing bowl
  • Electric or manual mixer
  • Cake mold
  • Baking paper or oil to grease the pan
  • Lemon grater
  • Lemon squeezer
  • Sieve or sifter (optional, for sifting flour)

Preparation

  1. Preheat the oven to 180°C and grease the cake pan with a little olive oil.
  2. In a large bowl, beat the eggs with the sugar until the mixture is frothy and has doubled in volume.
  3. Add the olive oil little by little while continuing to whisk, until well blended.
  4. Add the lemon zest and juice to the mixture and mix well.
  5. In another bowl, sift the flour with the baking powder and the pinch of salt.
  6. Add the dry ingredients to the egg-oil mixture, a little at a time, and mix gently with wrapping motions until a homogeneous dough is obtained.
  7. Pour the batter into the prepared pan and spread it evenly.
  8. Bake for approximately 30-40 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.
  9. Once ready, remove the cake from the oven and let it cool in the pan for a few minutes before unmolding it and letting it cool completely on a wire rack.

Plating

Once the cake is completely cooled, you can serve it in individual slices on a plate or serving board. You can decorate it with a few thin slices of lemon or sprinkle some powdered sugar on top for a finishing touch. Serve with a cup of tea or coffee to enjoy it to the fullest. Enjoy!

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