editerranean, sweet, moist and delicious is how to describe the cake I’m making today. Did I mention it is super easy to make it? Let’s enjoy soft and yummy orange and olive oil loaf cake!
Orange and Olive Oil Loaf Cake
Today I’m making orange and oilve oil loaf cake. I just love loaf cakes – you can nibble them with your morning coffee, eat them as a dessert, or as a snack between meals. BTW, you can also check my , or recipes! Ok, let’s get back to the cake that I’m making today! It is so easy to make it! You just need to mix the dry ingredients in one bowl, liquid ingredients in another, and mix those two together! Easy-peasy! Transfer the batter into a loaf pan and bake it until it is done. Cool it on a reck and decorate with some candied oranges. Yum!
A Few Words About Olive Oil
It is not clear when and where olive trees were first domesticated. Modern olive tree most likely originated in ancient Persia and Mesopotamia, spreading towards Syria and Israel in the Mediterranean Basin where it was cultivated and later introduced to North Africa. Olive tree reached Greece sometime in the 28th century BC, and around 1500 BC, eastern coastal areas of the Mediterranean were most heavily cultivated. Evidence also suggests that olives were being grown in Crete as long ago as 2500 BC! The earliest surviving olive oil amphorae date to 3500 BC though the production of olive oil is assumed to have started before 4000 BC. Amazing, don’t you think?!
Olive oil is an excellent source of energy since one tablespoon of olive oil contains about 120 calories and 14 grams total fat. Around 80% of the calories in olives come from fat, but it is very important to point out that this is a healthy fat, known as oleic acid, that is proven to be highly beneficial for the heart health!
Now, as you already know, I’m living in the city of Split, Croatia. Here, by the Adriatic sea, olive trees are literally everywhere, so for me, the olive oil is an essential part of almost every meal! Yes, even my morning smoothie contains a good tablespoon of olive oil, along with fresh fruit and nuts! Yummy! So, I said to myself:”Tereza, you must make a sweet bite that will be enriched with this divine liquid!”, and – here it is! Therefore, let me show you how to make my awesome and simple orange and olive oil loaf cake!
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