Ria's Collection: LEMON - POPPY SEED OLIVE OIL CAKE

Wednesday, July 17, 2013

LEMON - POPPY SEED OLIVE OIL CAKE

LEMON - POPPY SEED OLIVE OIL POUND CAKE

Let me tell you something other than food first. Ian Vaava took his first few unassisted steps and walked towards me last week! Ever since, he's been trying to reach his attention grabbing places on his own. Sometimes,I catch him running along the couch just barely touching it with his tiny fingers! I don't think he knows what he is doing but I am super duper excited! So is Jobin.

LEMON - POPPY SEED OLIVE OIL POUND CAKE
Now the cake. This is one of the prettiest,unadorned cakes that I've baked. I mean, just look at it. Look how marvelously speckled it is. Black dots against the lemony yellow! I found it so hard not to stare at my fat slice before eating it.

It is so beautiful,slice after slice.

LEMON - POPPY SEED OLIVE OIL POUND CAKE
This cake is super easy to make. Mainly because it's a one-bowl recipe and it does not need an electric mixer. All it needs is a wooden spoon/whisk to whip up this wonderful speckled lemony cake batter. The recipe is super simple to fix and it hardly takes any time.Then there's a twist to Melissa's recipe. It doesn't call for butter,instead, extra virgin olive oil. I was excited to try this recipe,mostly because of the olive oil part.

LEMON - POPPY SEED OLIVE OIL POUND CAKE
I wanted to know if the taste of olive oil would be strong,so I tasted some of the batter just to have an idea. It was very faint,I mean if someone else made the cake batter and asked me to taste it, I would have never guessed there was olive oil in it. On that note, let me tell you, I am an olive oil lover. I love dipping my bread into it. If you think you are not going to like it's taste, you can substitute it with another oil, like vegetable or canola. But, I really think you will like this cake as is. Try it, you will like it for sure!
LEMON - POPPY SEED OLIVE OIL CAKE
LEMON - POPPY SEED OLIVE OIL POUND CAKE Ingredients:
1 3/4 cup all purpose flour
Zest of 2 lemons
1 cup sugar
1/2 cup buttermilk
3 tablespoons plus 4 teaspoon lemon juice
3 large eggs
1 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
2/3 cup extra virgin olive oil
1 tablespoon poppy seeds
1/2 cup confectioner's sugar

Method: Preheat the oven to 350 F /180C. Grease and flour an 8- inch loaf tin.
In a medium bowl, rub together sugar and lemon zest until they resemble wet sand. Whisk in the buttermilk, 3 tablespoon lemon juice and the eggs. Whisk the dry ingredients into the batter followed by the poppy seeds and olive oil .Pour the batter into the prepared pan and bake for 1 hour or until done.
As soon as the cake is warm to touch, invert it onto a cooling rack. Turn cake right side up.
Whisk together 4 teaspoon lemon juice and 1/2 cup confectioners sugar and brush it over the top and sides of the cake. Let it cool completely before slicing.
This cake, truly is wonderful. If you cannot find poppy seeds,omit them and bake. I can assure you the taste would remain the same. We adored this speckled cake,so did our friends whom we shared it with. Ian Vaava was waiting for me to finish photographing the cake so that he could dig into it. I am so happy that he enjoys whatever we give him!

13 Comments:

divya said...

Superb clicks n just love the recipe

Hamaree Rasoi said...

Cake looks simply awesome. Wonderfully prepared.
Deepa

Sona - quick picks/pick quicks said...

just perfect Ria..yes, it does luk gorgeous with the tiny black dots against the lemony backdrop. And can well well understand how excited you would be on ur baby getting up on his own !! enjoy mother hood!

Leppi said...

nice one ria.....

Remya Elizabeth Anish said...

really wonderful Ria..perfectly baked

Remya Elizabeth Anish said...

Wonderful Ria....perfectly baked and nice snaps :)

Remya Elizabeth Anish said...

Hi Ria...really a big fan of ur recipes esp cakes...wonderful job:)

Remya Elizabeth Anish said...

Hi Ria...really a fan of ur recipes esp cakes wonderful job :)

puja sharma said...

hi ria...i just love ur recipes...they r fantastic...but i just have a few questions...i hope u can help me...in ur recipes how much 1 cup equals to in grams...n can u tell me how can i make buttermilk n
cream cheese at home as we don't get this products at the small town i stay...pls help me...am eagerly waiting...thank u...

puja sharma said...

hi ria...i just love ur recipes...they r fantastic...but i just have a few questions...i hope u can help me...in ur recipes how much 1 cup equals to in grams...n can u tell me how can i make buttermilk n
cream cheese at home as we don't get this products at the small town i stay...pls help me...am eagerly waiting...thank u...

Chitz said...

A pretty easy one to whip up with an excellent outcome.. Looks like fun !

manjooo said...

as usual perfect click...and super spongy..

bungatelang said...

Hi Ria, I have baked the exact same cake before and yes it was the best loaf cake i have ever tasted.

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