Olive oil sponge cake

Olive oil sponge cake
  • Serves icon Serves 12
  • Time icon Ready in 1 hour

This olive oil cake recipe is served with fresh passionfruit juice. The cake is light and low in fat.

Nutrition: per serving

Calories
168kcals
Fat
6g (1.2g saturated)
Protein
4.5g
Carbohydrates
25.8g (16.2g sugars)
Salt
0.1g
Calories
168kcals
Fat
6g (1.2g saturated)
Protein
4.5g
Carbohydrates
25.8g (16.2g sugars)
Salt
0.1g

Ingredients

  • 5 medium eggs
  • 150g golden caster sugar
  • 50ml light olive oil
  • 150g plain flour
  • 2 tbsp icing sugar
  • 4 passion fruit, halved, seeds sieved and juice reserved

Method

  1. Preheat the oven to 160ºC/fan140ºC/gas 3. Grease and line a 23cm springform tin with non-stick baking paper. Use an electric mixer to whisk the eggs for about 3 minutes until pale and thick. Add the caster sugar and whisk until the mixture triples in size – so it is pale, thick and foamy, and leaves a trail when you lift out the beaters. Continue to whisk on a high speed while you add the olive oil, drop by drop. Sift the flour onto the mixture and fold in gently with a spoon.
  2. Pour into the prepared tin and bake for 40-45 minutes until the cake is golden, springy and shrinking away from the sides of the tin. Cool in the tin for 10 minutes, then turn out onto a wire rack.
  3. Dredge the sponge with sifted icing sugar, slice and serve with passion fruit juice drizzled around each plate.

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  1. Mine didnt look like photo, dont know why theirs was so yellow when it has no butter. It rose very well, then sank slightly to a flat top about twice the height of original mixture in tin. Rather sweet and slightly dry compared to a normal Victoria sponge, but if I had taken it out of oven earlier I think it would just have sunk more.

    1. Hi Stephanie,
      Thanks for your comment. The lovely yellow colour comes from the deep orange egg yolks used to make the cake. The cake does have a flat top – the only raising agent in the cake comes from the whisked eggs which should be evenly distributed around the mixture.
      Hope that helps

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