Another Apple Cake: with Olive Oil & Raisins
I never tire of apple cakes, and there are so many still on my list that I have not tried yet!!!
You know I love olive oil in cakes, it's just easier than creaming butter! (and healthier??).
Here, I made an apple raisin loaf, using olive oil and yogurt.
This was moist and delicious, and please don't tell me you hate raisins.
*If you don't have raw sugar, then use regular white sugar, but cut it to 1 cup.
Apple Raisin Loaf w/ Olive Oil:
1 1/2 cups of raw sugar (turbinado sugar) see note above *
1/2 cup olive oil (use a mild tasting oil, I use Colavita)
1 cup of full fat yogurt or buttermilk
1 tsp vanilla extract
zest of a lemon
2 cups flour
1 1/2 tsp baking powder
pinch of salt
big handful of raisins
2 small apples, cored and sliced thin (I leave skin on, but you don't have to if they are not organic)
Butter a 9" loaf pan.
Mix the sugar w/ the eggs, buttermilk, vanilla, oil and zest.
Add in the dry ingredients and raisins and mix to make a batter.
Spread batter in prepared loaf pan and arrange apple slices however you like. I used Granny Smith and Gala.
Bake in a 350F oven for 50 minutes.
Let cool in pan 15 minutes before inverting onto cooling rack.
This is best the next morning, as many loaf cakes are.
GREAT for breakfast.