Thursday, October 15, 2015

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 *
2 eggs
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.

Enjoy!

5 comments:

mil said...

THE NEXT MORNING????????????? ARE YOU KIDDING? WHO COULD WAIT--- NOT I!!!
That is one great looking cake!
mil

Anonymous said...

This looks good. Did you like the apples arranged this way or would you chop them more finely next time?

Stacey Snacks said...

Anon,
Yes, I liked the apples this way, very pretty....but feel free to dice the apples so they are evenly distributed!

Stacey

Masterworker said...

I've never even heard of apple cakes before! This is the fourth super delicious looking recipe from you in ten minutes reading! I love the arrangement of the apple slices. And thank you for explaining that yes, i do need more raw sugar than the white sugar we used as a kid. I've been surprised more than once that the ton of sugar i put in a recipe STILL wasn't enough.

Masterworker said...

I've never even heard of apple cakes before! This is the fourth super delicious looking recipe from you in ten minutes reading! I love the arrangement of the apple slices. And thank you for explaining that yes, i do need more raw sugar than the white sugar we used as a kid. I've been surprised more than once that the ton of sugar i put in a recipe STILL wasn't enough.