This cake is amazing! Top Chef, Kristen Kish’s award winning menu included fennel pollen olive oil cake. Kristen makes this simplified version here with peach slices.
Its especially important that because we are using this large amount of olive oil, I suggest in this recipe, it is critical to use a very high quality and fresh (within 1 year of harvest) olive oil. I think that is what makes the difference!
Active Time: 20 MIN – Total Time: 1 HR 30 MIN – Yield Serves : 12
- 3 ripe peaches, thinly sliced
- 359 ml extra-virgin olive oil
- 250g sugar (or alternative*)
- 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
- 3 large eggs
- 275g all-purpose flour
- 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
- 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
- Sweetened vanilla Greek yogurt or vanilla ice cream, for serving
Preheat the oven to 350°. Line a 9-by-13-inch baking pan with parchment paper and coat with vegetable oil spray. In a bowl, toss the peaches with 1/4 cup of the olive oil, 1/4 cup plus 2 tablespoons of the sugar and the salt. Let stand until juicy, about 15 minutes.
In a bowl, whisk the eggs, the remaining 3/4 cup of sugar and 1 1/4 cups of olive oil. In another bowl, whisk the flour, baking powder and baking soda. Whisk the dry ingredients into the egg mixture. Fold in the peaches and juices. Scrape the batter into the pan; bake for 35 minutes, until golden and a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean. Let cool slightly, then serve with Greek yogurt.
*Finding sweet substitutes you enjoy can help you reduce your sugar consumption. However, sugar alternatives are not a magical answer to your health problems and should be used in moderation. While sugar alternatives may be significantly lower in calories than pure sugar, remember to limit your consumption, as they can have health consequences as well.
According to the theory of Traditional Chinese Medicine
Peach: Nourish Yin, Promote the Smooth Flow of Qi, Regulate Blood circulation, Disperse Cold
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Disclaimer: This article is not intended to diagnose or assess. The information provided is not to be considered a substitute for consultation with a qualified health care practitioner.