How to make it

  • Preheat the oven to 375F.
  • Grease and line a 9 inch springform pan with baking paper, or grease and flour a bundt pan.
  • 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, 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.
  • Pour into the prepared pan and bake for 40-45 minutes until the cake is golden, springy and shrinking away from the sides.
  • Cool in the pan for 10 minutes, then turn out onto a wire rack.
  • Sprinkle the cake with sifted icing sugar, slice and serve with passion fruit juice drizzled around each plate.

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    " It was excellent "
    noir ate it and said...
    I have made olive oil cakes before, this sounds terrific! :)
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    " It was excellent "
    jett2whit ate it and said...
    I have used olive oil in cakes when I had no vegetable was great and nobody knew the difference. This one sounds great!
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  • tippystclair 12 years ago
    I found this definition on the Waitrose site:
    Golden caster sugar
    A raw cane sugar with a fine free flowing texture and a light golden colour. It is different from standard caster sugar because the light presence of molasses adds a delicious flavour and aroma, but can be used in place of standard caster sugar.

    Hope this helps!
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    " It was excellent "
    greekgirrrl ate it and said...
    Tippy- I just love this but what is golden caster sugar? Is there another name for it?
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