I love a good olive oil cake. Remember, these cakes are a bit denser than a cake made with butter, but they stay moist for days. The sage gives it an extra kick.


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MAKES 4 SMALL LOAVES

You will need:
4 eggs
1/2 cup sugar
1/2 cup honey
1/2 cup olive oil
1/4 cup orange juice
1 teaspoon fresh sage, finely chopped
11/2 cups all-purpose flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
pinch of salt
  1. Preheat oven to 350 F. Prepare 4 small loaf pans with butter and flour.
  2. Combine eggs, sugar, honey, orange juice, and olive oil in a large mixing bowl, and beat for 2 minutes.
  3. Add sage, flour, baking powder, and salt. Mix until smooth.
  4. Pour batter into the pans, and bake until set and golden, 25–30 minutes. Cool on a wire rack.
  5. Drizzle with a glaze made of confectioners’ sugar and water.
  6. Serve topped with orange slices and candied sage.

TIP:

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I love a good olive oil cake. Remember, these cakes are a bit denser than a cake made with butter, but they stay moist for days. The sage gives it an extra kick.
Photography by Paul Lowe

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