Fresh Italian Plum & Olive Oil Cake
Using Villa Graziella Organic Extra Virgin Olive Oil instead of butter, with fresh seasonal Italian plums for a guilt free dessert. Enjoy it for dessert, it tastes even better the next day for breakfast!
1 lb. red or Italian plums (about 6)
3 ounces Villa Graziella Organic extra virgin olive oil, + 1 teaspoon to grease pan
1 ½ cups all-purpose, unbleached flour, + extra to dust the cake pan
¾ cup of turbinado sugar (Sugar in The Raw)
½ cup milk
3 eggs room temperature
1 ½ teaspoon vanilla extract
1 ½ teaspoon baking powder
½ teaspoon sea salt
½ teaspoon nutmeg
Preheat oven to 325◦F
Grease a 9’’ round or square pan with 1 teaspoon olive oil & flour
Cut plums into thin wedges
Combine flour, baking powder, salt, nutmeg & sugar, add oil, blend until the mixture resembles coarse meal
Combine milk, eggs & vanilla
Stir in dry ingredients, mix until moistened
Pour into prepared pan
Push plums into batter in rows leaving skin side exposed
Bake about 60 minutes, until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean
Let cake cool, serve & enjoy!
TIP: Cover securely to prevent from drying out.