Disclaimer: This is by no means a “healthy” cake. Don’t let the fact it is made with olive oil fool you. It is full of sugar and fat. It is truly decadent. The olive oil is merely a flavor and texture choice, not a health-conscience one. Eat in moderation!
When I mention the words “olive oil cake,” I am always surprised at the reactions I get. They range from “what cake?” to “eew” to simply wrinkling their nose. Each time I am utterly amazed how many people have not heard of olive oil cake and consequently how many people are missing out on something so wonderful.
My husband loves biscotti. Every time we see it on a menu the conversation is the same. “Ooh, biscotti!” And I reply by wrinkling my nose. For years, he has refused to accept that I simply do not want such a delicious treat. It’s absolutely impossible in his mind. And to be fair, I can understand his denial.