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Made this and waiting for it to cool so I can powder sugar it!

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Perfectly delicious! Finally found “Colavita The Essential Delicate Flavor Olive Oil” at a health food store and love it. So glad I found the courage to make a cake from scratch. Thank you for sharing. Cheers🍷

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Oh goody, I’m making this cake! I do have a good amount of all of this stuff at my house! 🎂

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I was willing to bet a strawberry that Sebastian was in charge of plating this dessert when I first saw the photo. It looks like I may have been wrong...

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Made it last week. FYI: I cut it into slices and froze most to prevent obsessive gorging. It froze beautifully and makes a terrific snack (ahem, straight from the freezer). Thanks!

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Somewhere in the Midwest there is a cloud above the cemetery where my deceased home ec teacher was spinning. I didn’t believe it was possible to screw up so badly on a simple recipe, but not since I burnt my bangs with an exploding gas oven in the middle school kitchen nearly 6 years ago has a kitchen witnessed such a comeback!

I did succeed, however, and am very proud and wish I could share a picture, as I will share the bounty with my doc’s staff and save the rest for friends. It makes a HUGE cake. Yes, I did stir a too much, as I had a bulge, but the inside was tender and moist. My favorite part is the slightly crystallized crust.

I timed its baking by making Caro Chambers’ Spicy Sheet Pan Chicken with leeks and potatoes and garlic aioli, and I am transported.

Now, I need to try some other flavors.

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I made this cake and served it to my church choir. I’m the organist/choir director. We are singing its praises!

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Looks delish-- will try, but seeing a cat at the end was a bit jarring- sorry Cairo.

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Made it last night! It is as delicious as it looks. I used a just whisk to incorporate the flour and was surprised at how smoothly that went. Used the zest of two lemons.

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Sounds wonderful, however, there is NO WAY anyone should follow the note that when you don’t have baking powder on hand, substituting vanilla will work. Trust me, as a pastry school graduate, I know these things. If you don’t have baking powder, substitute baking soda + cream of tarter. (Google it for quantities.)

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Mary

Thanks for this awesome sounding recipe, yes I have all the ingredients and will make it this weekend!

You are the best!

Marie

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I have a rule that if a cake asks for oil, use butter instead. The only exception is olive oil cakes. Grazie Mary! I will try it with dog fur.

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founding

Oh yum! My hubby never believed me when I told him Italian friend's mom made a delicious cake using olive oil instead of butter. Now I can prove it to him!

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Made this today. It’s fabulous!

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I’ve made this delicious cake many times, but the recipe I had used white wine instead of the milk. Fantastic! Even made it with red wine once. Lovely color!

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Mmmmm these sounds soooo good <3

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