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LEMON OLIVE OIL CAKE

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Ingredients

  • ¾ cup olive oil
  • 3 large eggs at room temperature
  • ¼ cup plain whole milk yogurt
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • Zest of 2 small lemons
  • Juice of 2 small lemons (1/4 cup)
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 and ½ teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • Confectioner’s sugar for dusting over top
  • Optional glaze:
  • 2 cups confectioner’s sugar
  • 2-3 tablespoons fresh lemon juice

Instructions

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Preheat the oven to 350 °F 180 °C.

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Combine the olive oil, sugar, eggs, and yogurt in. a large mixing bowl. Whisk together until combined.

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Combine the flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt in a separate bowl. Zest the lemons into the flour mixture. Whisk to combine and set aside.

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Add the lemon juice and vanilla extract to the oil mixture and whisk well until incorporated.

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Add the flour mixture to the olive oil bowl and whisk until everything is incorporated and smooth.

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Grease a 9 by 2-inch loaf pan.

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Pour the batter into the pan and bake in the center rack of the oven for 35-40 minutes or until golden and a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.

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To make the icing: combine the confectioner’s sugar with lemon juice in a small bowl. Whisk well until smooth. Add more juice if needed.

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Remove from oven and allow to cool in pan.

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Remove cake from pan and set on a serving plate. Drizzle the lemon glaze over the cake and serve.

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