BASILICATA - Olive Oil pound cake
INGREDIENTS FOR A CAKE PAN OF 9" IN DIAMETER
Viaggio Extra virgin olive oil ½ cup
Viaggio flour 00 2 ¼ cup
sugar 1 ¼ cup
eggs (medium) 4
whole milk ¼ cup
baking powder for cakes 2 tablespoons
salt 1 pinch
orange rind 1
To prepare the olive oil pound cake, start by placing the eggs at room temperature in a bowl with and add the sugar and a pinch of salt. Mix well to obtain a cream, then add the grated orange rind and the Viaggio Extra Virgin Olive Oil. When the oil has been absorbed, add the milk at room temperature. Then sift the Viaggio flour and the yeast in a bowl, then add the powders little by little to the mixture.
You will obtain a homogeneous and fluid compound. Butter and flour the cake pan. Pour inside the mixture. Bake the pound cake with the oil in a pre-heated static oven at 330°F for about 50 minutes. Once cooked, let it cool down. Before serving your olive oil pound cake, you can decorate it with powdered sugar or glaze.