I don’t know what it is about winter, but I love making summery desserts. Maybe it’s the fresh flavours that remind me of things to come. Momentarily, I am transported into the future as I bite into a slice of lemon cake. Just for a moment it’s a breezy summer evening then in a flash I realize that breeze is actually the a gush of winter wind that I feel as my husband opens the front door.
Have I mentioned how much I dislike winter, no? But I’m pretty sure that I have hinted at it. I get the winter blues, no amount of vitamin D will ever cure the winter blues. As you also may have noticed I don’t do much blogging in the winter. It gets so dark quickly that I can’t take a decent picture that is blog worthy. But every once in a while I come back to my blog and tell myself to snap out of it and to post something new.
So here it is, my Lemon Olive Oil Cake. It’s one of those recipes that I had wanted to try for a while. This cake is definitely a keeper. It comes together quickly and the result is a moist, tangy cake with a hint of olive oil. The moistness comes from a simple lemon flavoured syrup. I was a little worried that it would be über greasy and the olive oil would monopolize the overall taste. I was wrong on both accounts. It’s topped with a lemon glaze which I thought it could do without, but my husband begs to differ. The recipe actually didn’t call for the glaze, but I wanted to dress it up. Continue reading