Guest Post: Olive Oil Cake with Grapefruit Glaze

Hey all! Back, on back to back days, umm not really, today I have friend, Adeeba whom I mentioned in this post a while back, sharing a simple yet delicious treat that you can make for Eid! Who doesn't love a little dessert (or a lot) on their tables during the festivities. So please join me in welcoming Adeeba.

When Farhana invited me to write a post for her blog, I was truly honored. I know her for about 2 years and since then we have become best buddies. We always made plans before and after our school time. We planned pinterest parties on the weekends.  I can go pages after pages of crafty things we did together.  Let’s move on to the recipe now….

I saw this olive oil cake on Master Chef season 5 finale when one of the contestants baked it. I knew I wanted to bake the cake that instant. So I started to search for recipes and decided how to proceed. So here’s the ingredients, followed by the procedure.

Olive Oil Cake with Grapefruit Glaze

Adapted from Baked the Blog

For the cake:
3/4 cup extra virgin olive oil
2 eggs at room temp
Zest of one grapefruit
1/4 cup of fresh grapefruit juice
1 cup plain Greek yogurt at room temperature
1 cup super fine sugar
2 cups all-purpose flour
3 teaspoons baking powder 

For the glaze:
½ cup powdered sugar
1 tablespoon grapefruit juice

1. Preheat your oven to 350F. grease a pan of your choice and set aside. I used a springform pan here but you can use whatever pan you like.
2. Separate the eggs into whites and yolks.
3. Sift together the flour, baking powder and salt.
4. Now in a clean bowl beat the egg whites with a whisk attachment until soft peaks form. Then add ¼ cup sugar to the whites and beat until stiff peaks form. Put the whites aside in a bowl. 
5. Now beat the oil and sugar together for about a minute. Add the yolks and beat in for another minute.
6. Beat the vanilla, juice, zest in the yolk mixture. Add the yogurt and flour. Keep beating until everything is mixed well.
7. Lastly add the egg white and fold it in the flour mixture with a spatula. Do not over mix it.
8. Pour the batter in the pan and put it in the center of rack of the oven.
9.   Bake for about 30-35 minutes until a toothpick comes out clean.

After getting the pan out of the oven put it on a cooling rack. Try taking the cake off the pan after it has cooled slightly. 

After the cake has cooled completely, it is time for the glaze. Mix together the powdered sugar and the juice until a smooth paste forms. Now with a fork or hand whisk, put the glaze on the cake. After that you can do any decoration you want, I did a simple design with princess edition jelly beans.

Enjoy this olive oil cake and keep reading Farhana’s blog :)


Thanks for sharing Adeeba! Hope you come back with more treats soon :)


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