As I was looking to see which post to do today, I went back to find the "One Year Ago" recipe and saw that today is the 2nd Anniversary of my blog, which means I now also get to do "Two Years Ago" and the end of the recipes/posts. Oh my gosh, where has this year gone? Can anyone please tell me? I am amazed how fast time keeps ticking by me.
I perused through my photo cache of recipes from the past few months and realized I had not posted this one yet. It's easy, refreshing and a perfect summer dessert. In our case, also a great coffee cake for mornings.
I changed up the Orange Olive Oil Cake that I made a few months ago to see what switching out a couple ingredients would do. The end result was awesome. I cannot wait to make this for my grandma when we visit her during our vacation.
Lemon-Blackberry Olive Oil Cake
Non-stick baking spray
1-1/4 cups all-purpose flour
3/4 cup sugar
1/3 cup olive oil
1 tsp vanilla extract
Juice and zest of 1 lemon (about 3 Tbls. juice, 1 Tbl. zest)
1 tsp. baking powder
1/2 tsp. baking soda
1/2 tsp. salt
1-1/2 cups fresh blackberries
Preheat over to 350 degrees. Spray 9-inch round cake pan with non-stick baking spray.
Mix together the sugar and eggs in a medium bowl with a hand mixer on medium speed until blended and light. Drizzle in the olive oil and vanilla and mix until light and smooth. Add the lemon juice and zest and mix well. Sift together the flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt in another medium bowl. Add the flour mixture half at a time to the wet ingredients and mix on low just to incorporate. Carefully fold in the blackberries to the batter, until evenly distributed.
Pour into the prepared cake pan and bake, 25 to 30 minutes. Let the cake cool 15 minutes. Serve with fresh whipping cream and blackberries.
One Year Ago: Fry Sauce
Two Years Ago: Pickling Cucumbers