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Spiced Orange Olive Oil Cake


"With just a touch of sweetness, this olive oil cake has a hint of orange zest and five-spice powder. If you don't eat it all the first day, cut it into cubes and layer with whipped cream and oranges, or toast and slather with honey."
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1 h 10 m servings 292 cals
Original recipe yields 10 servings (1 loaf cake)

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  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Lightly oil and flour a loaf pan.
  2. Beat eggs in a bowl until lightened in color. Add sugar, olive oil, orange zest, and five-spice powder and beat until smooth. Fold flour, baking powder, and salt into egg mixture until batter is just mixed. Pour batter into the prepared loaf pan.
  3. Bake in the preheated oven until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean, about 45 minutes. Cool in the pan for 10 minutes. Remove cake from the pan and cool on a wire rack.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 292 calories; 17.1 g fat; 30.2 g carbohydrates; 4.5 g protein; 74 mg cholesterol; 145 mg sodium. Powered by the ESHA Research Database © 2018, ESHA Research, Inc. All Rights Reserved

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I have not made this yet, but I am going to make it soon. Dolly in answer to your question. Chinese Five Spice is a combination of ground cinnamon, ground cloves, star anise, fennel seed, and sz...

The kids loved this cake as much as I did!

I really love this unusual and deliciously flavored bread. I've made it twice now and it's one of my favorite quickbreads.

I substituted the Orange zest for Lemon extract.

This sounds wonderful. I haven t made it, though. Can someone tell me what the Chinese 5 spice thing is. I have so many allergies I could never use a mix like that. Is it like cinnamon?