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Olive Oil Makes Great Cakes, and This Recipe Is Proof

Olive Oil Makes Great Cakes, and This Recipe Is Proof

Where butter is sweet, milky, and often in the background of a cake’s flavor, olive oil is earthy, grassy, and bold. An olive oil cake will always have a savory edge, sometimes even a backnote of bitterness, that a butter cake will lack. Which brings us to another benefit of olive oil cakes: longevity. “I think olive oil cakes kind of get better with age,” says Elizabeth Quijada, the pastry chef at Abraço, a New York City coffee shop that is known for their olive oil cake. Olive oil cake is the only thing we're eating for breakfast now.