Grapefruit Olive Oil Cake

Grapefruit Olive Oil Cake - Nostimo Kitchen

Maybe it is my Greek background, but I am crazy about cooking and baking with citrus. This recipe is worth the try and it presents itself beautifully! It is light but has a richness about it. I would serve this for dessert, but I would also present this at a brunch buffet!

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Serves: 1 loaf Cooking Time: 1 hour

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 cups of flour
  • 2 tbsp of grated grapefruit zest
  • 1/2 cup of sugar
  • 1/2 cup of raw sugar
  • 1/2 cup of olive oil
  • 2 large eggs at room temperature
  • 1 tsp of baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp of salt
  • 2 tbsp grapefruit juice
  • 1/3 cup of buttermilk
  • Syrup
  • 2 tbsp of sugar
  • 1/3 cup of grapefruit juice
  • Glaze
  • 1 cup of confectioners sugar
  • 2 tbsp grapefruit juice
  • pinch of salt

Instructions

1

Grease a 9x5 loaf pan

2

In a bowl mix sugars and rub grapefruit zest together. This will help mix the flavors!

3

Whisk oil into sugar mixture until smooth

4

Add eggs and mix

5

Add flour, baking soda, baking powder and salt in a second bowl

6

Add buttermilk and grapefruit juice to flour mixture and alternate with oil and sugar mixture until gone

7

Pour batter into pan

8

Bake for 45 min to an hour testing with a toothpick to make sure it is done

9

Syrup:

10

Combine tbsp of sugar and 1/3 cup of grapefruit juice in a pan and cook on low heat until the sugar dissolves

11

When the cake is done let it cool for 15 mins

12

Poke holes into the cake with a toothpick and spoon the syrup in the holes and let rest

13

Glaze:

14

Combine confectioners sugar, grapefruit juice and salt in a bowl and whisk until smooth.

15

Pour over the top and let it drizzle down the cake

16

Notes

Tip: If you do not have toothpicks available, use a fork to create the holes for the syrup. Also, use a good quality olive oil, one that may have a fruity quality.

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