Lemon Cake with
GAEA Sparta Extra Virgin Olive Oil

There is nothing better than a freshly baked lemon cake!

In this edition the juicy lemon in combination with the fruity GAEA Sparta Extra Virgin Olive Oil create a delicious and fluffy cake!

  • TIME NEEDED
  • 60 mins

  • SERVINGS
  • 8-10

INGREDIENTS

Ingredients for the cake

  • 325 gr. flour (all purpose)
  • 225 gr. white crystal sugar
  • 70 ml. GAEA Sparta Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • 120 ml. sour milk
  • 50 ml. warm water
  • 2 big lemons, juice and shavings
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 ½ teaspoon baking powder
  • ¾ teaspoon soda
  • ¼ teaspoon of salt
  • ¼ teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Ingredients for the frosting

  • 100 gr. Cream cheese
  • 150 gr. icing sugar
  • 1 tablespoon lemon shaving
  • 1 tablespoon GAEA Sparta Extra Virgin Olive Oil

PREPARATION

Leave the sour milk and eggs in room temperature and preheat the oven at 175οC.

For the frosting of the cake, mix the cream cheese with the icing sugar and place it in the fridge ready for use.

EXECUTION

Put in the mixer the flour, baking powder, soda, salt, nutmeg and shavings from the two lemons and mix them all together.

Slowly whisking, stir in the sour milk, the eggs, the lemon juice and the vanilla extract.

Finally, add the olive oil and the warm water.

Transfer the mixture into a nonstick cake pan or a hoop and bake at 175ο C for 55’.

Remove it from the pan and leave it to cool down on a rack.

Take out from the fridge the cream cheese previously prepared and add the olive oil and lemon shavings.

Stir well and cover the cake with it.

Decorate the cake with glazed lemon slices.