Saturday, January 22, 2011

Olive Oil & Rosemary Cake with Dark Chocolate Pieces

I give this cake 3 out of 5 stars. It was OK, cause chocolate is always a saving grace, but it didn't rock my world.

Evidenced by the fact this plate wasn't demolished by the end of the day.


If you like ginger, you'll love this cake. In a blind taste test, I'd guess candied ginger was the secret ingredient. It has a bold, peppery bite to it.

Dense and not overly sweet, this is a grown-up cake. A good snacking cake, and it paired well with my afternoon green tea.

I wouldn't make this again for myself without some modifications. Orange zest in place of the rosemary sounds good. I'd also sub out half the oil with some sugar-free apple sauce to lighten it up.

However, the uniqueness of this cake wins it a spot in my recipe file. It would be something different to bring to a brunch or a friend's house for coffee.

Recipe from the December issue of Whole Living magazine.


Also made with Spelt Flour, a.k.a stone ground gold


The Jersey Shore gang kept me entertained while I baked.


Into the oven


Tada


Final verdict: Worth a shot if you're feeling adventurous

5 comments:

  1. It looks good at least! I just bought some spelt flour and I'm looking forward to using it.

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  2. whoa this looks really good! I love rosemary. Dark chocolate in it??? I must try it. I'll try the vegan version.. I've just not been using eggs lately. I bet the eggs would make the difference in the cake though. I think I'll suck it up if I don't find a vegan one that works.

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  3. I had very high hopes for your cake! It looks very yummy.

    Thank you for your supportive comments. I have been all over the place this week! My Hubby thinks the industry is going to really start growing in the next couple years. He said a lot of guys will be retiring by 2013 and there will be a shortage of pilots. Guess we can only wait it out, but I'll keep my fingers crossed for your hubby to get his upgrade soon.

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  4. I had very high hopes for your cake! It looks very yummy.

    Thank you for your supportive comments. I have been all over the place this week! My Hubby thinks the industry is going to really start growing in the next couple years. He said a lot of guys will be retiring by 2013 and there will be a shortage of pilots. Guess we can only wait it out, but I'll keep my fingers crossed for your hubby to get his upgrade soon.

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  5. It looks good at least! I just bought some spelt flour and I'm looking forward to using it.

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