Blood Orange Olive Oil Cake

Hope everyone had a lovely weekend! Things are looking very pretty around here, yes? That would be the work of the lovely, very talented Danielle Moss, of Breakfast at Toast and The Everygirl. She patiently worked with me to create a look that represents my aesthetic and makes me so happy everytime I look at it (which I cannot stop doing!) I couldn’t be more grateful to her and excited for the new look! Now on to something yummy…

The other day I made Blood Orange Olive Oil cake from one of my favorite cookbooks, Melissa Clark’s In the Kitchen with A Good Appetite (named after her two New York Times Dining section columns). What I love about this cake is that it’s not too sweet. It barely even seemed like cake to me. It’s more like a really moist, delicious bread-perfect for dessert or breakfast (though I’ve been known to eat cake for breakfast, so that doesn’t really say much). The blood orange zest and juice add a perfect tart sweetness. You can certainly substitute regular oranges, but the blood oranges really bring it up a notch with their gorgeous color and delicious flavor.

“Supreming” a blood orange-basically stripping off the peel.
Blood orange zest crumbled up with sugar.

Here’s the full recipe. Make this cake! It was easy and seriously delicious, and I didn’t even feel guilty eating it. It has fruit in it, and olive oil is good for you. That’s my story and I’m stickin to it.

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  1. Eugenia wrote:

    Yummmmm… blood oranges are so good!

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  2. Yum. I have seen a similar recipe before and was just intrigued. I just bought blood oranges yesterday, so I printed this out and hope to bake it soon.

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  3. This looks delicious! I've been meaning to get some blood oranges to make mimosas with!

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  4. Dorothy wrote:

    LOVE the new look of the blog!! AND I want to eat that cake and love it too. It looks so moist and yummy. Very inspiring, thanks!

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  5. Leslie wrote:

    That looks amazing! Now I want to bake something.:)

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  6. Katherine wrote:

    I love blood oranges – this cake looks absolutely delicious and so moist! Yum 🙂

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  7. looks so yummy! and love your new header~!

    xoxo navy & orange

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  8. Alexa wrote:

    Love love your new blog design! Looks so good!

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  9. Lovely post, and the cake look so yamyy! Ioana

    Published 3.6.12 · Reply
  10. Holly wrote:

    This looks SO good! Great pictures, too! Mmmm

    Published 3.9.12 · Reply