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Apple Spiced Olive Oil Cake with Caramelized Apples

A rich and moist, but fluffy and springy apple pie-spiced olive oil cake. Topped with caramelized apples!
Course Cake
Prep Time 25 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 25 minutes
Servings 8 servings
Author Sarah @ The Gold Lining Girl

Ingredients

For apple spiced olive oil cake:

  • 2 c. flour
  • 2 tsp. baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp. baking soda
  • pinch of salt
  • 1 1/2 tsp. apple pie spice
  • 1 tsp. cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp. ginger
  • pinch of nutmeg
  • 3 eggs at room temperature
  • 1 1/2 c. sugar
  • 2/3 c. high-quality extra virgin olive oil
  • 1/2 c. buttermilk or sour milk
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract
  • powdered sugar for dusting

For caramelized apples:

  • 2 large Fuji apples cored, thinly sliced
  • 3 tbsp. butter
  • 3 tbsp. packed brown brown sugar
  • 1 tbsp. water

Instructions

For apple spiced olive oil cake:

  1. Lightly grease a 9-inch springform pan.
  2. In a medium bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, apple pie spice, cinnamon, ginger, and nutmeg.
  3. In a large mixing bowl fitted with the whisk attachment, beat the eggs and granulated sugar at high speed until pale and fluffy, about 5 minutes.
  4. Lower the speed to medium-high, and drizzle in the olive oil slowly, beating until incorporated.
  5. With the mixer on low, add half the flour mixture until incorporated.
  6. Add the buttermilk and vanilla, then the remaining flour mixture, until just blended.
  7. Pour batter into prepared pan.
  8. Bake at 325 for 40-45 minutes, or until the top is golden and a toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean.
  9. Let the cake cool in pan on a wire rack for 20 minutes, then carefully remove the pan sides and allow cake to cool completely.
  10. Dust with powdered sugar, and top with caramelized apples.

For caramelized apples:

  1. In a large saucepan over medium-high heat, melt the butter.
  2. Once melted, add the apples. Cook for 3-4 minutes, or until they are lightly browned, and starting to soften.
  3. Add the brown sugar and water, stirring to mix. Continue cooking apples an additional 3-4 minutes, or until they are golden and soft.
  4. Serve warm over slices of cake.