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Vanilla Apple Olive Oil Cake

Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time35 mins
Cooling Time1 hr
Total Time1 hr 55 mins
Servings: 8

Ingredients

Vanilla Apple Olive Oil Cake:

  • 1 cup All-Purpose Flour
  • 1 tsp. Baking Powder
  • 1/4 tsp. Salt
  • 1 tsp. Ground Cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp. Ground Anise
  • 1/2 cup Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • 1/4 cup Brown Sugar
  • 1/2 cup Granulated Cane Sugar
  • 2 Eggs, room temp.
  • 1 tsp. Vanilla Extract

Apple Mix:

  • 1 cup Apples, finely diced
  • 1/2 tbsp. Brown Sugar
  • 1/2 tsp. Ground Cinnamon

Maple Buttercream:

  • 1 cup Butter, softened
  • 2 cups Powdered Sugar
  • 2 tbsp. Maple Syrup
  • 1 tsp. Vanilla Extract
  • 1/2 tsp. Ground Nutmeg
  • 1/2 tsp. Ground Cinnamon

Instructions

Apple Mix:

  • In a small bowl, mix together the finely chopped apples, brown sugar, and ground cinnamon. Set aside.

Vanilla Apple Olive Oil Cake:

  • Preheat oven to 350F. Prepare two 6" cake pans by greasing each lightly with olive oil and lining the bottoms with parchment paper.
  • In a mixing bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder, salt, ground cinnamon, and ground anise.
  • In a separate mixing bowl, beat together the olive oil, brown sugar, granulated cane sugar, eggs, and vanilla extract for 3 minutes on high speed.
  • Gradually mix in the flour mixture, then fold in the apple mix. Evenly pour the batter into the prepared cake pans.
  • Bake for 35-40 minutes, or until a toothpick comes out clean.
  • Allow the cakes to cool for 10 minutes in the pan, then cool completely on a wire rack before frosting/layering.

Maple Buttercream:

  • In a mixing bowl, beat the softened butter for 1-2 minutes. Add in the powdered sugar, then beat on medium speed for another 3-4 minutes.
  • Add in the vanilla extract, maple syrup, nutmeg, and cinnamon to beat for 2-4 minutes more. Frost the cake according to your preference.