For people that like baking as much as I do that means you usually like to try new recipes and new ways of making the same recipe. I come from a family of bakers with recipes that have been passed down from generation to generation with stories and fun times behind every baked good. I can still remember baking on the counter with my Grandma and Mom as they made me Angel Food Cake with strawberries in the middle of course (I am a sucker for strawberries) and the fun times we had in the kitchen.
Bringing you to the present I am still surrounded by people who know how to bake and bake well may I add. An amazing step-mom who spoils us with all her baked goods that will soon be in her amazing coffee shop and Dad who can cook anything that he wants and it usually always turns out amazing. My mother-in-law that can whip up anything and has a way of baking things that I couldn't even imagine. As well my Mom and Grandma that still bake and bake well, I will crave things that they have been baking for years and love trying the treats that they bring me. All of these amazing people in my life have had an influence on the baker that I am today and strive to be like each and everyone of them. I look forward to things like I got experience during my childhood with my own daughter as she grows up and enjoys time in the kitchen baking with me and all her Grandma's and Great-Grandma's!
Baking takes me to my happy place of all the fun times I had baking as a kid and the fun times that I create baking with friends and family as an adult. I love what baking does, it adds a personal touch to things and the hard work that you put into it watching people enjoy it. The first time I made a tiered cake was for my daughters Baptism and I made everything from scratch down to the frosting and the designs and through the tears and all I look back and am so happy that I made it from scratch so I could share it with all my amazing family and thank them for the time that they put in to help make Abigail's day the best it could be.
When my husband and I started this olive oil business we quickly learned that not everyone knew that you could bake with olive oil so we set out on a new mission, any that booth we set up we would bring a baked good that people don't always think to make with olive oil. This past event I set a new challenge for myself to think of something out of the box and it came to me one night of watching Spring Baking Championship on Food Network, Lemon Rosemary Olive Oil Cake. So I made it a few times tweaked the recipe to put some finishing touches on it and boom I made an amazing cake if I do say so myself. It isn't what you expect it to be, it is light and airy and has an amazing lemon flavor to it with a hint of rosemary and the olive oil only enhances those flavors.
With all this being said here is the recipe for the Knaughty Farms Lemon Rosemary Olive Oil Cake.
2 ½ Cups of All Purpose Flour
1 ½ tablespoons finely chopped rosemary
2 teaspoons baking powder
½ teaspoons baking soda
½ teaspoons salt
1 ½ cups granulated sugar
½ cup Knaughty Farms Extra Virgin olive oil
½ cup milk
2 teaspoons grated lemon rind (lemon zest)
¼ cup fresh lemon juice
1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
½ teaspoon lemon extract
3 large Eggs
1 Cup powdered sugar
1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
Preheat oven to 350 F.
Coat a 10-inch tube pan with olive oil. In a large bowl combine flour and next four ingredients and set aside.
Place granulated sugar and next 7 ingredients (through eggs) in a mixer and mix on low speed for 2 minutes or until smooth. While mixer is still going add flour mixture a tablespoon at a time; combine until well blended.
Place batter into prepared pan. Bake at 350 F for 40 minutes or until a wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool in a pan for 15 minutes on a wire rack, and remove from pan. Cool completely on wire rack.
Combine powdered sugar and 1 tablespoon lemon juice, stirring until smooth. Drizzle sugar mixture over cake.
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