Tuesday, July 06, 2010

Trader Joe's Tuesday -- Olive Oil Cake

Hear Ye! Hear Ye! It's Summer and the Berries are ripe for the pickin'!!!!

Trader Joe's has tons of fresh, gorgeous berries and many wonderful and rich olive oils that are perfect for this summery Italian cake.

I was flipping through the July issue of Food and Wine and found the perfect dessert for 4th of July dinner. Check out the link to the recipe for Olive Oil Cake with Blackberries. I put 1/2 strawberries and 1/2 blackberries to make for some good blue and red, and then whipped up some cream with a dash of Grand Marnier and a smidge of sugar to make for a good white addition....for a truly delicious red, white and blue festival of flavor. (I didn't take a picture of the whipped cream so you just have to trust me it looked super cool flaggy!)

Olive Oil Cake is one of Aaron's favorites, and I've been looking for the perfect recipe. This one has orange rind and Grand Marnier in it to really kick up the fresh flavor factor. Honestly, it's the best Olive Oil Cake any of us at our 4th of July party had ever had.


Happy Summer Cookin' to All!

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