Baking with Olive Oil


You might think Extra Virgin is only for cooking savory dishes but in Tuscany we use it also for baking in many traditional recipes.

Using olive oil as a butter substitute will result in a lighter cake, with a distinctive and unique character. It is also healthier since olive oil, as opposed to butter, contains 0% cholesterol and very little saturated fats!

To help you switch to olive oil baking, here is a useful conversion table:

You can check some of my cake recipes too- all made with Extra Virgin:

Schiacciata con l'uva

What are baking with olive oil?!
Please share and let me know how your first olive oil cake turns out!