Recipe For Grapefruit Cake Using Olive Oil

You can use any dried fruit to make a variation of this grapefruit cake. And to intensify the flavour why not try using infused olive oil?

Grapefruit Cake
Grapefruit Cake
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Would you believe it if I told you we have a strike season in South Africa? I totally defend someone’s right to strike. But I am not in favour of strikes at all, which happen in abundance here. People who offer essential services should not be allowed to stop work. If they don’t arrive to do their job, people could die. And that is wrong. The unions here instruct their members when to down tools. This often results in miners not earning salaries for months. And by the time the union has negotiated new wages many end up being retrenched. Of course the union bosses still earn a salary during this time. What I cannot tolerate is the willful destruction caused by the strikers. A month ago the taxi drivers went on strike. They were not happy with the fact that their non road worthy vehicles were being impounded. 

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And to demonstrate their unhappiness they blocked off part of the road and burnt things. They also burnt one bus and stoned another, injuring travellers. If this was not bad enough, a week later our local informal residents had a protest. They were unhappy that their illegal electrical connections had been disconnected. So they tore down the traffic lights and set them on fire! They blocked off the highway causing havoc on the roads. And then we get told that the strike season has not been that bad. Only to have it followed by another one. As you will see from my run of grapefruit recipes, it has most certainly been a season of abundance on that front. I bought a lot of this winter citrus fruit and have to come up with ways to use it all. I made this grapefruit cake using fresh fruit the first time.

Grapefruit Cake

Dried rather than fresh

But, I was not happy with how the batter did not really cook around the fruit. So I made it again using my dried grapefruit. It is not as pretty to look at, but the flavour is intense. The olive oil used in the recipe will keep this cake moist for a week if left in an airtight container.

Grapefruit Cake

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Grapefruit Cake Using Olive Oil
 
Use any dried fruit that you have to make this moist cake
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Ingredients
  • 8 dried grapefruit slices
  • 2 eggs
  • 160g honey
  • 50g fructose
  • 30mls buttermilk
  • 80g grapefruit marmalade
  • 125mls olive oil
  • 175g flour
  • 25g almond flour
  • 5mls bicarbonate of soda
  • 5mls baking powder
  • 1.25mls ground ginger
  • 1.25mls ground cardamom
Method
  1. Preheat the oven to 180° Celsius
  2. Spray a 23cm springform tin and line the bottom
  3. Line the bottom of the tin with the grapefruit
  4. Place the eggs, honey and fructose into a bowl of a stand mixer and whisk until light and frothy
  5. Add the buttermilk and marmalade and continue whisking to combine
  6. Slowly pour in the oil while you continue whisking
  7. Sift the flours, bicarbonate of soda, baking powder and spices into a mixing bowl and whisk to combine
  8. Gently fold in the dry ingredients until the flour has been completely incorporated
  9. Scrape down the sides and then carefully pour the batter into the tin
  10. Bake for 40 minutes
  11. Remove from the oven and place the tin onto a wire rack and leave to cool for 40 minutes
  12. Remove the springform and invert onto a plate, grapefruit side up
  13. Slide a knife around the edge of the base to remove
  14. Carefully remove the baking paper and serve

 

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24 thoughts on “Recipe For Grapefruit Cake Using Olive Oil

  1. Strikes on the wide level are really annoying and painful for the ordinary citizens. This dried grapefruit cake looks so moist and fluffy, Tandy. Do you think apricot in this cake would taste good?

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    1. That would also be a good fruit to use, with a nice thick jam instead of the marmalade.

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  2. Beautiful cake Tandy, looks moist and delicious.

    Strikes are very unusual where we live, that must be kind of scary.
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    1. They are very scary!

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  3. Just made this using golden raisins – it turned out beautifully. Thank you.
    Tammy sharing the blog ♥ Planning AheadMy Profile

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    1. My pleasure, and thank you for letting me know 🙂

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  4. This looks delicious Tandy. Olive oil is fantastic in cakes and a healthier option than butter (I still love butter though).

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    1. I also love butter, but it has become very expensive here 🙂

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  5. Love where you can see the little slices peeking through! Very attractive recipe! – http://www.domesticgeekgirl.com
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    1. Thank you Gingi 🙂

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  6. I share your irritation with the strikes, Tandy. I creates so much economic loss for our country which is already ailing. I am seeing a lot of immigration again among people we know.

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    1. My vet was saying the same last week, they are seeing far more dogs now than ever for vaccinations for quarantine.

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  7. Grapefruit taste? Hmm, I have to try it!

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    1. let me know if you do Jessy 🙂

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  8. Such a pretty cake! Workers are striking at an ice cream factory here but they are propsing a 46% pay cut which is enormous.
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    1. That’s unfair. Unless their salaries are super inflated which I doubt.

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  9. I hope the striking dies down, it’s scary to think that someone could be put in danger because of a disagreement.

    This recipe looks wonderful, can’t wait to try it!

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    1. It is sadly how things are here.

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  10. My husband’s favorite kind of desserts are a simple cake like yours…it sounds really good. The county we live in Florida is famous for its grapefruit and this would be a great way to use some of it when they start getting harvested.
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    1. My grandmother who lived in Florida had half a grapefruit for breakfast every morning 🙂

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  11. Well Tandy, I’ve been thinking of going on a kitchen and cleaning strike here until the family pitches in more…but that’s just me. This cake looks great. I think I’d go for the dried fruit too if it cooks better that way. Have a wonderful weekend!

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    1. Haha, I would so do that strike as well!

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  12. Common man suffers during strike in any country… I think things can be sorted out with talks and discussions…

    Love this soft and moist grape fruit cake…
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    1. I wish that were true here Amrita!

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