We have bought some delicious olive oil from a friend farmer in Spain and have since tried a few recipes with it. This is a very moist and light cake.
175 gr sugar
150 ml olive oil
145 gr plain flour
a pinch of salt
1 tablespoon baking powder
grated rim of one and a half lemons
3 tablespoon of pine nuts
Preheat the over at 175 degrees.
Mix the eggs and sugar with an electric mixer or by hand until the mixture looks pale. Add the olive oil while you continue mixing (it is better to add the oil in little bits as otherwise the mixture could curdle) Add the grated lemon rim. Combine the flour, salt and baking powder and sift it on the mixture. Fold it in carefully so that you do not lose the air in the cake mixture. Put it all in a greased mould (we used a rectangular one but a round one is good too) Sprinkle the pine nuts on top and let it all bake in the oven for 40-45 minutes.
Children can help with all the steps. Mine love pine nuts and they munched most of them before we could scatter them over the cake.