Pistachio, Grand Marnier and Olive Oil Cake

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Preparation info

  • Serves

    10

    • Difficulty

      Medium

Appears in

The Birthday Cake Book

The Birthday Cake Book

By Fiona Cairns

Published 2011

  • About

This requires a really good-quality olive oil, Grand Marnier or a dessert wine of your choice. You will only use a couple of tablespoons in the recipe, but the wine will be a perfect accompaniment to the cake, should you choose to use it. Pistachio nuts or almonds - the choice is yours - result in very different cakes. Ground almonds make a lighter cake, whereas pistachio nuts give a denser, beautifully pale green crumb.