Humble Cake + Figs

I'm pretty sure you could make this whole recipe with one bowl and a wooden spoon. It feels like an old world cake: yogurt and olive oil and, in many variations, honey. This ATK recipe had the lowest ratio of sugar to flour that we could find (1 cup to 3 cups). We loved everything about it.

Prep Time15 minsCook Time45 minsTotal Time1 hr

Cake
 3 cups all purpose flour
 1 tsp baking powder
 1 tsp salt
 1 ¼ cups raw cane sugar
 4 eggs
 1 ¼ cups olive oil
 1 cup whole yogurt
Marscapone Creme
 8 oz marscapone cheese, softened
 ½ cup confectioners' sugar

Cake
1

Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees and lightly oil a 9" springform cake pan. Line the pan, if you wish.

2

Lightly mix together the flour, baking powder and salt with a rubber baking spatula or whisk.

3

In a mixer, use the balloon whisk to beat together the eggs and the sugar. Remove from mixer, and fold in the olive oil and yogurt.

4

Stir in the dry ingredients into the wet until no flour remains; batter will lumpy.

5

Bake for 45 minutes; edges will be consistently browned with some very light browning on top. Cool and top with fruit or creme as desired.

Marscapone Creme
6

In a mixer, use the balloon whisk attachment to cream the cheese, vanilla and sugar, to taste. Spoon dollops of the creme when the cake has cooled.

Ingredients

Cake
 3 cups all purpose flour
 1 tsp baking powder
 1 tsp salt
 1 ¼ cups raw cane sugar
 4 eggs
 1 ¼ cups olive oil
 1 cup whole yogurt
Marscapone Creme
 8 oz marscapone cheese, softened
 ½ cup confectioners' sugar

Directions

Cake
1

Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees and lightly oil a 9" springform cake pan. Line the pan, if you wish.

2

Lightly mix together the flour, baking powder and salt with a rubber baking spatula or whisk.

3

In a mixer, use the balloon whisk to beat together the eggs and the sugar. Remove from mixer, and fold in the olive oil and yogurt.

4

Stir in the dry ingredients into the wet until no flour remains; batter will lumpy.

5

Bake for 45 minutes; edges will be consistently browned with some very light browning on top. Cool and top with fruit or creme as desired.

Marscapone Creme
6

In a mixer, use the balloon whisk attachment to cream the cheese, vanilla and sugar, to taste. Spoon dollops of the creme when the cake has cooled.

Humble Cake + Figs

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