An olive oil update of traditional English pound cake. Smashing!
Who doesn’t love pound cake? This classic English dessert is so-named because its name is also its recipe: a pound of butter, a pound of flour, a pound of sugar – and some eggs. So, what better dessert to celebrate the new season of Downton Abbey this Sunday evening on PBS?
Last year, our family had a Downton Abbey feast in honor of the upcoming 2013 season – with sticky toffee pudding as a finale. This year’s finale: Pound Cake!
Because I love both the taste and texture of olive oil in desserts, I decided to swap out the butter in classic pound cake for olive oil. These cakes would be a fabulous pair with most any fruits – I had strawberries on hand this time, but other fruits – mangoes, peaches, blueberries – would also be smashing!
I will be tuning in this Sunday – with a slice of this English delight!