Olive Oil Cake With Mascarpone And Figs


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Olive oil cake with mascarpone and figs
Veronique van Ohmydish

Made by Véronique

Published at 2019-09-13, this recipe is for 12 people and takes 1 hours 45 minutes.

Founder of Ohmydish (established 2014). Would happily spend her entire day in the kitchen. Previously worked in the hospitality industry as an independent chef and is ready and willing to help you gain confidence in the kitchen. With her easy-to-follow recipes, helpful tips, and cooking knowledge, you will be making the very tastiest dishes yourself in no time! Véronique's recipes are intended for everyone, from beginners to advanced home cooks.

Updated at: 11-02-2021

1 hours 45 minutes 12 people Pie and cake
Olive oil cake with mascarpone and figs


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  • 500 gram figs
  • 1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • 1 teaspoon (dried) lavender
  • juice of half a lemon
  • handful of almond shavings

Ingredients olive oil

  • 5 eggs
  • 175 gram sugar
  • 80 gram honey
  • 1 tablespoon (dried) lavender
  • 1 lemon (zest)
  • 90 gram crème fraîche
  • 225 ml mild olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 260 gram all-purpose flour
  • pinch of salt

Ingredients mascarpone frosting

  • 125 gram plain cream cheese
  • 250 gram mascarpone
  • 80 gram honey
  • 300 ml heavy cream
Olive oil cake with mascarpone and figs ingredients
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Kitchen equipment

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  • oven
  • spring form
  • silicone kitchen brush
  • parchment paper
  • citrus juicer and grater
  • standmixer
  • wooden skewer
  • small pan
  • spoon
  • cutting board & chef's knife
  • immersion blender
  • small skillet
  • large bread knife

Olive Oil Cake With Mascarpone And Figs

1 hours 45 minutes 12 people Pie and cake

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Making the olive oil cake -- 1 hour

Pre-heat the oven to 160 degrees celsius and coat a spring form with butter or olive oil. Line the bottom with parchment paper and optionally coat the sides with a thin layer of flour.

Mix egg along with sugar, honey and zest of 1 lemon for a few minutes in the bowl of your standmixer until it's fluffy. Combine flour with baking powder, salt and (dried) lavender and gradually add this to the egg mixture.

Then also gradually add the olive oil and crème fraîche and mix until you've reached a smooth batter. Divide the batter over the spring form and bake for about 40 minutes to an hour, the exact baking time depends on your oven.

The cake is done when a wooden skewer comes out clean. Let the cake cool off completely.  

Making of the olive oil cake with mascarpone and figs
Preparing the olive oil cake with mascarpone and figs

Finishing the olive oil cake with mascarpone and figs -- 45 minutes

When the cake is cooling down, you can make the fig sauce. Rinse the fresh figs, remove the stems and coarsely chop half of them. Divide the other half of the figs into quarters for garnish and set them aside.

Add the coarsely chopped figs along with balsamic vinegar, juice of half a lemon, honey and a teaspoon of (dried) lavender to a small pan and heat this for about 15 minutes.

As soon as the figs are beautiful softened, you can use an immersion blender to create a sauce. Let the sauce cool off and meanwhile roast the almond shavings in a dry skillet and set them aside.

Whip the cream until it's thick but still a bit runny, sort of like the thickness of yogurt. Combine cream cheese and mascarpone along with the honey.

Don't whip it too long, otherwise the mascarpone will become runny. Combine whipped cream with the mascarpone-cream cheese mixture and set aside.  

Olive oil cake with mascarpone and figs
Olive oil cake with mascarpone and figs

Divide the cake into two using a large bread knife and divide 3/4th of the fig sauce over the bottom. Divide half of the mascarpone topping on top of the fig sauce and place the second half of the cake on top.

Divide the rest of the mascarpone topping over the cake and also add the rest of the fig sauce. Finish with the quarters of fresh figs and almond shavings. Enjoy!

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