Apple, Olive Oil & Sage Honey Cake


Nothing says lovin’ like something from the oven. This cake is simple to make and it’s pretty darn nutritious too (for a cake). I used Granny Smith apples since they were readily available at  my local farmer’s market, but I like to experiment with different types of apples depending on the season. The sage in the honey gives this cake a slightly floral aroma, but try other types of honey to vary the flavor.

Apple, Olive Oil & Sage Honey Cake
  • 4 apples, peeled, cored and sliced
  • 6 tbsp all-purpose flour, sifted
  • 6 tbsp fine baker's sugar
  • 6 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 4 eggs
  • ⅔ cup sage honey
  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Line an 8 inch cake pan with parchment paper, then place the apples slices inside.
  2. In a bowl, whisk the flour, sugar, olive oil, baking powder and 2 of the eggs, then pour the batter over the apples. Bake for 20 minutes then remove from the oven. Increase the oven setting to 400 degrees.
  3. Whisk the remaining 2 eggs with the honey, then pour the mixture over the cake. Return to the oven and bake for another 15 minutes until golden brown and the tines of a fork inserted into the middles comes out dry.
  4. Remove the cake from the oven and turn out onto a plate while still warm. Serve with cream, or vanilla ice cream.