Saturday, November 12, 2011

Apple Cranberry Olive Oil Cake

Last month, after reading Keropokman's Granny Smith Cranberry Olive Oil Cake, I immediately went into the kitchen to make this. It's a very simple stir-and-mix cake. Usually I prefer cakes using chiffon method, but this stir-and-mix cake turns out surprisingly good. It is moist and soft, not too dense. The apples and cranberries are a perfect match!

I have reduced the recipe by 1/3 to fit my 6 inch round tin.

Apple Cranberry Olive Oil Cake

Ingredients (makes one 6 inch round tin)

1/3 cup sugar (I use 70g)
1/3 cup olive oil (I use 80ml)
2 small eggs

1 cup granny smith (about 1 large apple, peeled, cored and diced)
1 cup plain flour (I use 130g)
2/3 tsp baking powder (use slightly more than 1/2 tsp)
1/3 tsp baking soda (use slightly more than 1/4 tsp)
1/3 teaspoon of salt (use slightly more than 1/4 tsp)

50g dried cranberries (I soak in water for a few minutes to soften, then pat dry)
1/4 tsp cinnamon powder


1. In a large mixing bowl, add in sugar, olive oil and eggs. Whisk the mixture with a hand whisk until sugar dissolves and well-mixed.
2. Add in apples. Mix well.
3. Add in sifted flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt. Add in dried cranberries and cinnamon powder. Mix well with a spatula. Do not overmix.
4. Pour the mixture into a lined and greased 6 inch cake tin.
5. Bake at preheated oven at 175 deg C for 30 minutes or until done. Poke a skewer into the middle of the cake. If it comes out clean, it's done. If not, give it another 5 to 10 minutes.

Recipe adapted from: Keropokman


  1. 来吃蛋糕了咯~~

  2. I'm the first! Ha.. Ha.. Really great n easy recipe. I always like to add fruits inside cake. Look very tempting! Bookmarked. Thanks for sharing. Have a nice weekend!

  3. The cake indeed look soft and fluffy.

    Stir and mix, quick and easy, my cup of tea, going to try this. Thanks for sharing .

  4. This cake looks great and it's a healthier choice I think. Never baked cake using olive oil, maybe I should give it a try :)

  5. Wowow!! Stir, mix and bake!!! My favourite cos i could let my boy do the job and at the same time occupy him with some task :) And your sure look great with those yummy fillings.

  6. you have given me a great idea to use my cranberries which sleep in my fridge for quite some times already...:)
    i saw you were using plain flour, this is the normal flour not cake flour right?

  7. My elder daughter love anything apple, so this will be a nice cake to let her snack during recess time. Thanks for sharing this...will bake it on Monday and may add oats, heehee. :)

  8. 鲸鱼蓝蓝蓝: 惨了! List 越来越长了! :)

    Vivian: Thanks Vivian! Hope to see yours soon!

    Angel: Thanks! Hope you like it too!

    Min: At first I was worried about adding olive oil. Luckily it turned out good, olive oil flavour not too strong.

    Ellena: Oh yes, stir and mix very good for kids baking. And can also encourage them to try more fruits. :)

    Sherleen: I'm also trying to get rid of the cranberries, hehe! Yes, I just follow the original recipe which uses plain flour. You can also use cake flour.

    Honey Bee Sweets: Really! I want to see yours on Monday. :)

  9. 做法真的很简单,而且成品是软的哦?我也想尝试看看了 ^_^

  10. Hi SSB

    I bake this last night, like it a lot, Already plan to bake another batch using wholemeal flour. This is a very healthy cake, thanks for sharing.

  11. Looking at the photo, I feel like taking a bite. Looks so tempting. Can olive oil be replaced with canola oil?

  12. 爱丝特: 真的很松软。只要不要搅拌过度就可以了。刚看到Angel试过了也说不错!

    Angel: You are fast! It's a very good idea to use wholemeal flour, healthier!

    Yummy Bakes: Yes, you can replace with canola oil. Try it! :)

  13. Hi! I baked using the full recipe and the taste is good. But the cake turns soggy abt 6 hrs later. Do u hv this problem? Did u keep the cake inside the fridge when u save it for the next day? Thanks!

  14. Hi, I don't have this problem and mine keeps well for 2 days. Did you wait for it to cool down completely before you store it? I just keep it in airtight container at room temperature. You can keep it in the fridge if you want to keep it for more than 3 days.

  15. Hi SSB, this recipe is great! Especially good when I need to quickly bring a cake to a potluck party. Thanks!

  16. Thanks Ronni! Hope you had fun celebrating!

  17. Hi SSB, just to let you know this cake is delicious.

    1. Thanks Jess! Reminds me I have a lot of apples at home to clear!

  18. i juz baked these recipe cakes.luv it,thanks for sharing recipe!do u still hav tis kind of recipe?ez n no butter cakes