Olive Oil Cake with Blackberries

This is my 100th post, yes 100.. wow! Can you believe it ??! 🙂 I knew this day would come, but with all the blog-hopping, cooking, writing and clicking,  just didn’t realize I had written 99 posts and it’s time for the 100th!

The journey so far has been amazing. Understanding about blogging, different social media, making friends and sharing recipes with them, it’s an experience that I am enjoying every single day. A girl who used to order take-out now prefers to spend time in the kitchen and enjoy cooking. A girl who never used to touch the camera now can’t spend a day without it. 

The last 5 months were all about trying new dishes, new ingredients and new techniques. It was also about learning the different lingo in photography and trying to click better picture every time.

The journey is still on!

All these wouldn’t have been possible without your support and love. The suggestions, the wonderful comments, the emails, the tweets, the smiles.. you motivated me everyday 🙂 THANK YOU SO MUCH!!


Celebration always calls for a sweet treat and for me, it usually a cake. So, all I needed was a simple flavorful round soft cake. Add in some citrus.. may be some fruits.. whisk the egg fluffy and smooth.. pour the vanilla extract and enjoy how it swirls in your batter.. place in the hot oven and wait till it fills your home with the aroma that no perfume can beat. The smell of freshly baked cake always brings a smile in my face. At times, I like to see the cake through the oven glass as it rises and changes its color.

I made a Olive Oil cake with some Blackberries to celebrate my 100th post. This is for you my friend, from my kitchen to yours. The journey has just begun… I have many more things to learn from you and a lots to share with you!


Olive Oil Cake with Blackberries

Olive Oil Cake with Blackberries

Ingredients

  • 4 eggs, separated
  • 1 cup all purpose flour
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup olive oil
  • 10 to 12 fresh blackberries
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • pinch of salt
  • zest of one lemon
  • powdered sugar for garnish
  • butter to grease the pan

Instructions

  1. Whisk the egg whites with sugar until they are smooth and thick like whipped cream.
  2. Add one egg yolk at a time and whisk until it mixes properly.
  3. In a separate bowl, mix the flour with baking powder. Then, add olive oil to the bowl and mix it until it's properly incorporated.
  4. Add the flour mixture to the egg mixture and using a rubber spatula, fold it from the center. Continue folding it till everything is mixed properly.
  5. Add the vanilla extract, lemon zest and mix it again.
  6. Next, grease a baking pan with some butter.
  7. Pour the batter in the baking pan and top it with the blackberries.
  8. Bake it for about 45 to 50 mins at 375 F preheated oven.
  9. Garnish it with some powdered sugar and enjoy!

It was soft, moist and refreshing with tangy fruit bite in between. Just perfect!!

I cannot finish the post without thanking two most important people behind Sunshine & Smile.. my friend Deepa and my love Arvind 🙂 You both made me discover my passion!

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  • Nami @ Just One Cookbook
    June 9, 2011 at 11:23 PM

    Congratulations Kankana!!! Yay for 100th post! You got me thinking when my 100th will come, and I realized I’m 3 posts away! You are right, time passes by quickly and we don’t even realized we posted so many recipes. I’m so happy for you Kankana! I only know you probably for the last 10-12 posts? I’m looking forward to getting to know you and your blog! Have a great celebration weekend!

  • Priya Sreeram
    June 9, 2011 at 11:30 PM

    awesome ! happy hoots for ur 100th post- wishing u many more heart-warming moments gal ! the cake looks rocking !!

  • Sanjeeta kk
    June 10, 2011 at 12:09 AM

    Congrats K for your 100th post and wish you many many such centums on yoru way! Love the olive oil in the cake..it looks moist and lovely color. Best wishes again and glad to have found a beautiful friend like you.

  • thepickyeater
    June 10, 2011 at 12:12 AM

    congrats on your 100th post kankana !! i love the eggs & olive oil bottle image…beautiful 🙂 happy cooking & blogging !

  • Manu
    June 10, 2011 at 12:14 AM

    CONGRATULATIONS Kankana!!! I can’t believe time flies so fast! It’ll be time for my 100th post soon too… doesn’t it feel like yesterday that it all started? It sure does to me. This cake sounds so delicious… I love the smell of cake baking in the oven! I wish I was there to enjoy a slice and celebrate with you… but I virtual slice will have to suffice! hehehe Your pictures are AMAZING my friend!!! <3

  • Tes
    June 10, 2011 at 1:20 AM

    Congrats on beautiful 100 posts 🙂 I love your blog..and this cake make me in love with it even more 🙂

  • Priyanka
    June 10, 2011 at 3:46 AM

    wow….Congrats on your 100th post. And what a delicious was to celebrate 🙂

  • April @ The 21st Century Housewife
    June 10, 2011 at 3:47 AM

    Congratulations on your 100th post! I’m not sure how many I have done in total as I’ve been blogging since 2002, but I hope that you will enjoy your blogging journey as much as I am enjoying mine! Thank you for another beautiful post – what a gorgeous cake!

  • sukanya
    June 10, 2011 at 4:56 AM

    hey congrats on your 100th post, it has been lovely yummy journey and many more such foodie adventures
    best wishes for u
    btw olive oil cake is just wonderful

  • Deepa
    June 10, 2011 at 5:02 AM

    Congrats on your 100th post. Glad I’m here today to wish you.
    You are right nothing can beat the smell of freshly baked cake. Cake looks wonderful. Nice way to celebrate 🙂

  • Deepa
    June 10, 2011 at 6:15 AM

    Congratz Kankana on your 100th post.May success follow you Always!
    The cake looks awesome and the pictures also look like 100th Post 🙂
    Loved the first pic. Nice Aura around the cake 🙂

  • Taste Junction
    June 10, 2011 at 6:24 AM

    Perfect way to celebrate!! Nice pics..

  • Tina (PinayInTexas)
    June 10, 2011 at 9:08 AM

    Congrats on your 100th post Kankana! What a gorgeous cake to celebrate it! So happy for you! 🙂

  • Radhika
    June 10, 2011 at 9:47 AM

    Wow! Time indeed flies.
    Kankana, Congratulations on your 100th post!
    For five months, I must say you have come a long way. Wish you many more centuries and lots of blog success to you..
    I am so happy for you for this day and for me, to have found such a lovely friend like you…

    Cheers!

  • [email protected]
    June 10, 2011 at 1:52 PM

    How long have you been blogging??? That was fast!!
    Congraturations sweets- 100 recipes is quite a milestone! Always enjoy your blog.That cake looks perfect to celebrate!

  • aipi
    June 10, 2011 at 2:08 PM

    Congrats n hugs dear- Cheers to many such happy milestones in future..I like everything about your blog ~ the writeups, the recipes, the pics ~ the whole works!
    The cake looks super delish!
    US Masala

  • Lakshmi
    June 10, 2011 at 2:13 PM

    Congrats Kankana…100th post !!! that’s some achievement. Olive Oil cake looks interesting -never tried one before.

  • wizzythestick
    June 10, 2011 at 2:54 PM

    Congratulations on it being your 100th post. You chose a great cake to celebrate.

  • torviewtoronto
    June 10, 2011 at 3:16 PM

    looks beautiful delicious cake

  • Christine
    June 10, 2011 at 3:31 PM

    Congrats! Food looks amazing.

  • cakewhiz
    June 10, 2011 at 6:01 PM

    congrats on your 100th post! i only found your blog a few months ago and i have loved it ever since. i always look forward to your mind blowing photographs and recipes 🙂

    being a cake lover, i am so excited to see a cake posting. i recently made an olive oil cake and i was surprised by how good it tasted. the recipe is very similar to yours but i didn’t add blackberries or lemon zest. i will try out those additions next time!

  • Sneh | Cook Republic
    June 10, 2011 at 7:43 PM

    Congratulations! You must be over the moon :-). Love the lovely golden crumbly exterior of your cake. Here is wishing you many more awesome milestones!

  • Joanne
    June 11, 2011 at 3:31 AM

    Happy 100th post! That’s awesome! I’ve been meaning to try baking with olive oil but haven’t quite gotten around to it. This looks delicious!

  • Krithi
    June 11, 2011 at 6:28 AM

    Congrats on your 100 beautiful posts dear.. Wishing a lot more 100s to come… This cake is a perfect way to celebrate! Keep rocking…!!!!

  • Vicki @ WITK
    June 11, 2011 at 1:17 PM

    Happy 100th post! This is a fabulous way to celebrate. BTW, these photos are just beautiful, amazing light!

  • sonia
    June 11, 2011 at 6:21 PM

    Hi Kankana, This is looking Gorgeous. A very well made post with beautiful pictures. Loved the new combo of ingredients and the recipe is so nicely made and presented. Its always fun to see ur appetizing recipes.Saving this recipe of urs and wud love to give ur version a try on the coming weekend. Have a great day….Sonia !!!

  • rebecca
    June 11, 2011 at 7:37 PM

    congrats and your right blogging makes us all better cooks 🙂 awesome cake and pretty snaps

  • Roxana GreenGirl
    June 11, 2011 at 7:39 PM

    Kankana, that’s a big milestone. You did such a wonderful job in the past months, I feel like you’ve been blogging for years. Congratulation my dear!
    the cake looks amazing 🙂

  • the good soup
    June 11, 2011 at 11:14 PM

    Lovely to see you pass the 100 mark! You start blogging about the same time as me, but i’m pretty sure you post more than I do, so, dear Kankana, you’re an inspiration! And I hope to make it to 100 soon too…
    Olive oil cakes, very good and moist. Kim Boyce makes a beautiful one with dark chocolate and rosemary…

  • Little Brick Ranch
    June 12, 2011 at 5:09 AM

    Congrats on 100 posts!! I was counting down to my 100th post and then it flew by without my noticing…kind of a bummer but I can still celebrate later!! This cake seems like a super great way to celebrate your big accomplishment. At post 1 I was daunted with the fact of even going to post 2 then 20 then 100+! Who knew!!

    Thanks for linking up to Foodie Friday. I hope to see you again next week!!

  • Faith
    June 12, 2011 at 5:16 AM

    A huge congrats to you on your 100th post! This cake is lovely and it looks like the perfect way to celebrate!

  • pigpigscorner
    June 12, 2011 at 5:19 AM

    Congrats on you 100th post! Time really flies, doesn’t it. Looking forward to more posts!

  • Treat and Trick
    June 12, 2011 at 5:43 AM

    Congrats on your 100th post dear! Great way to celebrate with this tempting and beautiful cake…

  • claudia lamascolo
    June 12, 2011 at 6:23 AM

    Awesome 100th post this is my favorite fruit and now cake yum!

  • sarah
    June 12, 2011 at 9:27 AM

    Congrats on your 100th post! I love love love olive oil cakes and we are just approaching blackberry season here in Seattle so I will definitely be keeping this recipe on hand! Lovely pictures too!

  • tasteofbeirut
    June 12, 2011 at 10:55 AM

    I adore blackberries and am so glad to find a cake to make with them! Congratulations on your 100th post and may there be many many more!!!

  • [email protected]
    June 12, 2011 at 11:39 AM

    Happy 100th post!! What a beautiful way to celebrate… that cake is just gorgeous!

  • Aldy
    June 12, 2011 at 4:38 PM

    Oooh…this cake is simply beautiful, Kankana. I love cakes and am drooling over this wonderful looking cake. I bet every bite of it is heavenly. I’m loving the soft-delicate texture of your cake…mouth-watering! CONGRATS on your 100th!!!

    Gorgeous shots 🙂

    Have a great day,

    Aldy.

  • Sandra's Easy Cooking
    June 12, 2011 at 6:40 PM

    Congrats on 100th post!! Ohh it’s like yesterday that I started visiting your blog..I am so happy for you, just keep going!
    I love your photos, amazing really!!! what an interesting first photo, I stared for good 5 minutes:)) just beautiful!!!

  • tigerfish
    June 12, 2011 at 6:46 PM

    Congrats on your 100th post! 😀
    WHat a great cake you have baked in celebration.

  • Swathi
    June 12, 2011 at 8:44 PM

    Congrats Kankana for 100th post. This olive oil cake is perfect for the celebration.

  • KB
    June 12, 2011 at 9:01 PM

    Looks delish and congrats on your 100th post!
    We’d love for you to share this recipe with us at
    Simply Delish Saturday

  • daksha
    June 13, 2011 at 5:23 AM

    so many congrats for ur 100 th post enjoy blogging:)>

  • Sarah Naveen
    June 13, 2011 at 10:51 AM

    Happy 100th dear!!!
    amazing clicks!!! i have a similar pic of those eggs ;)…

  • Xiaolu @ 6 Bittersweets
    June 13, 2011 at 11:50 AM

    Happy 100th! By the way you take great photos but I do understand the drive to get ever better =). Lovely sounding and looking cake.

  • briarrose
    June 13, 2011 at 12:30 PM

    This cake looks like a lovely way to celebrate the 100th post. 🙂

  • Suman Singh
    June 13, 2011 at 2:51 PM

    Congrats on your 100th post dear..That cake looks so moist and delicious.

  • [email protected]
    June 13, 2011 at 3:13 PM

    Wow~ that looks utterly amazing. Must try soon!

  • Ananda Rajashekar
    June 14, 2011 at 1:16 PM

    Congrats Kankana , 100 post in five months way you go lady! love love the cake, i adore olive oils in cakes and this is mine, first one is very interesting pic happy blogging! 🙂

  • [email protected]
    June 15, 2011 at 4:20 PM

    Congrats on your 100th post! This looks cakes looks delicious and I love using olive oil in baking. Thanks for sharing!

  • Banana Wonder
    June 15, 2011 at 9:30 PM

    Congrats on your posts! I LOVE olive oil cakes and you made it even better by adding my favorite berry. I could eat this everyday!

  • Tiffany
    June 16, 2011 at 6:42 AM

    Happy 100th! And I can’t wait to see your next 100!!! 😀

  • Eva
    June 17, 2011 at 7:22 PM

    Mmmm, sounds delicious! Congrats on the 100th as well, very awesome!!

  • Maria @ Scandifoodie
    June 18, 2011 at 4:04 PM

    Congrats on 100 posts, here’s to many more tasty recipes! This sounds like the perfect cake to celebrate with 🙂

  • sally
    June 30, 2011 at 11:47 AM

    Congrats on 100! What a great cake to celebrate with!