Orange and Olive Oil Loaf / Vegan

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I love the yellow and unforgettably tender crumb of this cake thanks to fruity olive oil and beautiful winter oranges. This dreamy combination results in a simple, rustic loaf, which is then drizzled with a creamy orange glaze.

Ingredients:

For the cake:

  1. 280 g flour
  2. 170 g caster sugar
  3. 2 teaspoons baking powder
  4. 125 ml mild olive oil
  5. 130 ml orange juice, freshly squeezed
  6. 190 ml soy milk / almond milk
  7. 2 tablespoons of orange zest
  8. 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

For the glaze:

  1. 50 g icing sugar
  2. 1 tbsp orange juice

Method:

  1. Pre-heat oven to 180°C. Line a 9×5″ loaf pan with parchment paper and set aside.
  2. In a medium bowl. mix together the flour, baking powder and sugar
  3. In another large bowl, whisk together the oil, vanilla, orange juice + zest and milk.
  4. Add the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients and fold together until combined. Transfer batter into prepared pan and bake for 40-43 minutes or until a knife inserted in the centre comes out clean. Leave to cool.
  5. To prepare the glaze, add the icing sugar into a bowl. Add in the orange juice and mix with a spoon until a thick glaze forms. Pour on top of cooled cake and enjoy!