This was, in short, FABULOUS. I made it when my grandmother came to dinner and she asked for the recipe! Can you believe it!? So easy to put together and wonderful flavor. I didn't use brandy and used regular raisins. We served with a dallop of fresh whipped cream on the top. Will definitely make again!
The cake was awesome; I received lots of compliments when I took it to a Greek night pot-luck. I did play with it a little though. For the oil I used a combo of olive oil and coconut oil to take advantage of those wonderful medium chain fatty acids that are supposed to cure just about everything. Instead of brandy, I used "Sabra" an Israeli chocolate-orange liquor plus I added a 1/2 cup mini chocolate chips besides the raisins and instead of walnuts, I used pecans. Evelyn, you may not recognize your cake, but it was yummy none the less. Thank you for posting!
Oh, Ev! This cake is to die for!!! The richness of the olive oil totally makes up for the fact that it is egg and dairy free. This will be a great item to bring to work for Friday treats.
Great cake! I made it for a Greek recipe swap with my girlfriends. Everyone was surprised by the taste of the olive oil but most everyone thought it was a pleasant surprise. One taster suggested adding a pinch of salt. I might add more zest next time, too. Definitely use the brandy!
This is different than anything I have ever had. It is light, fluffy and wonderful. I ended up using less than the full cup of raisins as it turned out that I was almost out. I will make this again and make sure that I have enough raisins! Thanks for posting!
i used frozen orange juice and i only cooked for 30 minutes but i was cooking alot tonight so my oven was hot.so check it guys
I made this for ZWTII and it was delicious, It reminded me of a big thick Cookie. Great with coffee.
This cake is totally wonderful, I used brandy and incresed the orange zest. I actually made this last night so the brandy has time to blend in the cake. thanks Evelyn!...Kitten:)
Made this cake last night and everyone is still raving about it. Pan is all gone must make it again. Very tasty!!!