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A question about a recipe: Grown-Up Birthday Cake

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I have a question about the recipe "Grown-Up Birthday Cake" from Midge.

I made this cake but somehow it has this unpleasant bitter taste which I suspect is the extra virgin olive oil I used. Did you use just normal olive oil?
Also just want to make sure the baking soda is the bi-carb soda ya? Or is it suppose to be baking powder?
Thank you.

asked by Saccharine almost 5 years ago
3 answers 1517 views
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Amanda Hesser

Amanda is a co-founder of Food52.

added almost 5 years ago

Yes, baking soda. The bitterness may have come from the olive oil. We, too, used extra virgin and didn't have any issue but olive oils vary tremendously. Using regular olive oil next time would be a safer bet. Or you could use a vegetable oil if you want to eliminate any risk. Sorry you had an issue -- it really is delicious when there's no bitterness!

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added almost 5 years ago

Thanks Amanda, I thought it would be the olive oil, I'll try again with the regular olive oil next, I'm sure it'll turn out well:)

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Amanda Hesser

Amanda is a co-founder of Food52.

added almost 5 years ago

Hope so -- thanks for your patience and persistence!