Maialino's Olive Oil Cake (with a coconut twist!!)

May  2, 2019
1 Ratings
Photo by Batido Pasteleria (Agustina Frontini)
  • Prep time 40 minutes
  • Cook time 1 hour
  • Makes 9 inch round cake.
Author Notes

This is an adaptation of Maialino's Olive Oil Cake (Genius Recipes). Orange flavors from the original recipe are replaced with coconut, respecting the main taste of the cake but giving it a fun and interesting twist. Coconut milk adds an extra moisture making it even more irresistible!! Olive oil and coconut make a perfect combination in this cake. Smells and flavor are simply alluring. This coconut adaptation gave excellent results!! —Batido Pasteleria (Agustina Frontini)

What You'll Need
  • 250 grams all purpose flour
  • 350 grams sugar
  • 3 eggs
  • 285 grams extra virgin olive oil
  • 305 grams coconut milk
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons shredded coconut (plus an extra teaspoon for decorating)
  • 60 grams coconut water
  • 1 teaspoon powdered sugar (for decorating)
  1. Pre heat the oven to 180º C (350º F). Butter (or oil) a 9 inch cake pan (should be about 3 inches tall).
  2. In a medium bowl, mix the sugar and the eggs. Whisk softly until fully mixed.
  3. Add the olive oil, and mix once again, until it is fully incorporated.
  4. Bring in the rest of the wet ingredients: coconut milk, coconut water and coconut liquor (Malibu).
  5. Sift the dry ingredients (kosher salt, baking soda, baking powder and shredded coconut) and add them to the rest of the mixture.
  6. Transfer the cake to a wire rack and let it cool. Remove it from the pan by inverting it on another wire rack or dish.
  7. In a small container, mix a teaspoon of shredded coconut with a teaspoon of powdered sugar. Sprinkle this mix on top of the cake to garnish.

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4 Reviews

Bobbie August 28, 2020 there a step or two missing between 5 and 6?
Susan E. October 12, 2021
Yes i was thinking the same thing. Doesn’t say how long to cook but in the main heading it has cook time as 1 hour. And I added a good pinch of kosher salt as it is mentioned in method but not ingredients along with the Malibu which I omitted as I didn’t have any liqueur.
Santi F. May 8, 2019
Wow!! Great twist!
Will certainly try it out!
Santiago G. May 3, 2019
Simply awesome!