This light Olive Oil Cake is brightened up with fresh and vibrant Florida Grapefruit making it perfect for brunch or dessert! It’s just 5-ingredients and 300 calories per serving, are you in love yet?
You guys know I love working with fruits that are in season, but that can be hard in the winter months, especially here in Maine. Luckily, Florida grapefruits are harvested from October through April and are at their peak in January! Since just one half of a Florida grapefruit contains more than 100% of your daily vitamin C and helps boost your immunity, they make the perfect fruit to mow down on in the winter!
Growing up, I LOVED grapefruit, mostly because I got to use those really cool spoons with the teeth at the end when I ate them at my Nana’s. I finally got a set of grapefruit spoons a couple years back, because I still love my grapefruit! I’m one of those people who can easily drink a gallon of grapefruit juice and not think twice about eating one after. They’re just so good! Just them smell of them is energizing, don’t you think?
I’ve always just eaten grapefruits plain or baked for breakfast, or in the occasional salad or cocktail. But I’ve been thinking that such a gorgeous fruit with so many health benefits deserves to shine in dessert. After all, dessert is what I do best! I’d love to be baking in the Florida sun and picking grapefruits right off the tree this morning. Instead I’m here in this blizzard in Maine so I’ll try to bring that dream to life as best I can and bake a grapefruit cake!
Since grapefruits have so many amazing health benefits, I wanted to keep the cake nice and light in texture, flavor, and calories. This Grapefruit Olive Oil Cake is just that! With only 5 ingredients and only 300 calories and 7 PointsPlus per serving, this cake is the perfect sweet treat to keep you in check!
Florida’s unique fertile soil and lush subtropical climate are what make Florida grapefruit the sweetest and juiciest variety of grapefruit in the world, but they can also take a toll of the outer appearance of the fruit. So don’t judge a book by it’s cover, what’s inside is absolutely vibrant and flavorful! I mean, just look at how gorgeous that grapefruit flesh is!
So let’s get back to this cake shall we? Olive oil cakes are very light and fluffy, but have a tougher crust. Almost like a cross between a chiffon and an angel food cake. I love the way the crust cracks during baking, it gives the cake such a rustic finish! The cake itself is light in flavor with a hint of fresh squeezed grapefruit juice and zest. Then it’s topped with sugared grapefruit wedges for a stunning finish that’s sure to impress. Seriously though, this cake looks so much harder than it really is, PROMISE!
This cake is made with just Florida grapefruits, olive oil, eggs, sugar, and cake flour. You can make the cake up to a day ahead of time and add the grapefruit wedges to the top at the last minute for peak taste and freshness. By providing your body with a natural boost in energy with significant amounts of essential nutrients like vitamin C, vitamin A, potassium and fiber, Florida grapefruit certainly makes for a great addition to your desserts! This cake is definitely something you can indulge in without feeling guilty!
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