A couple of years ago, on a trip to Arizona, we visited the Queen Creek Olive Mill for lunch. Lunch was very good and we finished with pieces of lemon olive oil cake. As I’m wont to do, I had it just because it sounded different. Okay. It sounded weird. After eating it I regretted not buying some to take home. Crazy good!
Fast forward to last Christmas. Our relatives gave us a gift pack of oils from the Olive Mill. And the lemon olive oil cake memory flooded back. My cookbook library yielded nothing, but, of course Google had a few suggestions. A little goofing around and fine tuning and voila! It’s not exactly a sunny lunch at Queen Creek, but it’s very close. And I’m glad I took a picture because this cake disappeared much faster than I care to admit.