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If you are like me, you will be spending the next few days baking and preparing for the holidays. But, once they are done, you will start hunting for new, fun things to make for your family and friends. I am generally drawn to chocolate desserts but since I felt the need to ‘Dare to Carbonell’, I thought I would make something different. A challenge for me, if you will! These awesome Olive Oil Lemon Cakes impressed me, my neighbors and even my kids. But, as with any good recipe, it’s deliciousness starts with high quality ingredients. Carbonell USA Olive Oils are high quality, add expression to any recipe and helped me make my Olive Oil Lemon Cake delicious and moist!
Since 1866, Carbonell content has embodied the spirit of art, culture, food, family, and friends with supremely exquisite olive oil. Today, Carbonell is the world’s leading Spanish olive oil brand, famous for its incomparable quality and taste. I can tell just by making typical recipes like sauteed vegetables and grilled chicken.
I have used all three varieties in my home this week.
Daringly Expressive Extra Virgin Olive Oil has a rich taste and smooth flavor that will make any dish pop with Spanish personality. Use Carbonell Extra Virgin Olive Oil for salads, dips, marinades and drizzling over finished dishes. When you use the Daringly Expressive Extra Virgin Olive Oil, you give yourself permission to be a more daring and expressive version of yourself.
Fantastically Light Extra Light Olive Oil has a light taste that will take your meal to new heights. Use Carbonell Extra Light Olive Oil for high-heat cooking such as frying, sautéing, and even baking.
Distinctly Classic Olive Oil has a traditional flavor that harkens back to the heritage of Cordoba. Carbonell Classic Olive Oil is an all-purpose cooking oil, adding a mild flavor to soups, sauces and grilled meats and vegetables.
In this super easy recipe, I used the Classic Olive Oil. These Olive Oil Lemon Cakes came out moist and delicious and made it very hard to eat just one!
The one thing I love most about this recipe is that it is all made in a blender! Super easy, super fun and you will have delicious cakes on your table in less than an hour!
Mixing the batter was so easy. Add, blend, add some more. And as the Carbonell Olive Oil went in I could see it fluff the batter and make it creamier. I poured straight from the blender into my mini cups (mine made 22) and popped them in the oven. While they cooked I used fresh lemon juice from the lemons I zested and melted butter to make the lemon glaze.
At one point I thought it would be too lemony. It smelled amazing but it was so lemon! I need not have worried at all. When I pulled the fragrant muffins from the oven, let them cool just a minute and added the glaze, the refreshing taste of lemon melted in my mouth!
I was actually surprised at how delicious and refreshing these cakes were! I can not wait to make them again!
Pick up Carbonell on store shelved and Dare yourself to Make something new and fun! I have learned that I can make more than chocolate! And I love it!
What recipes would you Dare to Carbonell? I would love to hear about them!