The floral-scented rosemary is a delightful surprise and the cake stays ever so moist with the addition of olive oil. Serve as a teacake or with crème anglaise for a satisfying winter pudding.
- 200g butter
- ¾ cup caster sugar
- ½ cup liquid honey (try to use a floral honey)
- 4 eggs
- ½ cup sour cream
- ¼ cup olive oil
- 2 cups self-raising flour, sifted
- 1 tbsp rosemary leaves, finely chopped
1 Preheat the oven to 175ºC. Line a 23cm springform tin with baking paper.
2 Using an electric beater, cream the butter, sugar and honey for 4-5 minutes until light and fluffy. Add the eggs one at a time, beating well between each, then mix in the sour cream and oil. Fold in the sifted flour and rosemary.
3 Spoon the mixture into the lined tin and bake for 40-50 minutes until golden and a skewer comes out clean when poked into the centre.
4 Serve the cake warm or at room temperature with thickened cream and extra honey and rosemary.
About Jo Wilcox
"I have had a love of food my whole life. Lucky for me my mum allowed me to play in the kitchen from the very beginning – from sitting up on the bench watch her peeling peaches for preserving or planning dinner parties from her many Womans Weekly Cookbooks. Starting in my local beach café, I went onto Professional cookery training and my big foodie OE working as a professional chef and nanny. At 21 I launched out on my own starting my first restaurant. The following years saw me owning a gourmet cake & dessert shop and then a pasta deli before I discovered the world of food styling. Today I work in food styling making food look beautiful and tasty in packaging and advertising shoots, as well as my most important role yet – Food Editor of New Zealand Woman’s Weekly. I aim to provide great meal solutions Today that are interesting and approachable, and of course gorgeous foodie photos that make you want to cook them. I love the feedback and the knowledge that people actually cook them and have great results. If I can give someone a love of cooking and enjoying family meal times and gatherings then my job is done!" See www.jowilcox.co.nzmore of this author