Cake with Feta, Olives & Walnuts {+An Award}

Do you know Rachel Khoo?

Well, I didn’t. Until a friend of mine introduced me to her awesome BBC show called “The Little Paris Kitchen”.

And then I was immediately hooked. Gorgeous, delicious recipes, cooked and explained beautifully, and with a reasonable amount of ingredients. Always a key factor when you return from work at 20.00!

The first recipe (out of many that I’ve bookmarked!) that I decided to try is a savory cake. And it was super-duper delicious!

I used the basic cake batter recipe, but changed the filling ingredients to match better my husband’s taste. Can’t complain though.

The cake ended up having an amazing Greek-style flavor and our home was smelling like… well, home. :)

Ok, so, this recipe is really easy. Really, really easy.

So easy I can remember the amount of the ingredients without looking at my notes!

Therefore, not only is it fast to put together, but then you’ll be able to enjoy it for breakfast/lunch/dinner/snack/picnic/etc. for a few days. WIN!

Or devour eat it in a day. Win again.

Preheat the oven to 180ºC (350ºF), and line a loaf pan with parchment paper.

Combine the flour, baking powder, feta, olives, walnuts in a bowl. Mix well.

In a big bowl beat the eggs until fluffy. Add the milk, olive oil and yogurt. Season with salt and pepper and whisk.

Carefully add the flour mixture in the egg mixture and mix with a spatula until everything is combined. Do not overmix, because the cake will come out hard.

Pour the batter in the loaf pan.

Bake at 180ºC (350ºF) for 30-40min. Check if a metal/wooden skewer comes out clean. If yes, then it’s done! It took me exactly 40min.

Allow it to cool in the tin (if you can wait).

I could not wait (duh…), so I removed it, I looked at it for a while, smelled it, showed it off to my husband, smelled it again.

And then I sliced it. Still warm.

The feta cheese was soft, there was an olive/olive oil incredible scent, and the crunchiness of the walnuts was a perfect touch.

Mercy. Or merci. Both will do.

Have a nice day!

INGREDIENTS

(Basic cake batter from Rachel Khoo)

250g all-purpose flour

15g baking powder

4 eggs

150ml olive oil

100ml fresh, semi-skimmed milk

50g plain Greek yogurt

1 tsp salt (if the fillings you choose are salty, you might need to reduce this a bit)

Pepper

For the filling

150g Greek feta cheese

80g olives (I used black olives, prepared by my father)

100g roughly chopped walnuts

QUICK INSTRUCTIONS

Preheat the oven to 180ºC (350ºF), and line a loaf pan with parchment paper. Combine the flour, baking powder, feta, olives, walnuts in a bowl. Mix well.

In a big bowl beat the eggs until fluffy. Add the milk, olive oil and yogurt. Season with salt and pepper and whisk.

Carefully add the flour mixture in the egg mixture and mix with a spatula until everything is combined.

Pour the batter in the loaf pan. Bake at 180ºC (350ºF) for 30-40min. If a metal/wooden skewer comes out clean the cake is ready.

AND ABOUT THIS AWARD…

Another “Liebster Blog Award”! Thanks to Johnny, who is the talent behind Feed the Piglet, one of the blogs I thoroughly enjoy reading! Delicious recipes, lovely photography, and an enviable collection of tableware!

I’ll remind you here the rules of this award:

1. Thank your Liebster Blog Award presenter on your blog

2. Link back to the blogger who presented the award to you

3. Copy and paste the blog award on your blog

4. Present the Liebster Blog Award to 5 blogs of 200 followers or less, who you feel deserve to be noticed

5. Let them know they have been chosen by leaving a comment at their blog.

And here are my picks (I apologize if any of these blogs have more than 200 followers, I don’t want to insult anyone, but sometimes it’s not easy to tell):

I hope you take the time to visit them! Each one has its own style, and all of them are great!

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42 thoughts on “Cake with Feta, Olives & Walnuts {+An Award}

  1. johnnysenough hepburn

    Going to have to start baking! Have just read another blog with an amazing muffin recipe – and I don’t even eat them. What’s going on??

    Where’s the 5 random facts, then! Tee,he,he…

    Reply
    1. Villy Post author

      How can you not eat cakes? And I don’t see anything in the rules about 5 random facts! Maybe I’ll randomly include them in the next post.. :)
      By the way, thanks again :)

      Reply
      1. johnnysenough hepburn

        Really? They were in the rules sent to me. Anyway, I love reading them as I’m so darned nosy.

        Forgot to add last time: think I must’ve blushed when I read your wonderful description of my blog! Thank you!

  2. themessybakerblog

    Thank you so much, Villy. I am so honored. This cake looks so good. I’ve never thought about making a savory cake, but you have convinced me to try a savory cake. I love the flavors you used- absolutely delicious!

    Reply
  3. kristina

    Looks scrumptious and I can’t wait to bake it! I can almost smell the bread baking here in my cold office at work. To be home with bread in the oven right now… :)

    Reply
    1. Villy Post author

      No, the salty cakes are more French-style I would say. But the feta and the olives were just my Greek touch :)

      Reply
  4. Sara

    I’ve made savory quick breads like this just a few times and they are really nice–but I don’t do it as often as I should. This looks like a really nice combination of flavors–love the Greek touch!

    Reply
    1. Villy Post author

      Actually I did a second one only with feta and thyme and it was delicious. I think dry herbs are a great addition!

      Reply
  5. Averil

    Love the cake… it’s one of those things you can eat at breakfast, lunch, tea, dinner and all those in between times… and then when you get those midnight munchies.

    I’ve been planning a feta and olive muffin for ages and just laid my hands on some luscious kalamata olives… Now I’m inspired to go ahead and bake those muffins… thanks for the inspiration.

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  6. Georgia | The Comfort of Cooking

    I love this Mediterranean savory cake, Villy! It looks so delicious and easy, and I love your addition of feta and walnuts. I’m getting ready to travel to Spain soon and I’m hoping to indulge in delicious savory breads like this. Great recipe!

    Reply
  7. ΕΛΕΝΑ

    Γεια σου Villy:)
    Χαιρόμαστε που γνωρίζουμε το νόστιμο σπιτάκι σου!
    Σε ευχαριστούμε για την επίσκεψή σου στο ομαδικό μας blog και ελπίζω να τα λέμε!!

    Reply
  8. Ερμιόνη

    Καλησπέρα Villy!
    Μόλις έκανα μια βόλτα στο blog σου, πολύ όμορφο και με ωραίες ιδέες!
    Θα σε παρακολουθώ λοιπόν! Φιλιά!

    ΥΓ. Το κέικ φαίνεται φανταστικό! Οι φωτογραφίες πραγματικά μιλούν από μόνες τους!

    Reply
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