I made this savory Feta and Olive Vegetarian Cake recipe for the school party and it was a big hit… I wanted a vegetarian cake recipe that would appeal to as many people as possible, and that’s exactly what happened. I wanted a vegetarian cake recipe that would appeal to as many people as possible, and that’s what happened.
At the same time, the result was really well done, with a cake that held together very well and an ultra-soft texture. In fact, I hadn’t even planned to share the recipe on the blog, but when I cut the slices and saw the result, I thought it might tempt more than one… 😉
To make this cake recipe, I used black olives, but if you prefer, it would also be perfect with green olives, or even a mix of the 2!
This recipe can be enjoyed in a variety of ways. You can cut the cake into small cubes for an aperitif, slice it for a picnic, or serve it as a main course or starter accompanied by a salad (green, tomato, watermelon…).
Feta and Olive Vegetarian Cake recipe
What ingredients do you need to make this vegetarian olive and feta cake recipe?
- baking powder
- feta cheese
- diced Comté cheese
- pitted black or green olives
- canned tuna
- spring onion / fresh (optional)
What variations can you make for this recipe?
- Olives: you can adapt them to your taste or to what you have at home. Personally, I prefer them pitted, as it adds a lot of preparation time when you have to do it yourself.
- Feta: I like the balance of flavors between olives and feta, but you can also use other types of cheese, such as goat’s cheese in logs or crottin, or Beaufort or Comté…
- Fresh onion: this is optional, but I like the little taste it adds. I find it spices things up a bit. You can also use onion or shallot, garlic, but also chopped flat-leaf parsley or chives.
- Flour: personally, I generally use T65 or T110 flour, but do as you like. You can even mix flours, or replace some of the wheat flour with chickpea flour, for example.
- Other ingredients: this savoury cake recipe also works well with crumbled tuna (canned) or small cubes of ham, or even chorizo or sun-dried tomatoes. Note, however, that if you use sun-dried tomatoes in oil, you’ll need to reduce the amount of oil in the original recipe…
What other recipes could accompany this savoury cake as an aperitif?
- Caramelized Onion and Goat Cheese Pie
- Homemade Seed Crackers
- Feta cheese Yogurt Dip
- Feta and Lemon Hummus
- Homemade Guacamole
- Garlic and Parsley Shrimp
- Black Olive Tapenade
Drinks & Cocktails
- Sparkling Grapefruit Rosé Cocktail
- Limoncello Spritz Cocktail
- Sparkling Negroni Cocktail
- Cucumber and Lemon Agua Fresca
- Mint and Lime Iced Tea
- Homemade Bubble Tea
What equipment will you need to make this cake recipe?
Feta and Olive Vegetarian Cake Recipe
- 200 g flour
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 1 pinch salt
- 4 eggs
- 15 cl milk
- 10 cl oil
- 150 g feta cheese
- 50 g Comté cheese
- 100 g pitted black or green olives
- 110 g tuna (optional)
- 1 spring onion (optional)
- Preheat oven to 200°C.
- Place flour, baking powder and salt in a large bowl. Mix well.
- Add eggs one at a time.Pour in the milk and oil gradually, mixing at the same time.
- Add the drained olives, diced feta and comté cheeses, and drained and crumbled tuna.Cut the fresh onion into thin strips and add.Mix well, aerating the dough (by lifting it with a wooden spoon).
- Line your cake pan and pour the batter inside.
- Bake for 40-45 minutes, checking for doneness.To do this, stick a clean knife into the cake; it should come out clean.
- Leave to cool on a wire rack before slicing and serving.
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