Olive Oil Bundt Cake with Luxardo Glaze, Cherries, and Candied Orange

Olive Oil Bundt Cake with Luxardo Glaze, Cherries, and Candied Orange
Olive Oil Bundt Cake
Luxardo Glaze, Cherries, and Candied Orange

Olive Oil Bundt Cake with Luxardo Glaze, Cherries, and Candied Orange

Inspired by last week’s Evolving Manhattan Cocktail with Luxardo Ice Sphere, here Maraschino Liqueur shows up as a glaze for a not-too-sweet bundt cake featuring fruity extra-virgin olive oil.

Luxardo Maraschino, a liqueur distilled from the leaves, pits, stems and skins of sour marasca cherries has an almond-like, subtly bitter complex cherry flavor.

Nicely browned on the outside, with a soft moist interior, the simple yet impressive cake is enhanced with candied orange and those luxurious luxardo cherries and their heavenly juice. And a complementary basil garnish is much more interesting than the ubiquitous mint sprig.

Olive Oil Bundt Cake with Luxardo Glaze Recipe

Olive Oil Bundt Cake with Luxardo Glaze, Cherries, and Candied Orange

Olive Oil Bundt Cake
  • butter for greasing pan, flour for dusting pan
  • 1/3 c. candied orange peel, chopped
  • 1 t. cornstarch
  • 2 c. cake flour
  • 1 1/4 c. baking powder
  • 2 t. fine sea salt
  • 5 large eggs at room temp
  • 1 1/4 c. sugar
  • 1 c. fruity extra virgin olive oil

Preheat oven to 325°F. Butter and flour a 10-cup bundt pan.

Toss candied orange peel with cornstarch to prevent from sticking.

In a medium bowl, whisk flour with baking powder and salt.

Beat eggs and sugar in a large bowl with a hand mixer until smooth. With mixer running, slowly pour in the olive oil. Add the flour mixture to the egg mixture – a half cup at a time until combined. Finally add the orange peel.

Scrape the batter into the the bundt pan and bake 50 minutes to one hour, until completely baked. Remove pan from oven and let cake sit in the pan for 15 minutes. Then invert the cake onto a platter. Let cool to room temperature.

This olive oil bundt cake recipe was adapted from Food & Wine “Staff Favorites.”

Olive Oil Bundt Cake with Luxardo Glaze, Cherries, and Candied Orange

Luxardo Glaze
  • 1 c. powdered sugar
  • 3 T. melted butter
  • 2 T. luxardo liqueur
  • hot water

Combine sugar, butter and liqueur in a small bowl and whisk until smooth. Add enough hot water to get a drizzle consistency. Pour glaze into a squeeze bottle and immediately drizzle over the cake in a back-and-forth motion.

Garnish
  • candied orange slices
  • basil leaves

Decorate the platter with candied orange slices and basil leaves.

Olive Oil Bundt Cake with Luxardo Glaze, Cherries, and Candied Orange

To Serve
  • luxardo maraschino cherries and juice
  • candied orange slices
  • basil

Drizzle Luxardo maraschino cherry juice onto dessert plates. Place sliced bundt cake over juice. Top with cherries. Garnish with candied orange slices and basil.

Try the Cocktail Too!

Manhattan Cocktail with a Luxardo Ice Sphere

Evolving Manhattan Cocktail with Luxardo Ice Sphere recipe here.

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Olive Oil Bundt Cake with Luxardo Glaze, Cherries, and Candied Orange

Olive Oil Bundt Cake with Luxardo Glaze, Cherries, and Candied Orange

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Olive Oil Bundt Cake with Luxardo Glaze, Cherries, and Candied Orange

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1 thought on “Olive Oil Bundt Cake with Luxardo Glaze, Cherries, and Candied Orange”

  1. Beyond gorgeous, Lori Lynn Hirsch (love writing that name). A Labor Day week-end dessert inspiration for me and something I will be serving to WOW dinner guests this Fall. (It almost is Fall in Aspen – snow on some of the 14-er Peaks already.

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