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Green Olive Cake Cake aux Olives Vertes @GingerandNutmeg

Cake Aux Olives Vertes - Green Olive Cake

A quick and delicious appetizer bread that's easy to make and even easier to eat! A savoury delight with salted olives, rich smoky duck breast and creamy bites of Gruyère. A must for your next dinner party.
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 45 mins
Total Time 55 mins
Course Appetizer, Breads
Cuisine French, Provencal
Servings 6 people


  • 1 1/4 cup (300g) White Flour
  • 1 Package (2 tsp) Baking Powder and Soda in France, Levure
  • 3/4 cup (150g) Green Olives pitted
  • 3/4 cup (150g) Smoked Duck Breast sliced
  • 3/4 cup (150g) Gruyère cheese shredded
  • 3 large Eggs
  • 1/4 cup (200ml) Muscat or sherry
  • 1/2 cup (150ml) olive oil


  • Preheat your oven to 350F (180C).
  • Butter and lightly flour a loaf pan.
  • In a bowl mix together the flour, baking powder and baking soda.
  • Add the eggs and mix until well blended and no flour remains.
  • Add the muscat and olive oil, mix well.
  • Add the olives, smoked duck and cheese, mix until well blended. The batter will be relatively thick.
  • Pour the batter into the loaf pan and bake for 45 minutes, until brown on top and a tester knife comes out clean.
  • Remove the bread from the pan and cool on a rack or on one side of the loaf.
    Cake aux Olives Vertes @GingerandNutmeg


This recipe can easily be tailored to suit your own personal tastes. Change the cheese and meat and olives to your favourites, like smoked salmon, percorino, blue cheese, black olives, stuffed olives etc.
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