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Spring Cake From Provence, France

Spring Cake From Provence, France

Spring cake from Provence

Hervé Palmieri continues his quest to provide us all with fantastic French cooking. Here, one of his personal picnic favorites.
By Hervé Palmieri

Spring cake from Provence

A cake full of southern flavors from Provence in South-East France and Italy…. Olives, sun-dry tomatoes, capers, mozzarella… this colorful cake is one of my picnic favorites!

Here is the recipe of this easy-to-make cake to celebrate Spring!


  • 1 cup flour (200g)
  • 3 eggs
  • 1/3 cup olive oil or sunflower oil (10 cl)
  • 2/3 cup heavy cream (20 cl)
  • 2 tsp baking powder (10g)
  • 1 pinch of salt
  • 1/3 cup grated parmesan cheese
  • 1 cup mozzarella cut into small pieces (200g)
  • 1/3 cup pine nuts
  • 1/3 green or black olives
  • capers to taste
  • sundry tomatoes to taste
  • coppa or Italian ham
  • thyme, oregano… or other herbs


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1. Pre-heat oven at 350°F or 180°C
2. Beat together flour, baking powder, salt, and eggs
3. Add gradually oil and cream to get a smooth texture
4. Incorporate all other ingredients cut into small pieces with a spoon
5. Grease a cake pan and bake for 45 minutes



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