Jennifer Garner Shares A Lemon Cake Recipe To Support Baby2Baby


Jennifer Garner shows support for the Baby2Baby organization with a pretend cooking show where she bakes a Lemon Olive Oil Cake.

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When life gives you lemons, you can always make a lemon cake!

Jennifer Garner recently hosted a #PretendCookingShow featuring a delicious Lemon Olive Oil Cake. In the show she is joined by friends and restaurant owners Jon Shook and Vinny Dotolo.

These two foodies not only created the recipe for Jennifer, but own some of her favorite restaurants including Son of a Gun and Jon & Vinny’s.

We can see Jennifer doing all the hard work of making the cake while Jon and Vinny suggest a variety of baking tips to help improve productivity!

The show is to support a cause called @baby2baby. This organization helps provide supplies to children in poverty across the United States. They are also active responders to disasters both here and abroad and are supporters of Save the Children sites across our rural areas in the U.S.

The following are the ingredients needed to make this light and fluffy lemon dessert.

  • Olive oil
  • Eggs
  • Sugar
  • Whole milk
  • Lemon juice
  • Lemon zest
  • Flour
  • Baking soda
  • Baking powder
  • Vanilla extract
  • Amaro del capo
  • Orange zest
  • Kosher salt
  • Sugar in the raw
  • Powdered sugar

Amaro del capo, if you are not aware, is an Italian liquor. It is commonly drank after lunch or dinners and has a bitter taste. You can opt to use rum instead, or remove the ingredient entirely.

The use of olive oil is definitely a change from most cakes that require butter. Olive oil brings a healthier element since it is an unsatured fat.

Onto the directions.

Now that you have all your ingredients, the directions themselves are not that complicated.

Preheat your oven to 350 degrees, oil a 9″ pan and lay down parchment paper. A springform is recommended to make cake removal easier but is not required.

Whisk eggs, olive oil and sugar until smooth. Whisk in milk, amaro, lemon juice, vanilla, and zests of orange and lemon. Now mix all dry ingredients and create a well in the center of the mixture.

Slowly pour in wet ingredients and whisk with dry ingredients until fairly smooth. Pour mixture into pan, sprinkle sugar in the raw on top and bake for 50 minutes to 1 hour. Remove when done and let cool. Dust with powdered sugar and a little lemon zest.

There are so many other ways to make this cake your own. Make a lemon glaze or add some fresh fruit. But however you make it, we bet it will become a favorite!

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