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Italian Fresh Purple Grape Cake Recipe
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Italian Fresh Purple Grape Cake

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"Grape cake is an ideal match for Vin Santo, the rich, smooth, aromatic sweet wine prepared in small quantities on many Italian estates."

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Original recipe makes 1 9-inch springform pan Change Servings
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  • PREP

    30 mins
  • COOK

    1 hr
  • READY IN

    1 hr 30 mins

Directions

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Generously butter and flour the 9 inch springform cake pan, tapping out any excess flour. Set aside.
  2. In the bowl of an electric mixer fitted with a whisk, beat the eggs and sugar until thick and lemon-colored, about 3 minutes. Add the butter, oil, milk and vanilla extract, and mix until blended.
  3. Sift the flour, baking powder and salt into a large bowl. Add the lemon zest and orange zest, and toss to coat the zest with flour.
  4. Spoon the flour mixture into the bowl of batter and stir with a wooden spoon until thoroughly blended. Scrape down the sides of the bowl and mix once more. Set aside for 10 minutes to allow the flour to absorb the liquids.
  5. Stir in about 3/4 of the grapes into the batter. Spoon the batter into the prepared cake pan and smooth out the top with a spatula.
  6. Place the pan in the center of the oven at 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Bake for 15 minutes, then sprinkle the top of the cake with the remaining grapes. Bake for about 40 minutes more, until the top is a deep golden brown and the cake feels quite firm when pressed with a fingertip.
  7. Remove from oven and cool on a wire rack. After 10 minutes, run a knife along the sides of the pan. Release and remove the side of the springform pan, leaving the cake on the pan base. Serve at room temperature, cut into thin wedges.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
May 25, 2003

This recipe was a hit at our table. It was gone the same day and I made a new cake the next morning! I made a few changes... 1/3 cup honey instead of 2/3 cups sugar and increase milk to 2/3 cup. Yummy! Seeds from grapes add a crunshy twist...

 
Most Helpful Critical Review
Nov 10, 2003

too dry, let's try a little more baking powder and less cooking time at 150 C degrees.

 

18 Ratings

Sep 13, 2003

WOW! Light and moist, this cake is a winner. I loved the addition of olive oil. Not too sweet, with a hint of citrus. Mmmm! Loved it. I will definitely be making it again. Incidentally, I made this cake to share at an interview at an olive oil company (made with their oil). They loved it, too! Hopefully, it will get me a job. :)

 
Aug 11, 2005

I made it with blueberries instead of grapes and it was really good, it's a keeper, doubled the recipe, didn't use springform.

 
May 20, 2010

I had never heard of this type of cake but thought it sounded delicious... and it was! It also looks beautiful.

 
Jan 28, 2007

This wasn't a bad cake. But, I do prefer a lighter, fluffier cake. I also wasn't too big of a fan of the grapes. They're just kind of sour. I would prefer something else, like raspberries.

 
Mar 08, 2012

Yumm...almost like a grape cobbler.

 
Apr 15, 2009

This was very yum and an innovative cake. But maybe here in India the grapes aren't as small or sweet 'coz the skins added a slightly sour taste which spoilt it for some people.

 

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Nutrition

  • Calories
  • 420 kcal
  • 21%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 56.4 g
  • 18%
  • Cholesterol
  • 92 mg
  • 31%
  • Fat
  • 19.3 g
  • 30%
  • Fiber
  • 1.6 g
  • 7%
  • Protein
  • 5.9 g
  • 12%
  • Sodium
  • 162 mg
  • 6%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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