A couple of weeks ago, I mentioned in this post that I would publish a recipe for a Savory Ham Cheese and Olive Cake. I completely forgot and realized yesterday that this recipe was still in draft mode. Ack! So here it is…
This savory cake is like a meal of its own. You can pair with soup, salad or stew or have it by itself. It’s flexible and you can use whatever cooked meat you have on hand or cheeses. You can even throw in some herbs and spices. This is my first savory cake and I foresee a lot of them in my future.
- 4 eggs
- 2 tablespoons of unsalted butter, melted and cooled
- 1/3 cup of olive oil
- 1/2 cup of white wine (I used a Chardonnay)
- 1/4 cup of port
- 1 2/3 cups of all-purpose flour
- 2 1/2 teaspoons of baking powder
- 1/4 teaspoon of pepper
- 2 cups of ham, chopped
- 1 cup of green olives with pimento, sliced
- 1 cup of shredded pepper jack cheese
Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F. Grease a 9-inch loaf pan.
In a medium bowl whisk together eggs, butter, olive oil, white wine and port; set aside.
Using a stand or electric mixer (or mix by hand) stir together flour, baking powder, pepper, chopped ham, green olives and cheese. Slowly pour the egg mixture into the flour mixture and mix until just moistened. Do not over mix.
Pour batter into the prepared pan and bake for 45-50 minutes or until toothpick/tester inserted into the center comes out with a few crumbs attached. Let the bread cool completely before cutting into the pan.
Adapted from Food.com
42 thoughts on “Savory Ham Cheese and Olive Cake”
I’ve never made a savory cake, but this one looks so tasty that I think that I’ll give it a try soon! Thanks a lot for the reciope, Anne! And I hope you have a great weekend! 😉
wow, this looks amazing, I’d skip the ham but I’d gobble it up with cheese or even go all decadent and use it to make a sandwich. You’re really making me want to bake this like … right now!
I agree! I wish I saw this comment before we finished the cake / bread…I think a sandwich would be epic using this!
Yum! I love all the savory things in this! 🙂
It looks yummieeee chef Anne,intresting savory!:)
This cake looks beautiful, I love the specks of color inside. Besides that, I can only imagine how good it tastes (and smells!)
I’ve never made a savory cake before… this one is full of great ingredients & flavors.
This is more like a bread to me…and I love to enjoy them with a glass of wine.
I always feel you can’t go too far wrong with adding cheese and ham to something! This looks scrummy.
Savory breads are just so divine and I love that you added ham and olives in this 🙂
Such a dense and tasty bread… I heart olives in bread!
Yummy! I’ve never made a savory cake before. This will be a good one to try as my first one 😀
I’ve never tried a savory cake, but it looks like a wonderful idea! Just genius, Anne!
Mmmm…I love the sound of a savory bread, with the ham inside. I’d love it alone or alongside lunch or dinner. Can’t wait to see other versions you make in the future! Have a great weekend!
I love a bread recipe that doesn’t require yeast (scary!) so count me in! Pinning. 🙂
This looks delicious, and sounds very sophisticated with white wine and port! You’ve reminded me I also have a savoury cake to post!
Anne, this is so creative! Love the concept of a savory cake…yum! Love that you added olives, too. Cannot wait to make this. Happy Friday, girl! Pinning!
Ooh, this is so intriguing. I never thought to make a savory cake before! Here’s a conundrum for you: If I were to replace the ham with something, what would you recommend?
You can use turkey, pancetta, spanish chorizo or prosciutto but I would cut down the olives though if you use the latter three as it can get salty. Thanks for stopping by Nora! 🙂
Actually, scratch the prosciutto, I would use serrano ham but still cut down the olives. 😉
Savoury quickbreads are so addictive. I rarely cook (or bake, for that matter) with olives, but I do love them… such a unique salty richness. Sounds delicious here paired with pepper jack, Anne!
Oh my! What a wonderful combination – so decadent! My teeth is ready to munch
Wow, what an amazing loaf! I’d be thrilled with a couple of slices for my dinner 🙂
I would never think to make a savory cake but this looks/sounds absolutely delicious! I’d love a slice for breakfast.
I love this Anne! I love olives but can never think of how to use them in recipes.
Whoaaa~!!! This is such an amazing recipe for a savory cake!!!! Everything inside that bread looks prettyyyyyy!!!! Absolutelllllly loved it!
Marvelous. I can envision pouring a glass of red with it and watching the sun set. I do plan to enjoy!
WIth its port, white wine, olives, and cheese, Anne, this bread sounds incredible! I’ve not seen these ingredients in the same loaf before — and I’m anxious to see what this tastes like. Thanks for sharing your recipe.
I had something similar to this when we were in Paris, and loved it!! Looks amazing, Anne!
I’ve not made a savory cake. I’ve obviously been missing out! This looks terrific. Love the combo of flavor you’ve included in this. Great recipe – thanks.
Wow I have never tried a savoury cake before, looking at the ingredients this definitely must taste amazing!
I love a savory cake like this! So good with eggs for breakfast! I love that it has white wine in it – very unique! I bet it is jam-packed with flavor.
Oh yum!! THis looks divine! I’ve been obsessed with olives lately so I can’t wait to bake this soon.
I love olives in bread, I want to dive right in and try it with ham 🙂
The idea of savory quickbreads and cake makes my stomach growl! This looks so good! Perfect alongside a good bowl of soup or chili!
I don’t think I’ve ever had a savory bread before. Looks like I need to fix that soon!
Ann, This looks and I’m sure tastes wonderful. What sauce would you recommend to use?
Hi Fae, the bread is plenty flavorful without any sauce. But if you really want to dip it into something, a good quality extra virgin olive oil and balsamic vinegar would be great with this.
That is a beautiful bread Anne!
I’ve never had a savory cake before – this looksl ike it’ll go great with chowder!
I think that I was born without a sweet tooth, so these sort of recipes are my absolute dream. Great photo too….love the alluring chunks of ham!
I could eat this stuff all day Anne! And I bet it’s even better toasted.:.