How to make a cake that will light up your party -- literally.
The classic Opera Cake is a work in six acts.
This recipe embodies the stillness of women who were unselfish givers inside and outside the home.
Baking with olive oil has been a way of life for Mediterranean cooks, and is gaining steam in America. In California, where olive oil is produced and citrus grown, this cake is as common as a yellow birthday cake with chocolate frosting.
It's one of few restaurant desserts that can be made at home with foolproof results, even if you're not a star baker.