Bolo Podre

This is a typical Southern Portugal cake that I tried two Christmas and quite liked as looks simple and tasty. So finally this weekend was the time to try this recipe.


  • 2 medium eggs
  • 100g sugar
  • 100g honey
  • 75ml olive oil
  • 150g plain flour
  • 1/2 tbs cinnamon
  • 1/2 tbs baking powder
  • 1/2 ground anise grains.
  • A bit of butter


  • Pre-heat oven at 180C
  • Whisk eggs and sugar until double in volume. It takes time doing it by hand!
  • Add honey and oil, bit a bit and keep whisking.
  • Add flour, cinnamon, baking powder and anise. Mix all well
  • Pour the mix in a greased tin.
  • Bake for 45 minutes aprox. Use a tooth stick or similar to check the inside is cook before removing from oven.


It raised more than I expected. It wasn’t as moist as I remember but it was tasty. Based on the ingredients reminded me of a olive-Greek cake I did some months ago.

I checked other recipes like this so maybe I will try again at some point.