Pssst! There's a secret to using olive oil in place of other liquid oils when making cakes and quick breads.
For the best flavor when baking with olive oil, be sure to choose a light, mild-flavor olive oil that is light golden in color. Potent extra-virgin olive oils are best saved for cooking.
Carrot cake, pumpkin bread, and corn muffins are particularly delicious when prepared with light olive oil.