Perhaps one of the most loved of the savory cakes that turn desserts upside down is the French cake salé. This literally translates as salty cake and it’s beyond divine. It’s often served at breakfast or as an appetizer, perhaps with an aperitif. While it looks and sounds spectacular, it’s a breeze to make. The main ingredients vary, but common flavorings include olives, ham, and cheese. You can use whatever cheese you like — it doesn’t have to be French — and swap out the ham for bacon lardons if you prefer. You can also use black or green olives.
Make the batter with flour, eggs, olive oil, and milk, with baking powder added. Or you can use yogurt in place of milk. Once cooked, you can refrigerate or freeze the cake and simply heat it for 10 minutes when you want to eat it. Try making this cake with rice flour as it mixes better than other types of flour to create a smooth batter. And don’t be afraid to experiment with ingredients. What about adding Parmesan, cocktail sausages, asparagus, and cherry tomatoes?