Delicious Dessert Recipe: Almond Cake With Olive Oil And Orange Zest

September 6, 2013

Craving a moist and delicious cake? This dense cake recipe made with extra virgin olive oil is sure to satisfy your appetite! Serve it up with ice cream, fresh berries or simply on it's own.  It's the perfect easy dessert recipe for any occasion!

Almond Cake With Olive Oil And Orange Zest
Courtesy of Cat Cora’s Kitchen by Gaea
6 servings
3/4 cup Cat Cora's Kitchen DOP Sitia (Kalamata) extra virgin olive oil
1 1/4 cups powdered sugar
3 eggs
1 1/2 cups all purpose flour
1 tsp. baking powder
7 ounces finely ground almonds
Zest of orange
Preheat oven to 350F. Beat oil, sugar and eggs in a bowl with a wire whisk until light. Combine flour with baking powder, ground almonds and orange zest. Add to oil and sugar mixture stirring in gently. Spread mixture in a greased rectangular pan 22 x11 cm 8.65 x 4.35 inches and bake for 50 minutes. Lower heat to 330F and continue baking for 10 minutes more. Test cake in the center for dryness. If still moist, allow to bake a little longer. Cool cake, remove from pan and dust with powdered sugar.