Jul 21, 2019 Last Updated 6:31 AM, Nov 9, 2017

Almond Olive Oil Lemon Cake

Emily Luchetti's Almond Olive Oil Lemon Cake

Emily Luchetti shares her recipe in the Dessert Professional article EVOO: Baking with California Extra-Virgin Olive Oil.


Yield: 10-12 servings

  • 9 oz/255 g unbleached all-purpose flour 
  • 4.5 oz/127 g sliced almonds, toasted
  • 2 large eggs
  • 10.5 oz/298 g granulated sugar
  • 8 oz/227 g plain Greek yogurt (full-fat)
  • 8 oz/227 g good-quality fruity extra-virgin olive oil, such as Séka HIlls
  • 2 tsp baking soda
  • 1⁄8 tsp kosher salt
  • Grated zest of 4 lemons (about 3 Tbs)
  • Sliced strawberries and whipped cream, for serving

1. Position a rack in the middle of the oven and preheat the oven to 350°F. 2.Thoroughly coat a 10” Bundt pan with nonstick cooking spray. Turn the pan upside down to drain off any pooling spray. Coat the sides, bottom and tube with flour, rotating and tilting the pan to coat well. Invert the pan to let excess flour fall from the pan.

3. In a food processor, process the almonds with half of the flour until finely ground.

4. In a medium bowl, whisk the eggs with the sugar until combined. Whisk in the yogurt and then the olive oil. Add the flour-nut mixture, the remaining flour, baking soda, salt and lemon zest; stir until well combined.

5. Spread the batter into the prepared pan. Bake until a bamboo skewer or toothpick inserted in the middle comes out clean, 35-45 minutes.

6. Let cool on a rack for about 20 minutes. 

7. Unmold by giving the pan a sharp tap on the counter to help release the cake, then invert the pan onto a cake plate or platter.

8. Cool fully before slicing with a serrated knife. Serve with strawberries and whipped cream.


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