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Wednesday, 26 February 2020

Almond and Olive Oil Cake : Low Carb


This low carb almond and olive oil cake is pretty to look at and will be a hit on any tea tray. You may not be too sure about baking with olive oil, but don't be concerned... you will find it adds a wonderful depth of flavour. I'm sure you will not be disappointed.

Ingredients 
3 large eggs
3/4 cup extra virgin olive oil
80 g xylitol
juice and grated zest of 1 lemon
grated zest of 1 orange
2 tsp baking powder
200 g almond flour
50 g slivered almonds

xylitol icing mix, for dusting 

Method
1. Preheat the oven to 170ºC. Grease and line the base of a deep springform cake tin, 20cm in diameter.
2. Place the eggs, olive oil, xylitol, juice and zest in a bowl and whisk until light and foamy, about 3–4 minutes.
3. Sift in the baking powder and almond flour and stir to combine. Pour the mixture into the prepared cake tin and scatter the slivered almonds over the top.
4. Bake for 50–60 minutes, or until firm. Cool in the tin for 5 minutes, before turning out onto a rack and allowing to cool completely.
5. To serve: Serve sliced, dusted with xylitol icing mix


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From an original recipe idea here

Related Recipe Suggestion
Italian Lemon Cake, it's low carb, find it here 

If you'd like more guidance about low carb flours (which the recipe above uses) then Libby, at 'Ditch The Carbs' site has a very good article called, 'The Ultimate Guide To Low Carb Flours', find it here




You will find a variety of recipe ideas within this blog. Please note, not all may be suitable for you. If you may have any food allergies, or underlying health issues these must always be taken into account. If you are a diabetic and not sure how certain foods may affect your blood sugars, test is best, i.e. use your meter.

All the best Jan

40 comments:

kitty@ Kitty's Kozy Kitchen said...

Oh Jan, this cake looks so tasty, and is so pretty, too!

Jo said...

That's something different, I've never baked with olive oil before.

Ella said...

Thanks for the recipe!
I am sensitive to the Xylitol. Will have to try something different ...

Tom said...

...now this looks great.

Laura. M said...

Me encanta Eddie lo haré . Siempre uso aceite de oliva virgen. Es la mejor.
Buen miñercoles.
Un abrazo.

Mary Kirkland said...

That sounds great. Looks so soft.

Megy Maia said...

Que delicia só de olhar.
Um grande beijinho.
Megy Maia

happyone said...

Looks tasty, I've never baked with olive oil before either.

sandy said...

Hi - this looks delicious! Just what I would love about now.

Elephant's Child said...

That does look good. I have made muffins using oil before, but never cake.

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

Not quite sure I want to make a cake with my EVOO, but it certainly would be quite moist.

Valerie-Jael said...

This sounds gorgeous. Thanks. Valerie

bill burke said...

That looks delicioua!

Jeanie said...

Olive oil is so good for us but pricey here. It looks delish though.

Judy at GoldCountryCottage said...

Hi Jan. That recipe for the tea cake looks so good. I am going to try it. I use olive oil a lot..Happy Wednesday..xxoJudy

Teresa said...

Se ve muy sabrosa. Besos.

Anne (cornucopia) said...

This looks delicious.

Rose said...

YUM!

Christine said...

looks so good.

Conniecrafter said...

I have been using Olive oil for most of my cooking and baking lately and we don't mind it at all. This looks good!

Angie said...

I hosted several lady friends today for a craft gathering. I will save this recipe for our next get-together - sounds mouth-watering!

Margaret D said...

Rather like almonds.

Francisco Manuel Carrajola Oliveira said...

Deve de ser delicioso este bolo.
Um abraço e continuação de uma boa semana.

Andarilhar
Dedais de Francisco e Idalisa
O prazer dos livros

Sami said...

I think I'll be baking it this weekend Jan :)

PerthDailyPhoto said...

How funny Jan, I was watching a baking show on TV earlier, they were making the exact same cake, must be a sign 😉 Looked just as good there as it does here, must try it ✨

RO said...

Any cake with citrus flavors and I'm all in! Hugs, RO

CJ Kennedy said...

Yum! It looks so pretty, too.

mamasmercantile said...

Delicious, looks like an amazing recipe.

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

I'd love to try making this cake as it looks so good! I always have olive oil on hand and also almonds.

Sue said...

Ooh this looks delicious, and I do love olive oil. Definitely another recipe for my keep file. Take care, Sue xx

Lisabella Russo said...

Oh that looks so very yummy! I may give it a try, thank you!

kathyinozarks said...

I may need to bake up this cake-thank you for the recipe Kathy

Lee said...

I've passed this recipe onto my friend who follows the Keto diet.

The cost of almomnd flour is astronomical here.

Maria Rodrigues said...

It must be delicious. I love cakes with almonds.
Thanks for sharing.
A big hug

Martha said...

This is so yummy!

JFM said...

I love olive oil but I have never baked with it.
This recipe gives me a chance to try that!
Thank you Jan 💮

Sandy said...

I am going to make this as soon as I get some almond flour. It really looks good.

DMS said...

I love almonds and this sounds delicious! YUM! Thanks for sharing. :)
~Jess

William Kendall said...

I would go for that.

Magic Love Crow said...

This cake with a cup a tea! Perfect!!!