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Friday, 5 November 2021

Afternoon Tea, with a slice of low carb Almond and Olive Oil Cake

When it's time for afternoon tea (or coffee), 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

30 comments:

Tom said...

...it looks like a great treat.

magiceye said...

Looks and sounds delicious!

The Joy of Home with Martha Ellen said...

I'm sure this would be lovely to serve to my family. I have baked with olive oil and had great results--very moist crumb.

Christine said...

Looks delicious

J.P. Alexander said...

Gracias por la receta se ve genial. Te mando un beso

Angie's Recipes said...

I need to bake one for the weekend :-))

William Kendall said...

That looks good.

Margaret D said...

Looking yummy.

Elephant's Child said...

That sounds delectable.

Valerie-Jael said...

This looks so good! Valerie

Jo said...

That does look the perfect accompaniment to a cup of tea.

Breathtaking said...

Hello Jan,:=) When I see lovely cakes and other treats on your blog, I long to eat them or make them, however my doctor phoned yesterday to say my blood test showed I had too much sugar in my blood, and she will be sending a sugar free diet sheet. I already can't eat cream or any fatty foods. Woo is me. So sorry if I don't visit when your post share recipes which contain both these things. You don't need to post this.:=)

eileeninmd said...

The cake looks delicious!
Thanks for sharing the recipe!
Have a happy day and a great weekend!

CJ Kennedy said...

Looks so elegant

Jeanie said...

The cake looks really fabulous. I do love almond!

DVArtist said...

This looks amazing.

linda said...

This looks yummy, I have made cakes with olive oil before and they always turn out delicious. 😊

Angie said...

Jan - I have been in the UK for the last two weeks, visiting my in-laws. I have enjoyed my share of yummy cakes!!! This one looks delicious - after my post-holiday diet, I may give it a go!

Salty Pumpkin Studio said...

Good recipe. I haven't used almond flour before.

happyone said...

Mmmm that would go great with a cuppa. :)

DeniseinVA said...

Oh yum, I would love a slice of this right now :)

R's Rue said...

Delicious. I want some.

angela said...

Sounds yummy. I’ll definitely be making this. Thank you

Conniecrafter said...

yum, I do most of my cooking using Olive oil, it seems to be a good substitute for any recipe calling for vegetable oil

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

It looks pretty, but the ingredients don't sound all that good to me.

Jenn Jilks said...

Yum!

Rose said...

Yummy!

Francisco Manuel Carrajola Oliveira said...

Delicioso para acompanhar um bom chá.
Um abraço e bom Domingo.

Andarilhar
Dedais de Francisco e Idalisa
Livros-Autografados

Bob Bushell said...

Yummy my fat tummy.

Teresa said...

Quiero un trocito jajaja. Besos.