Olive Oil Cake, Lathi Torte

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Olive Oil Cake, Lathi Torte
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This cake is epic! It stays moist for days and taste like a lighter version of pound cake.

12
Servings
492
Calories Per Serving
Deliver Ingredients

Ingredients

  • 2 Tablespoons melted, unsalted butter
  • 1/2 Cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 Teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 Teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 Teaspoon kosher salt
  • 3 large eggs
  • 2 cups granulated sugar
  • 1 1/2 Cup of Cat Cora’s Kitchen by Gaea’s Kalamata D.O.P. Greek Extra-Virgin Olive Oil
  • 1 1/4 Cup whole milk
  • 1/4 Cup Grand Marnier
  • 1/4 Cup fresh orange juice
  • 1 Tablespoon grated lemon zest
  • 1/2 Cup finely chopped blanched almonds
  • Powdered sugar, for dusting

Directions

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees, with the rack in the middle of the oven.

Brush a 10-inch nonstick cake pan with melted butter. If the pan is not nonstick, line the bottom of the pan with a round of parchment paper and butter the parchment. Set aside.

Sift the flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt together.

Place the eggs in the bowl of a mixer fitted with the whisk attachment. Whisk the eggs for several seconds at medium-high speed. Add the sugar and whisk for a minute more. Reduce the mixer speed to medium and pour in the oil, then the milk, liquor, orange juice, and lemon zest.

When all the wet ingredients are incorporated, add the dry ingredients. Mix until the mixture is smooth, stopping, as necessary, to scrape down the sides and bottom of the bowl. Fold in the almonds. Pour into the buttered cake pan and place into the oven.

Bake for 1 hour or until a wooden skewer poked in the center of the cake comes out clean. Remove from the oven and allow the cake to cool on a rack for about 5 minutes.

Olive Shopping Tip

Italian food is about simplicity and letting the ingredients shine. So make sure you get ingredients that are great quality and flavor. Farmers markets and specialty stores will have great produce and products. Just be sure to have some great olive oil.

Olive Cooking Tip

Unlike other highly regarded cuisines, Italian cooking is usually simple to make with many dishes having only 4 to 8 ingredients. Italian cooks rely chiefly on the quality of the ingredients rather than on elaborate preparation.

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
34g
53%
Sugar
37g
N/A
Saturated Fat
6g
30%
Cholesterol
54mg
18%
Protein
4g
9%
Carbs
42g
14%
Vitamin A
48µg
5%
Vitamin B12
0.2µg
3.8%
Vitamin C
3mg
5%
Vitamin D
0.6µg
0.2%
Vitamin E
6mg
28%
Vitamin K
17µg
21%
Calcium
67mg
7%
Fiber
0.8g
3.2%
Folate (food)
13µg
N/A
Folate equivalent (total)
27µg
7%
Folic acid
8µg
N/A
Iron
0.9mg
4.9%
Magnesium
22mg
6%
Monounsaturated
23g
N/A
Niacin (B3)
0.6mg
2.9%
Phosphorus
101mg
14%
Polyunsaturated
4g
N/A
Potassium
109mg
3%
Riboflavin (B2)
0.2mg
10.5%
Sodium
256mg
11%
Sugars, added
35g
N/A
Zinc
0.5mg
3.2%

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