Olive Oil Cake, Lathi Torte

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
469
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 cups of Cat Cora’s Kitchen by Gaea’s Kalamata D.O.P. Greek Extra-Virgin Olive Oil
  • 1 1/4 cups 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.

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
31g
44%
Sugar
7g
8%
Saturated Fat
3g
13%
Cholesterol
3mg
1%
Carbohydrate, by difference
44g
34%
Protein
4g
9%
Vitamin A, RAE
10µg
1%
Vitamin C, total ascorbic acid
2mg
3%
Vitamin K (phylloquinone)
2µg
2%
Calcium, Ca
351mg
35%
Choline, total
9mg
2%
Fiber, total dietary
1g
4%
Folate, total
25µg
6%
Iron, Fe
1mg
6%
Magnesium, Mg
31mg
10%
Niacin
1mg
7%
Phosphorus, P
76mg
11%
Selenium, Se
4µg
7%
Sodium, Na
235mg
16%
Water
27g
1%
Zinc, Zn
1mg
13%

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.