Rosemary Almond Cake with Olive Oil and Orange Zest

Staff Writer
Rosemary Almond Cake with Olive Oil and Orange Zest
Elana Horwich

This light yet intensely flavorful cake is a perfect finishing point to your Passover meal. Horwich used inspiration from a Sienese-countryside fantasy to concoct a recipe that uses traditional and flavorful Italian staples. 

8
Servings
604
Calories Per Serving
Deliver Ingredients

Ingredients

  • 8 eggs
  • Pinch of salt
  • 4 Cups almond meal, or finely ground blanched almonds
  • 1/2 Cup extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1/2 Cup 2 percent Greek yogurt
  • 1/2 Cup raw honey, a little less if not using raw
  • 1 heaping tablespoon chopped rosemary
  • Zest of 2 blood oranges, chopped

Directions

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.

In a stand mixer with a paddle attachment, beat the eggs with a pinch of salt for 3 minutes. Add the honey to eggs and beat for another 3 minutes. Fold in the almond meal, olive oil, yogurt, zest, and rosemary. 

Pour the cake batter into a 9-inch spring form cake pan that is well oiled with extra-virgin olive oil.  Bake for 30-33 minutes, or until an inserted toothpick comes out clean. Let the cake rest on a rack and then carefully remove it from the cake pan, using a knife to peel away from the bottom.

 

Rosemary Shopping Tip

Look for vegetables that are firm and bright in color – avoid those that are wilted or have wrinkled skins, which are signs of age.

Rosemary Cooking Tip

Different vegetables have different cooking times – cook each type separately and then combine.

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
47g
72%
Sugar
23g
N/A
Saturated Fat
6g
29%
Cholesterol
162mg
54%
Protein
20g
39%
Carbs
33g
11%
Vitamin A
73µg
8%
Vitamin B12
0.4µg
6.4%
Vitamin C
18mg
29%
Vitamin D
0.9µg
0.2%
Vitamin E
2mg
12%
Vitamin K
8µg
10%
Calcium
90mg
9%
Fiber
7g
27%
Folate (food)
31µg
N/A
Folate equivalent (total)
31µg
8%
Iron
2mg
9%
Magnesium
9mg
2%
Monounsaturated
11g
N/A
Niacin (B3)
0.2mg
0.8%
Phosphorus
357mg
51%
Polyunsaturated
2g
N/A
Potassium
539mg
15%
Riboflavin (B2)
0.2mg
12.8%
Sodium
108mg
4%
Sugars, added
17g
N/A
Zinc
0.6mg
4.2%