Rosemary Almond Cake With Olive Oil And Orange Zest

Rosemary Almond Cake With Olive Oil And Orange Zest
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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 eggs
  • pinch of salt
  • 4 cup 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
  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.