Torta Di Mandorla Almond Olive Oil Cake Recipe

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Torta Di Mandorla Almond Olive Oil Cake
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  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. Grease and flour a 9 round cake pan OR springform pan and set aside.
  3. In a medium bowl whisk together the flours, baking powder and salt to thoroughly combine them.
  4. Set aside.
  5. Crack the eggs into a large mixing bowl and whisk lightly to break yolks.
  6. Add the sugar to the bowl and whisk it thoroughly in both directions for about 30 seconds.
  7. Add the olive oil and whisk until the mixture is a bit lighter in color and has thickened slightly, about 45 seconds.
  8. Whisk in the extracts and zest, followed by the orange juice.
  9. Add the dry ingredients to the bowl and whisk until thoroughly combined.
  10. Continue whisking until you have a smooth, emulsified batter, about 30 more seconds.
  11. Pour the batter into the prepared pan.
  12. Bake for 30 to 45 minutes, rotating cake pan halfway through cooking time to ensure even browning.
  13. The cake is done when it has begun to pull away from the sides of the pan, springs back lightly when touched and a cake tester inserted in the center comes out clean.
  14. Allow cake to cool in the pan for 10 minutes.
  15. Gently remove from pan and allow to cool completely on a rack.
  16. While the cake cools, make the glaze.
  17. Melt butter over medium heat in a small heavy saucepan.
  18. When bubbles subside lower the heat and watch butter carefully, swirling it in the pan occasionally to distribute the heat.
  19. When the butter begins to turn a light tan color and smells slightly nutty, turn off the heat and let butter sit.
  20. It will continue to darken as it sits.
  21. While the butter cools sift the confectioners' sugar into a medium bowl.
  22. Whisk in the milk until completely smooth but thick, then slowly whisk in the butter.
  23. Taste the glaze and add drops of lemon juice to balance the sweetness to your liking.
  24. Stir in the toasted almonds.
  25. Spread the almonds and glaze onto the top and sides of the cake and let it sit until set and dry.
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Nutrition Facts

Per ServingPer 100 g
Amount Per 1 Serving
Calories 324.26 Kcal (1358 kJ)
Calories from fat 159.41 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 17.71g 27%
Cholesterol 51.66mg 17%
Sodium 199.84mg 8%
Potassium 159.19mg 3%
Total Carbs 38.52g 13%
Sugars 28.1g 112%
Dietary Fiber 1.22g 5%
Protein 4.77g 10%
Vitamin C 5.2mg 9%
Iron 0.7mg 4%
Calcium 62.3mg 6%
Amount Per 100 g
Calories 345.28 Kcal (1446 kJ)
Calories from fat 169.74 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 18.86g 27%
Cholesterol 55.01mg 17%
Sodium 212.79mg 8%
Potassium 169.51mg 3%
Total Carbs 41.02g 13%
Sugars 29.92g 112%
Dietary Fiber 1.3g 5%
Protein 5.08g 10%
Vitamin C 5.5mg 9%
Iron 0.7mg 4%
Calcium 66.3mg 6%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
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  • salty
  • savory
  • bitter
  • sweet
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Weightwatchers Points

  • 7.7
  • 9

Good Points

  • saturated fat free

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