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Walnut Olive Oil Cake

A recipe for an olive oil cake made with walnuts. A moist cake with a light dusting of confectioners sugar on top. It can be served with whipped cream or ice cream.
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 10 minutes
Servings 6 servings
Author Renee

Ingredients

  • 5 1/2 ounces walnuts lightly toasted and cooled
  • 1 cup unbleached all-purpose flour
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 4 large eggs at room temperature
  • 1 1/2 cups sugar
  • 1/2 cup extra-virgin olive oil plus more for pan
  • 1/2 cup whole milk at room temperature
  • Finely grated zest of 1 large lemon
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • Confectioners sugar for dusting

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Lightly coat a 9-inch springform pan with olive oil. Place the pan on a rimmed baking sheet and set aside.
  2. Place walnuts in a food processor fitted with a knife blade. Chop nuts until finely ground.
  3. Transfer the ground nuts to a bowl. Add the flour and baking powder and whisk to combine. Set aside.
  4. In the bowl of an electric mixer fitted with a whisk, beat the eggs on medium-high speed until foamy or frothy, about 2 minutes. Slowly add the sugar in increments and beat until light pale yellow and thick, about 4 minutes. Gradually add the flour/nut mixture and beat until just combined. Add the oil, milk, lemon zest, and vanilla. Beat until just combined. Do not over-mix.
  5. Pour the batter into the prepared springform pan. Bake until lightly browned and a cake tester or toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean, about 50 minutes. Cool cake completely in the pan on a rack. The center of the cake may sink during cooling. Remove cake from pan and transfer to a serving platter. Dust top with confectioners sugar. Slice, serve, and enjoy.

Recipe Notes

A recipe for an olive oil cake made with walnuts. A moist cake with a light dusting of confectioners sugar on top. It can be served with whipped cream or ice cream.