Posted in Awareness, Cake, Healthier

Olive Oil Citrus Cake

Ingredients

  • 1¼ cups plus 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil; plus more for pan
  • 2/3 cup Swerve granular sugar substitute; plus more for sprinkling
  • 2 cups whole-wheat flour
  • ⅓ cup almond flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon baking soda
  • ½ teaspoon kosher salt
  • 3 tablespoons amaretto see below my recipe
  • 2 tablespoon finely grated lemon zest or orange zest
  • 4 tablespoons fresh lemon juice or orange juice
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 3 large eggs
  • 9-in spring-form pan or cake pan

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 400°. Drizzle bottom and sides of pan with oil and use your fingers to coat. Line bottom with a round of parchment paper and smooth to eliminate air bubbles; coat parchment with more oil. Generously sprinkle pan with Swerve and tilt to coat in an even layer; tap out excess.
  2. Whisk whole-wheat flour, almond flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt in a medium bowl to combine and eliminate any lumps.
  3. Stir together amaretto, lemon juice, and vanilla in a small bowl.
  4. Using an electric mixer on high speed (use whisk attachment if working with a stand mixer), beat eggs, lemon zest, and 1 cup Swerve in a large bowl until mixture is very light, thick, pale, and falls off the whisk or beaters in a slowly dissolving ribbon, about 3 minutes if using a stand mixer and about 5 minutes if using a hand mixer.
  5. With mixer still on high speed, gradually stream in 1¼ cups oil and beat until incorporated and mixture is even thicker. Reduce mixer speed to low and add dry ingredients in 3 additions, alternating with amaretto mixture in 2 additions, beginning and ending with dry ingredients.
  6. Fold batter several times with a large rubber spatula, making sure to scrape the bottom and sides of bowl. Scrape batter into prepared pan, smooth top, and sprinkle with more Swerve.
  7. Place cake in oven and immediately reduce oven temperature to 350°. After about 20 minutes, cover cake with foil.  Bake until top is golden brown, center is firm to the touch, and a tester inserted into the center comes out clean, 35-45 minutes. Transfer pan to a wire rack and let cake cool in pan 15 minutes.
  8. Poke holes all over top of cake with a toothpick or skewer and drizzle with remaining 2 Tbsp. oil; let it absorb. Run a thin knife around edges of cake and remove ring from pan. Slide cake onto rack and let cool completely.

How to make Amaretto with Swerve

Amaretto Swerve

Ingredients

  • 2/3 cup water
  • 1/2 cup Brown Swerve
  • 1.5 cups vodka
  • 1 tbsp almond extract
  • 2 tbsp vanilla extract

Instructions

  1. Heat water until it just starts to boil, then remove from heat.
  2. Using a funnel, add all ingredients to a glass bottle.
  3. Shake until combined.
  4. Store in the fridge for up to one week.

Lemon Glaze Option to amaretto

  • 1/3 to 1/2 cup Swerve, Confectioners
  • 1 TBS milk
  • 1 tsp of vanilla
  • 3 tablespoons lemon or orange juice
  • zest of one lemon or orange
  • mix well and drizzle over cake

lemon olive oil cake

 

Author:

The body always knows what to do to heal itself. The challenge is listening and doing what your body needs. I was diagnosed with Osteoarthritis in 2012, Avascular Necrosis aka Osteonecrosis in my knee in 2014 and Factor V Leiden hetero, and Spondylolisthesis 2016 Health Advocate-Health Activist-World Changer Love photography, cooking, hiking, walking ,traveling and learning to live a new normal since my diagnosis. My Links Facebook Main Profile https://www.facebook.com/debbie.briglovichandio Main Blog www.ChronicallyGratefulDebla.com Twitter - https://twitter.com/debbiea001 Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/debbiea_1962 and https://www.instagram.com/chronicallygratefulme Support Group Avascular Necrosis/Osteonecrosis Support Int’l https://m.facebook.com/groups/DeadBoneDiseaseAvn Awareness for Avascular Necrosis & Other Conditions of The Bone and Joints https://www.facebook.com/AvascularNecrosisAndBoneDiseaseAwareness/ Avascular Necrosis Awareness Day November 29 – working with elected officials to get this recognized in all states https://www.facebook.com/AwarenessByDebla/ Avascular Necrosis-Osteonecrosis Knowledge and Education https://www.facebook.com/AvascularNecrosisEducation/ Facebook Link https://m.facebook.com/ChronicallyGrateful.Me/

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s