Lets eat cake!

Lets eat cake!

Zest is a key ingredient for many beverages and gourmet food recipes.

Zest is a key ingredient for many beverages and gourmet food recipes.

… especially in areas of the country where the climate changes drastically as winter approaches. The colder it gets, the more humans have a propensity to gather in warm places and share homemade culinary creations and enjoy their favorite libations. So your workplace, house of worship, home owners association, or some other social group, has announced that there will be a pot luck lunch/supper in, for argument’s sake let’s say, 3 weeks time. That should be plenty of time for planning and executing a pot luck get together.

You normally prepare some type of casserole for pot luck dinners, or what is referred to in the vernacular as a “hot dish”, but not this time. Your assignment, should you choose to accept it, is to bring some kind of dessert. Anybody can throw together a pie, especially if you buy canned pie filling and prepared crusts from the supermarket dairy case. Or you can whip up some kind of Bundt cake out of your handy dandy Betty Crockers cook book. But you are new here and you want to make a lasting impression, so how about something special that’s easy to make but appears to have a very high degree of difficulty? Does an Almond Orange Olive Oil Cake sound interesting? Well, Amoretti is here to ensure that this cake is something that will have everyone trying to score any leftovers, and begging you to share the recipe.

Almond Orange Olive Oil Cake

Preheat oven to 350°F. Grease and flour an 8½” x 4½” loaf pan.

Whisk olive oil, sugar and eggs in a bowl until blended. Add orange zest oil extract and continue to whisk until smooth and lemon colored.

Combine flour, baking powder and chopped almonds with a whisk. Make a well in the center of the flour mixture, add egg mixture and fold gently until combined. Do not over-mix.

Pour cake batter into loaf pan and bake for 50 minutes. Test cake with a toothpick, skewer or cake tester inserted into the center of the cake. If it doesn’t come out clean, bake another 10 minutes and re-test. Cool cake in pan for 10 minutes, remove from pan, and place on cooling rack until completely cooled. Move to cutting board, dust with powdered sugar, slice and serve.

If they really want the recipe, please feel free to refer them to the Amoretti Store for this recipe and a multitude of other recipes, and the ingredients they’ll need to successfully prepare them!

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