Raspberry Almond Olive Oil Cake with Brown Butter Glaze


Almond Olive Oil Cake:

  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup almond meal
  • 1.5 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoons salt
  • 3 large eggs, room temperature
  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup Extra Virgin Olive Oil (or our Butter Olive Oil for a more buttery flavor!)
  • 1/4 teaspoon almond extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup orange juice (or substitute with milk, if you do not have any on hand)
  • zest of one orange
  • It's not originally with raspberries, but we added a small handful to this cake.

Brown Butter Glaze:

  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 1 cup confectioner's sugar, sifted
  • 3 tablespoons milk
  • few drops of fresh lemon juice
  • 1/2 cup sliced blanched (or un-blanched) almonds, toasted and cooled


Prepare Cake:

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Grease and lightly flour a 8-inch cake pan. Set aside.
  2. In a bowl, whisk together the flour, almond meal, baking powder and salt.
  3. In a separate bowl, whisks the eggs well. Add the sugar and whisk aggressively for 30 to 45 seconds. Slowly pour in the olive oil, whisking continuously with your other hand to combine evenly. Add the orange juice (or milk, if substituting), zest, and both extracts.
  4. Slowly add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients, whisking gently until just combined and batter is even.
  5. Pour the cake batter into the greased cake pan and bake for 30 to 40 minutes, or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean.
  6. Allow cake to cool on rack for 10 minutes before removing from the pan. Allow the cake to cool completely on a rack.

Prepare Glaze:

  1. Heat the butter in a small saucepan or sauté pan over medium heat. Continue to cook the butter, swirling the pan continuously, until it is golden brown in color. Remove from the heat immediately (it will continue to darken off the heat). Set brown butter aside and allow to cool at room temperature.
  2. In a separate bowl, whisk together the sifted confectioners sugar and milk. Add the cooled butter, and drops of lemon juice (to taste). Stir in the toasted, sliced almonds.
  3. Place the cooled cake on a rack set within a lined baking sheet. Pour and spread the glaze evenly on top of the cake, allowing it to drizzle over the sides. Allow the glaze to set before serving.

Cake best served the day of baking. 

This recipe was slightly adapted from abeautifulcake.com

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