Rosemary, Pine Nut and Olive Oil Cake

Elena Duggan

Ingredients:

Cake:

  • 200g Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • 200g or 4 Eggs (RSPCA approved)
  • 200g Almond Meal
  • 100g Stevia, powdered or granular
  • 1 sp Vanilla paste
  • 25g Rosemary leaves, rough dice
  • 50g-100g Pine Nuts

Lemon Ricotta:

  • 1 tsp Lemon Zest
  • 25g Lemon Juice
  • 200g Ricotta / Labne / Greek yoghurt
  • 25g Stevia

Method:

  1. Preheat your oven to 160°Celsius fan forced. Grease and line a 22cm cake tin.
  2. Stir olive oil, eggs, almond meal, stevia and vanilla with a spoon in a bowl until thoroughly combined.
  3. Pour batter into the lined cake tin. Evenly sprinkle over the diced rosemary leaves all over the surface of the cake, followed by the pine nuts.
  4. Bake cake for 40 minutes or until the pine nuts are golden and the cake bounces back when touched. Allow the cake to cool.
  5. In a medium bowl, mix, zest, juice, ricotta and stevia thoroughly and serve with cake.

Dehydrated Lemon Slices:

  1. Thin slices in a preheated oven at 50°Celsius for 2 hours then flip over, 2 hours then flip over, plus 1 hour more.
  2. Remove from oven and let cool and crisp.

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