Amaretto Olive Oil Cake
Amaretto Olive Oil Cake might be just the dessert you are searching for. This recipe serves 10. Watching your figure? This dairy free recipe has 337 calories, 7g of protein, and 20g of fat per serving. From preparation to the plate, this recipe takes approximately 5 hours. A mixture of potato starch, matzoh cake meal, salt, and a handful of other ingredients are all it takes to make this recipe so tasty.
Heat oven to 325°F with rack in middle. Grease pan with some oil, then line bottom with a round of parchment.
Toast almonds in a rimmed baking sheet until fragrantly toasty and a shade darker, 10 to 12 minutes. Cool completely.
Combine toasted almonds, matzoh meal, potato starch, 1/4 cup sugar, and salt in a food processor. Pulse until almonds are very finely ground.
Whisk together egg yolks, olive oil, Amaretto, and half of almond mixture in a large bowl until combined (mixture will be slightly grainy from almonds).
Beat whites with a pinch of salt in another bowl with an electric mixer at medium speed until they just hold soft peaks. Increase speed to medium high and add 1/2 cup sugar in a slow steady stream, beating, and continue to beat meringue until it holds stiff glossy peaks.
Fold one third of meringue into yolk mixture to lighten, then fold in remaining meringue gently but thoroughly.
Sprinkle remaining almond mixture evenly over the batter and fold in gently but thoroughly.
Pour batter into prepared pan, and smooth the top.
Sprinkle the top evenly with remaining 2 tablespoons sugar.
Bake until cake is golden, the top has formed a crust, and a tester comes out clean, 40 to 45 minutes.
Transfer pan to a wire rack and run a sharp knife along edge of pan. Cool cake in pan 30 minutes.
If using a springform pan, remove sides of springform. Then, whether you are using the springform or a round cake pan, invert cake onto the rack.
Remove bottom (if using springform) and parchment. Set another cooling rack over bottom of cake, then reinvert cake onto second rack, and cool completely.
Serve cake in wedges with berries on the side.
•You can easily make your own matzoh cake meal by finely grinding regular matzoh meal in a clean, electric coffee/spice grinder.•Potato starch is available at most supermarkets or online through purveyors such as Bob's Red Mill.•Cake can be made 1 day ahead, kept loosely wrapped in foil at room temperature and any leftovers will keep, well wrapped, for up to 3 days.