A scrumptious, nutritious cake with no butter or eggs, only with olive oil, orange juice and lots, lots of nuts!

Serves: 10-12 pieces Preparation: 10′ Cooks in: 50′ Ready in: 60′

2½ cups all-purpose flour
1 cup sugar
1 1/2 tsp baking powder
1 tsp baking soda
¾ cup mild extra-virgin olive oil
¾ cup fresh orange juice
1 tsp orange zest
2 tbsp almonds chopped
2 tsp sesame seeds, toasted
1 tbsp raisins
2 tbsp tahini
1 tsp vanilla powder
½ tsp tahini mixed with 1 tsp honey to glaze


Step 1
Dissolve tahini in orange juice. In a bowl mix sifted flour and baking powder with baking soda. Using a stand mixer beat oil with sugar until it dissolves and add orange juice with tahini, orange zest and vanilla.

Step 2
Add all nuts and beat until incorporated. Add flour mix in batches until incorporated.

Step 3
Brush a rectangular baking dish with oil and dust with flour. Pour in the mixture and bake in a preheated oven at 180C for 45-50 minutes or until a knife inserted in the center of the cake comes out clean.

Step 4
Let cool for a while before turning out on a wire rack. Brush the cake with tahini and honey glaze and let cool completely before serving.

Photo John Athymaritis Food styling Antonia Kati

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