Low-carb almond and olive oil cake

Being on a healthy eating plan doesn't mean you have to cut out your favourite treats – you just have to be clever about how you make them!

Preparation time : 10 min Cooking time : 50-60 mins Servings : 1 x 20cm cake
  • 3 jumbo eggs
  • 3/4 cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 80 g xylitol
  • juice and grated zest of 1 lemon
  • grated zest of 1 orange
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 200 g almond flour
  • 50 g slivered almonds
  • xylitol icing mix, for dusting

1. Preheat the oven to 170ºC. Grease and line the base of a deep springform cake tin, 20cm in diameter.

2. Place the eggs, olive oil, xylitol, juice and zest in a bowl and whisk until light and foamy, about 3–4 minutes.

3. Sift in the baking powder and almond flour and stir to combine. Pour the mixture into the prepared cake tin and scatter the slivered almonds over the top.

4. Bake for 50–60 minutes, or until firm. Cool in the tin for 5 minutes, before turning out onto a rack and allowing to cool completely.

5. To serve: Serve sliced, dusted with xylitol icing mix.