Cherry, Almond and Olive Oil Cake

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  • 1 cup Greek yogurt
  • 1/2 cup olive oil
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 lemon (zest and juice)
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 and 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 3/4 cup almond meal
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup pitted halved cherries
  • olive oil spray for the bottom and sides of pan
  • icing sugar for the topping


  1. Preheat the oven to 350° F.
  2. In a large bowl, whisk by hand the yogurt, olive oil, eggs, lemon zest and lemon juice until well blended (this could also be done in a blender or stand in mixer).
  3. Add the sugar, flour, almond meal, baking powder and salt. Mix well.
  4. Spray a 9" pan with olive oil. Press lightly the cherry halves decoratively into the batter, cut-side down.
  5. Bake for 35 minutes or until a wood skewer comes out clean.
  6. Let cool on a rack.
  7. Sprinkle with icing sugar.
  8. Enjoy.
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