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10Ingredients
950Calories
65Minutes

This traditional Tuscan cake is heady with a classic blend of ground spices: cinnamon, cloves, coriander, and nutmeg. Anise seeds add even more frangrance and regional flavor, along with finely grated lemon zest and extra-virgin olive oil. The batter is baked here in a Bundt pan, but you could use a tube (angel food) pan or a springform pan, as desired. Serve with tea or espresso, as an afternoon snack or a casual dessert.

Ingredients

  • 400 grams flour
  • 250 grams sugar
  • grated lemon peel
  • 1 tablespoon anise seeds
  • spices (Tuscan, powdered, cinnamon, coriander, nutmeg, cloves)
  • salt
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 4 eggs
  • 1/2 cup milk (warm)
  • 1/2 cup extra-virgin olive oil

Directions

  1. Preheat the oven to 170C.
  2. Beat the eggs with the sugar until light and foamy.
  3. Add the oil, the grated peel of 1 lemon, and the powdered spices.
  4. Sift the flour with the baking powder and a pinch of salt. Add to the egg mixture alternating with the milk. The batter should be smooth and creamy.
  5. Butter and flour a bundt pan and add the batter.
  6. Bake for approximately 45 minutes or until the cake is done.
  7. Sprinkle with powdered sugar and serve.
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NutritionView more

950Calories
Sodium23%DV560mg
Fat52%DV34g
Protein37%DV19g
Carbs48%DV145g
Fiber16%DV4g

PER SERVING *

Calories950Calories from Fat310
% DAILY VALUE*
Total Fat34g52%
Saturated Fat6g30%
Trans Fat
Cholesterol215mg72%
Sodium560mg23%
Potassium310mg9%
Protein19g37%
Calories from Fat310
% DAILY VALUE*
Total Carbohydrate145g48%
Dietary Fiber4g16%
Sugars65g130%
Vitamin A
Vitamin C
Calcium
Iron

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

Reviews(1)

Yummly User
Jami L. 2 Jun 2015
The recipe produces a nice cake full of flavor and able to stand on its own. I did not feel the need to add any sort of topping or berries. It reminded me of a coffee cake, and was good served with coffee.