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7Ingredients
540Calories
55Minutes

Not your ordinary cake but Pesto Cake is an Italian delicasy. If you have never tried Pesto Cake you will fall in love! This cake is different than any other cake you have tried before. It is packed with flavor and healthy nutrients. This Pesto Cake recipe will not only surprise you with how delicious it is but how healthy it is as well. Let us know about your experience baking in the comments below. We are excited to read!

Ingredients

  • 180 grams all purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 100 grams extra-virgin olive oil
  • 3 eggs
  • 200 grams pesto sauce (good quality variety)
  • 50 grams pecorino cheese (grated)
  • 1/4 cup pine nuts (un-toasted)

Directions

  1. Preheat the oven to 180 degrees Celsius.
  2. Toast the pine nuts in a non-stick pan.
  3. Beat the eggs with the oil and the pesto sauce in a bowl.
  4. In another bowl, combine the flour with the baking powder and the cheese.
  5. Add the liquid ingredients to the dry ingredients.
  6. Last, add the toasted pine nuts to the mixture.
  7. Butter and flour a springform pan and pour the batter inside.
  8. Garnish the top with a few of the pine nuts, and bake for approximately 30 to 35 minutes (until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean).
  9. Remove the cake from the oven and serve.
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NutritionView more

540Calories
Sodium14%DV340mg
Fat58%DV38g
Protein29%DV15g
Carbs12%DV37g
Fiber8%DV2g

PER SERVING *

Calories540Calories from Fat340
% DAILY VALUE*
Total Fat38g58%
Saturated Fat7g35%
Trans Fat
Cholesterol170mg57%
Sodium340mg14%
Potassium160mg5%
Protein15g29%
Calories from Fat340
% DAILY VALUE*
Total Carbohydrate37g12%
Dietary Fiber2g8%
Sugars<1g2%
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
Vanessa D. 3 Jun 2015
This was my first go around with a pesto cake recipe and I was so excited with the results. This has to be one of the most flavorsome cakes I have ever eaten and would definitely say this is a 5 stars pesto cake I can make for any occasion.