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Red Grape Cake with Olive OIl

Red Grape Cake with Olive OIl


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Red Grape Cake with Olive OIl

Unbelievably moist,delicious and healthy! Tastes like a Hungarian cake as per my Hungarian niece!(Hungarian baking-the ultimate compliment) This is an adaptation of a Martha Stewart recipe (not exactly hers)


  • Prep Time : 7 minutes min
  • Cook Time : 40 minuttes total min
  • Ready Time : 47 min


10-15 people People


  • 1/2 cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 cup all purpose flour plus more for pan
  • 1/2 cup ground almonds
  • 1/4 cup ground cornmeal
  • 1.5 teaspoons baking powder
  • 2 large eggs
  • 2/3 cup sugar
  • 1/3 cup water or soy milk I use water only
  • 2 teaspoons finely grated lemon zest or 1 tsp. lemon juice
  • 2 cups red seedless grapes


Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Spray 8 inch square pan with oil and dust with flour tapping out excess. Whisk together flour, almonds, cornmeal, baking powder. Beat eggs, sugar and zest with mixer on high setting until pale and fluffy. Reduce speed to low, slowly adding olive oil. Beat in flour mixture in 3 additions alternating with water, beginning and ending with flour. Spoon batter into pan and scatter 1 cup of grapes over top of cake. Bake for 15 minutes. Scatter remaining cup grapes over cake. Bake until cake is golden and a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean 25-27 minutes more. Turn out and cut into squares.


Photo Courtesy of Katherine Martinelli

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10 Responses to Red Grape Cake with Olive OIl

  1. This actually looks good for you. What can I use to make it totally gluten free? It already has the cornmeal and ground almonds, 2 staples in the gf kitchen!

  2. I’m trying to vote for this cake but it’s not working when I click on the ‘thumbs up’ button! I really love this cake. It is so tasty.

  3. avatar says: yakmister

    This thumbs up button is rigged, I tell you!
    It just won’t work!!!

  4. Vote button not working for me either. Two thumbs up, either way!

  5. avatar says: entins

    I also tried voting for this cake, but The like button isnt working for me either

  6. My daughter-in-law is gluten free and I have not yet baked this for her. However, I would try potato starch instead of the flour. Because of the cornmeal, this cake is not a Passover one, but the Passover potato starch is my first go to for my GF guests. Otherwise, I would try rice flour or one of those commercially prepared gluten free mixes now available in the stores. I think oat flour might be a tad heavy, but you can always try. One more thing, I actually prefer using ground walnuts with this cake, as the texture is out of this world. Thanks for your reply.

  7. The Like Button is now working, sorry for the issues and thanks for letting us know. Please put your vote in now!

  8. avatar says: Leens

    This cake looks absoultely gorgeous! I’ll be trying the recipe this week :)

  9. I know, this is my recipe but I made it for Rosh Hashana without the nuts and it was still moist and delicious. The olive oil was the real green first cold press stuff-this cake does not do well with lite olive oil. I did not substitute anything for the nuts…still great.

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