Walnut Orange Spice Cake

Recipe Summary

Recipe Servings: 6 portions
Recipe Preparation Time: 0 minutes
Recipe Cook Time: 50 minutes


2 cups flour
1 cup walnuts, ground
2 cups sugar
1 cup Lucini® Organic Limited Reserve™ Extra Virgin Olive Oil
3 eggs
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
2 teaspoons cinnamon, ground
1/2 teaspoon allspice
1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
1/2 teaspoon ginger
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
Zest of 2 oranges
1/2 teaspoon salt


Preheat oven 350 degrees Combine the flour, nuts, sugar, oil, and eggs mix well. Add the baking soda, spices, vanilla, zest, and salt, mix well. Place in a well greased 9 inch cake pan. Bake about 50 minutes until when inserted with a knife it has moist crumbs on it. Remove from the oven and cool. Turn over on a plate. Dust with powdered sugar and serve with sweetened yogurt.

Accompanied with Sweetened Yogurt: 1 cup yogurt mixed with organic sugar to taste. Mix well and serve with warm cake.

This recipe is from a luncheon Chef Caprial Pence prepared for, and was inspired by, Dr. Andrew Weil.


Chef Caprial Pence is the chef and co-owner of Caprial's Bistro in Portland, Oregon, which opened in 1992. Shortly after graduating from the Culinary Institute of America, Caprial was named Best Chef: Pacific Northwest by the James Beard Foundation, the first female recipient of this prestigious award.