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Orange Olive Oil Cake

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This Orange Olive Oil Cake is so easy to make in one bowl and bake in the oven in one pan. Loaded with delicious orange flavor that is not overpowering. Sweet, chewy and flavorful. Try it today!

orange olive oil cake on three white plates with forks and napkin

This cake requires one baking pan and is so easy and quick to make. It is also so extremely light and refreshing that it can be enjoyed any time of day. Hello, cake for Breakfast!

If you do use the orange extract, then the orange flavor will really come through, but if you have to use vanilla extract the cake will still be just as delicious but the orange flavor will not be as strong. I have made it with vanilla and orange and either is fine.

The layer of powdered sugar on the top gives this cake a layer of sweetness that really blends well with the citrus flavor. This cake is also just enough to be enjoyed by the family without having tons of olive oil cake leftover, perfect for when you need something sweet and in a hurry.

Does olive oil cake taste like olive?

No, it does not. The olive oil is basically used as the fat for the recipe instead of butter. It does not overpower the cake in terms of taste. It does not taste like olive oil. Extra virgin olive oil is best for baking but feel free to use any type of olive oil that you prefer.

What ingredients for olive oil cake?

ingredients for orange olive oil cake recipe

  1. All-purpose flour
  2. Baking soda
  3. Baking Powder
  4. Salt
  5. Eggs
  6. Granulated sugar
  7. Olive oil
  8. Orange extract
  9. Orange, juice and zest
  10. Powdered sugar

How to make the best olive oil cake:

Begin the recipe for preheating the oven to 350 degrees F. Lightly spray an 8-inch round cake pan with non-stick cooking spray and set aside. In a small bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, and set aside.

dry ingredients for olive oil cake in white mixing bowl

Using a stand or hand mixer in a medium bowl mix together the eggs and sugar until they are well blended and thick. Add the olive oil and vanilla and beat until the batter is smooth. Mix in the orange juice and zest.

wet ingredients for orange olive oil cake in metal mixing bowl

Reduce the speed of the mixer to low and add half of the flour mixture and blend just until incorporated and then add the rest of the flour mixture. Once fully combined, turn off the mixer and pour the cake batter into the prepared cake pan.

olive oil cake mixture poured into a round baking pan

Bake the orange olive oil cake for 25 to 30 minutes or until a cake tester comes out clean. When the cake is finished baking allow the cake to cool completely in the pan and when ready to serve to turn the cake onto a platter and dust the top with sifted powdered sugar.

piece of olive oil cake on white plate

whole olive oil cake on big white plate topped with powdered sugar

Orange Olive Oil Cake

This Orange Olive Oil Cake is so easy to make in one bowl and bake in the oven in one pan. Loaded with delicious orange flavor that is not overpowering. Sweet, chewy and flavorful.
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Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: orange olive oil cake
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes
Servings: 8
Calories: 244kcal

Ingredients

  • 1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 large eggs
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1/3 cup olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon orange extract (or vanilla extract)
  • zest and juice of 1 orange
  • powdered sugar, for dusting

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven 350 degrees F. and lightly spray an 8-inch round cake pan with non-stick cooking spray and set aside.
  • In a small bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, and set aside.
  • Using a stand or hand mixer in a medium bowl cream together the eggs and sugar until they are well blended and thick. Add the olive oil and vanilla and beat until the batter is smooth.
  • Mix in the orange juice and zest. Reduce the speed of the mixer to low and add half of the flour mixture and blend just until incorporated and then add the rest of the flour mixture.
  • Once fully combined, turn off the mixer and pour the cake batter into the prepared cake pan and bake 25 to 30 minutes, until a cake tester comes out clean.
  • When the cake is finished baking allow the cake to cool completely in the pan and when ready to serve to turn the cake onto a platter and dust the top with sifted powdered sugar.

Nutrition

Calories: 244kcal | Carbohydrates: 34g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 11g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 53mg | Sodium: 380mg | Potassium: 91mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 19g | Vitamin A: 77IU | Calcium: 33mg | Iron: 1mg
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How do you store olive oil cake?

Olive oil cake can be stored at room temperature in an airtight container. This cake will keep up to 4 days after baking.

piece of orange olive oil cake on small white plate with fork

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8 Comments

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    Tamara
    March 11, 2016 at 2:21 PM

    I’ve had a tough week too. This cake would certainly help, though!
    We just bought a new brand of olive oil and got to meet the maker. So this is timely.

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      admin
      March 12, 2016 at 12:34 AM

      How awesome is it that you got to meet the maker of an olive oil brand!! This recipe is pretty timely for you πŸ™‚

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    Sonya
    March 11, 2016 at 2:47 PM

    I hope your weekend is better than your week ☺ The olive oil cake looks really yummy. I say yes to cake for breakfast. To it’s no different than eating a muffin. My kids use to eat chocolate cake without frosting for breakfast all the time.

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      admin
      March 12, 2016 at 12:35 AM

      Thank you so much πŸ™‚ Mmmm chocolate cake for breakfast sounds so delicious and in fact is a muffin!!

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    Akaleistar
    March 12, 2016 at 8:35 PM

    Sorry you had a rough week… But, I’m all for cake for breakfast πŸ™‚

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      admin
      March 16, 2016 at 3:51 PM

      Aww…Thank you! Cake for breakfast is the best πŸ™‚

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    Dean
    April 3, 2020 at 5:29 PM

    This looks amazing!!! I always say I want to try olive oil cake but I’ve never made one, I think that’s going to change now. Thank you!!! πŸ’•

    • Reply
      LaKita
      April 5, 2020 at 7:51 PM

      Thank you!! You will enjoy it and it is so easy to make. Please let me know how it goes.

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