Extra Virgin Olive Oil Cake

easy simple olive oil cake recipe
I found this super simple recipe of cake baking with extra virgin olive oil on Youtube (see vid below). We served this cake just this past Christmas, but had made it a couple of times throughout last year to get it right.

Yummy Extra Virgin Olive Oil Cake

  • 2 cups cake flour
  • 1 3/4 cups sugar
  • 1 1/2 tsp kosher salt
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1 1/3 cups extra-virgin olive oil
  • 3 large eggs, separated
  • 1 1/2 tbsp orange zest
  • 1 1/4 cups whole milk
  • 1/4 cup fresh orange juice
  • 1/4 cup Grand Marnier

Directions: How to make olive oil cakes

Step 1. Preheat oven to 350 deg F.

Step 2. In a large mixing bowl, add cake flour, sugar, salt, baking soda and baking powder. Whisk until well-combined.

Step 3. In a separate mixing bowl, add olive oil and eggs. Mix well.

Step 4. Then add orange zest, milk and orange juice. Continue mixing.

Step 5. Add Grand Marnier and mix. Add flour-sugar mix and continue to mix until well-blended.

Step 6. Pour cake batter into a 9-inch non-stick springform pan. If you don't have a non-stick spring form pan, watch the video below to prep a regular spring form pan so that your cake won't stick.

Step 7. Bake for 1-hour. Remove from oven and let cool to room temperature before serving.

Step 8. Once ready, you can glaze or garnish however you like. Homemade buttercream frosting is good and so is the mascarpone topping from the source video below.

Step 9. Serve and enjoy.

Can Olive Oil Be Used For Cakes?

This has been a questioned we've all asked at one time or another. The answer is yes, olive oil can be used for baking cakes. Use it as a substitute for butter or vegetable (or canola) oil. It's, for the most part, a 1:1 ratio. Your cake and baked goods will be moister than usual with a fruity flavour. Try it and see for yourself.

Additionally, this particular cake that we baked for Christmas is using cake flour instead of all-purpose flour from the original. Cake flour seems lighter to the taste and I prefer it that way.

Also, we don't always have Grand Marnier, so frozen orange juice concentrate would be a good substitute.

Now, here's the video I followed: