How can I make an easy orange olive oil cake?

Orange Olive Oil Cake

You can make an orange olive oil cake with this easy recipe. Your guests will be amazed with its wonderful texture and flavor. Let’s go! 

Orange olive oil cake recipe

Ingredients (8 to 10 servings): 

  • 1 ½ cups all-purpose flour
  • ½ cup baking powder
  • ⅔ cup Italica Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • 3 large eggs
  • ¾ tsp salt 
  • ¼ tsp baking soda
  • ⅔ cup orange juice (approx. 2 oranges)
  • 2 tsp orange zest 
  • 1 ¾ cups sugar
  • Confectioners’ sugar to taste, for dusting
  • Ground almonds to taste, for dusting 


  • 9 inch springform pan
  • 2 medium sized bowls to mix
  • A larger bowl to mix
  • A hand mixer


Preheat oven to 325º F. Line the springform pan with some parchment paper and spray some olive oil

Hands-on! In a medium sized bowl, whisk together flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt.

In the larger bowl, beat eggs and gradually add sugar. Beat until the mix gets thicker and looks yellowy. 

In another medium sized bowl, add orange zest, orange juice and olive oil. Add the mix to the larger bowl with the egg mixture. Add the flour mixture to this bowl. Mix well with the hand mixer.

Time to bake! Transfer batter to prepared pan and bake for 45-60 minutes, 325º F. We recommend setting a timer for 45 minutes and checking the cake periodically. 

Once it looks perfectly baked, allow the cake to sit in the pan at room temperature for 10 minutes, and then remove the sides of the pan and let cool for at least 15 minutes more. 

Finally, dust top of cake with confectioners’ sugar and ground almonds. Enjoy!

*Chefs Tip*

You can add 1 tsp vanilla extract to the olive oil, orange zest and juice mixture. The orange olive oil cake will have an even nicer taste.

Vegan orange olive oil cake? Why not?

Changing this recipe into a vegan orange olive oil cake is very easy! Just replace the eggs with 1 cup almond milk and 1 Tbsp white vinegar. 

More olive oil cake recipes you will love

You must be hungry after reading this orange olive oil cake recipe. Do you want to try other olive oil cake flavors? Here are some ideas: 

That’s it! Olive oil is a great ally when baking cakes. Its flavor, quality and healthy properties will absolutely improve your desserts. Rediscover baking by replacing butter with olive oil. And remember: there will always be a vegan version for you! 

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