Make healthier and delicious cakes, desserts and cookies with these sweet uses for olive oil.

Sweet uses for olive oil:
Why use extra virgin olive oil for baking?

Are you familiar with sweet uses for olive oil? If you have a sweet tooth, then check out our olive oil dessert recipe suggestions.

Many recipes call for butter to ensure their structure, texture and added flavor. Nobody likes a dry, bland dessert, but what if a balance between sweetness and flavor could be achieved without the excess saturated fat content? Olive oil or extra virgin olive oil is the solution for healthier, delicious recipes!

How to use extra virgin olive oil in dessert recipes

Butter can be substituted with olive oil or extra virgin olive oil, but these ingredients are very different so we must understand how to use them correctly.

Butter to Olive Oil Conversion

A good rule of thumb is three parts of olive oil or extra virgin olive oil (EVOO) for every four parts of butter.

  • ¼ cup butter = 3 tablespoons EVOO
  • ½ butter = ¼ cup + 2 tablespoons EVOO
  • 1 cup butter = ¾ cup EVOO

Since EVOO has a strong flavor, if you prefer something subtler, then try using a lighter alternative such as Sunflower Oil & Extra Virgin Olive Oil.

EVOO tends to work best in bread, rolls, cakes and even mousse, custard and ice cream. This extremely versatile ingredient is healthier but doesn’t sacrifice flavor.

We have assembled a wide assortment of olive oil dessert recipes for you to enjoy… so please keep reading below.

Olive oil dessert recipes

One of our favorite olive oil dessert recipes is the easiest vegan olive oil cake recipe. This delicious vegan cake has a delicate yet bold lemon flavor, and the recipe is quick and easy to make. If you are a beginner, then this creation is perfect for you.

Do you prefer chocolate over lemon? Or do you like apple pie more than chocolate? Whatever your tastes, we invite you to make chocolate olive oil cake or this amazing olive oil brownie recipe. Not only do we transform classic recipes into healthier versions with more flavor, but the brownies also have three epic upgrades to take them to the next level.

If you like to wake up the family on Sunday morning with a big platter of pancakes, then here are more ideas! This post contains an olive oil pancake recipe and tips. It’s a must-try!

Other sweet uses for olive oil include desserts like olive oil cookies, olive oil macarons and even olive oil Christmas cookies. Check them out and prepare sweet, moist and healthy recipes for any occasion!

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