vegan olive oil cake recipe

The easiest vegan olive oil cake you can bake

In today’s post, we recommend trying this delicious vegan olive oil cake. It is a simple recipe that can be made at home. With its soft crumb and intense lemon flavor, this cake is sure to be a hit with friends and family.

The base of the cake is also perfect for any culinary enthusiast. Just like the chocolate brownie recipe we made in an earlier post, this can be the perfect base for delving into the world of cake decorating. Our recommendation? Try this irresistible lemon glaze, to which you can add nuts, fruit, chocolate, or anything that comes to mind! 

How to make this vegan olive oil cake recipe

Ingredients (makes 4 servings)

  • 1 ½ cups all purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 2 Tbsp almond flour
  • 1 Tbsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1 cup almond milk (sugar-free)
  • 5 Tbsp Italica extra virgin olive oil
  • Juice of 2 lemons
  • 1 lemon for decorating
  • Large loaf pan:  8 1/2″ x 4 1/2″ x 2 1/2″


First, preheat the oven to 350° F. In the meantime, use a brush to grease the baking dish with a thin layer of olive oil, and begin preparing the ingredients.

Next, sift together the flour, sugar, almond flour, baking powder and baking soda in a medium bowl. Set aside.

In a separate bowl, add the almond milk, Italica extra virgin olive oil and lemon juice. Carefully fold the contents of the first bowl (flour, sugar and baking powder/soda) into the second bowl, mixing well to remove any lumps.

Pour the batter into the baking pan and spread evenly. Bake for 35-40 minutes in a 350° F oven.

*Chef’s tip*

Insert a toothpick to check whether the vegan olive oil cake is ready. If the toothpick comes out clean, the cake is done. It can now be taken out of the oven and set aside to cool.


Decorate your vegan olive oil cake

Ingredients for the glaze

  • 3/4 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 tsp lemon juice
  • 3 Tbsp soy milk


A glaze is the perfect way to give the cake a special touch. In this case, we suggest using a lemon glaze, which is one of the easiest alternatives.

How to prepare a glaze for our olive oil cake? Simply whisk the ingredients (lemon juice, powdered sugar and soy milk) until the desired consistency is reached. For a thinner result, simply add one or two tablespoons of soy milk.

Use a brush to spread the glaze all over the cake. Finish decorating the cake by arranging thin lemon slices on top. Wait approximately 20 minutes for the glaze to thicken and the vegan olive oil cake is ready.


Bon appétit!

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