Olive Oil Cake

Olive Oil Cake


Olive Oil Cake

This olive oil cake has a light and fragrant sponge texture with a hint of zesty lemon. Made in one bowl, it's a great beginner cake recipe!

  • 1 ¼  cup  all-purpose flour
  • ⅔  cup  granulated sugar
  • ½  teaspoon  baking powder
  • ¼  teaspoon  baking soda
  • ¼  teaspoon  salt
  • ⅔  cup  olive oil
  • ½  cup  Greek yogurt
  • 2  large eggs
  • 3  tablespoons  lemon juice
  • Zest of one lemon
  1. Preheat oven to 350ºF and oil a 9” round pan.

  2. Mix the dry ingredients (flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda and salt) together in a large bowl.

  3. Create a well in the flour mix and add olive oil, Greek yogurt and eggs. Whisk into the flour mixture.

  4. Add lemon juice and zest and stir until completely combined and there are no lumps.

  5. Pour batter into prepared pan. Bake for 30-35 minutes or until a toothpick inserted comes out clean.

  6. Allow to cool for at least 10 minutes before slicing. Serve with a dollop of Greek yogurt and raspberries, if desired.


  1. Calories: 319kcal, Carbohydrates: 33g, Protein: 5g, Fat: 19g, Saturated Fat: 3g, Trans Fat: 1g, Cholesterol: 42mg, Sodium: 128mg, Potassium: 85mg, Fiber: 1g, Sugar: 17g, Vitamin A: 60IU, Vitamin C: 2mg, Calcium: 34mg, Iron: 1mg

Storage: The cake will keep for 4 days in an airtight container. If frosted, it needs to be kept refrigerated.

Freezing: You can freeze the cake for up to 3 months. Store in a freezer safe container or aluminum foil. Thaw in the fridge overnight before decorating or serving.

Substitutions: Use cake flour rather than all purpose flour for an extra fluffy cake. Do not substitute the olive oil.

Nutrition: Please note that the nutrition label provided is an estimate based on an online nutrition calculator. It will vary based on the specific ingredients you use. 


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