Lemon Olive Oil Cake

Indulge in the delicate and moist Lemon Olive Oil Cake, a delightful dessert that combines the subtle, fruity notes of olive oil with the zesty freshness of citrus. This cake, a staple in Mediterranean cuisine, is known for its soft, spongy texture and rich flavors, making it a perfect treat for any occasion.
read time
1 minutes


Active Time
15 minutes
Total Time
55 minutes
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- 3 large eggs, at room temperature
- ¾ cup granulated sugar
- ½ cup extra-virgin olive oil
- ½ cup whole milk
- ½ teaspoon vanilla extract
- Zest of 1 lemon
- Zest of 1 orange
- 1 ½ cups all-purpose flour
- 1 ½ teaspoons baking powder
- ½ teaspoon kosher salt
- Confectioner's sugar for dusting (optional)


Step 1 - Preheat and Prepare

Preheat your oven to 350°F (175°C). Grease a 9-inch cake pan and line the bottom with parchment paper.

Step 2 - Mix Wet Ingredients

In a large bowl, whisk together the eggs and granulated sugar until well combined. Gradually add the olive oil, milk, vanilla extract, and the zests of lemon and orange, whisking continuously until the mixture is smooth​​​​.

Step 3 - Combine Dry Ingredients

In a separate bowl, sift together the all-purpose flour, baking powder, and kosher salt.

Step 4 - Combine Wet and Dry Ingredients

Gradually fold the dry ingredients into the wet mixture, mixing until just combined. Be careful not to overmix.

Step 5 - Bake the Cake

Pour the batter into the prepared cake pan. Bake in the preheated oven for about 40 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center of the cake comes out clean​​.

Step 6 - Cool and Serve

Allow the cake to cool in the pan for 10 minutes, then transfer it to a wire rack to cool completely. Before serving, dust with confectioner's sugar if desired.

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What is Olive Oil?

Olive oil is a natural oil extracted from olives, the fruit of the olive tree. Widely used in cooking, it is a staple of the Mediterranean diet. Olive oil comes in various grades, including extra-virgin, virgin, refined, and pure, based on the extraction process and acidity level. Extra-virgin olive oil, known for its high quality and robust flavor, is the most preferred type for culinary uses.

What Does Olive Oil Taste Like?

The taste of olive oil varies depending on its type and the olives used. Generally, high-quality olive oil like extra-virgin has a fruity, peppery, and slightly bitter flavor. Its complex taste profile can also include notes of grass, herbs, and a hint of spiciness. The flavor of olive oil complements a wide range of dishes, from salads to cakes, adding a unique and rich dimension to the overall taste.

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