Orange Olive Oil Cake

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Orange Olive Oil Cake is a delightful treat that beautifully combines the citrusy brightness of oranges with the rich, fruity notes of olive oil.
Whether you’re hosting a brunch, enjoying a cozy afternoon tea, or simply satisfying your sweet cravings. With its simple preparation and elegant presentation, this cake is sure to impress your family and friends.


  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • Zest of 2 oranges
  • Juice of 1 orange (about 1/3 cup)
  • 1/2 cup Greek yogurt (or plain yogurt)

Optional Garnishing

  • Orange segments or pieces
  • A small amount of vanilla extract



  1. Preheat your oven to 350°F (175°C). Grease and flour a 9-inch round cake pan or line it with parchment paper.
  2. In a large mixing bowl, whisk together the flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, and salt.
  3. In another bowl, whisk together the olive oil, eggs, vanilla extract, orange zest, orange juice, and Greek yogurt until well combined.
  4. Gradually pour the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients, whisking until just combined. Be careful not to overmix.
  5. Pour the batter into the prepared cake pan and smooth the top with a spatula.
  6. Bake in the preheated oven for 30-35 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean.
  7. Remove the cake from the oven and allow it to cool in the pan for 10 minutes. Then, transfer it to a wire rack to cool completely.


Optional Garnishing

  1. If desired, arrange orange segments or pieces around the serving plate for garnish.
  2. Just before serving, add a small drop of vanilla extract onto each serving plate for an extra hint of flavor.

Enjoy your Orange Olive Oil Cake with optional orange pieces and a touch of vanilla on the plate!


FAQs (Frequently Asked Questions):

1. Can I use regular olive oil instead of extra virgin olive oil?

Yes, you can use regular olive oil if you prefer. Extra virgin olive oil adds a more pronounced fruity flavor, but regular olive oil will work well too.

2. Can I substitute the Greek yogurt with another ingredient?

You can use plain yogurt or even sour cream as a substitute for Greek yogurt. These ingredients help to keep the cake moist and tender.

3. How should I store the Orange Olive Oil Cake?

Once the cake has cooled completely, store it in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 3 days. You can also refrigerate the cake for longer storage, but make sure to bring it to room temperature before serving for the best texture and flavor.

4. Can I freeze the Orange Olive Oil Cake?

Yes, you can freeze the cake. Wrap it tightly in plastic wrap and aluminum foil or place it in a freezer-safe container. It can be stored in the freezer for up to 3 months. Thaw the cake overnight in the refrigerator before serving.

Enjoy your Orange Olive Oil Cake, and feel free to customize it with your favorite garnishes and accompaniments!


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