Olive Oil Cake (Yes, You Read That Right!)

olive oil cake

Planning the dessert menu this holiday season? Try something new! When you think of olive oil, dessert is not likely to be the first course that comes to mind. But as the below recipe for olive oil cake will show, using a high quality extra virgin olive oil can make a decedent dessert. Whether in a cake, cookie, or even drizzled over ice cream, the right olive oil can make for a scrumptious dessert.

This year, stand out amongst the crowd of sugar cookies with Gaea’s Olive Oil Cake

Gaea’s Olive Oil Cake

olive oil cake


  • 3 large eggs, beaten
  • 2 cups granulated sugar
  • 12 ounces of Gaea Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • 10 ounces milk
  • 2 ounces orange liqueur
  • 2 ounces fresh orange juice
  • 3 teaspoons lemon zest
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 4 ounces blanched almonds, finely chopped
  • Powdered sugar, for garnish


Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Butter a 10-inch cake pan.

In a large bowl, whisk together the eggs, sugar, Gaea olive oil, milk, liqueur, orange juice, and lemon zest. Sift together the flour, baking soda, baking powder, and salt. Mix the dry mixture into the wet mixture.

Whisk until well blended. Fold in the almonds.

Pour the mixture into the buttered cake pan. Bake for 1 hour. Place on a rack to cool. Run a knife around the edges and place it on a plate. Sprinkle with powdered sugar and serve.


Gaea Premium Organic Extra Virgin Olive Oil

Gaea Olive Oil

This superb ORGANIC, extra virgin olive oil is a must-have in any kitchen. The “Koroneiki” variety organic olives are hand-picked and “cold-pressed” within hours of harvesting, producing an exceptional quality organic olive oil with unique flavor characteristics and fresh aroma. This oil has a characteristic aroma of fresh green olives and a fruity taste. A classic mix of ripe and green olives make this medium fruity oil especially versatile in the kitchen. (MSRP $12.99) www.gaeaus.com


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