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Olive Oil Cake (so light & fluffy!)


olive oil cake

This easy olive oil cake is so refreshing and delectable! The olive oil makes this cake moist, fluffy, and lighter than traditional cakes. It is made with all whole ingredients and is such a tasty treat to enjoy at any point in the day. This healthier alternative dessert is definitely worth a try.

olive oil cake

Benefits of olive oil cake

I love this cake for so many reasons, but mainly for the lovely ingredients that are used. Olive oil replaces the traditional fat used in cakes such as butter. The fruitiness of it compliments the flavor so nicely. It also gives the cake this incredible almost airy texture. This desert makes for a great summer treat to bring to a picnic, but you’ll probably find yourself making it often! Here are a few reasons why this sweet treat is a better option for your health.

  • Olive oil. Olive oil is rich in monosaturated fats making it good for heart health. Additionally, olive oil is a natural anti-inflammatory.
  • Greek yogurt. Instead of adding milk to this recipe, I substitute it with plain greek yogurt, which is high in protein.
  • Less sugar. Although cane sugar is used, it accounts for a small part of the recipe. You can always substitute cane sugar with a natural sweetener like honey, maple sugar, or coconut sugar.
  • Refreshing. The use of lemon zest makes this cake very refreshing and slightly citrusy, which is pleasing to your tastebuds. You can also add additional fruits like orange zest or even lavender.

Overall, this cake is made with whole ingredients, and it is high in healthy fats and protein, making it a much better option than a traditional cake.

olive oil cake

How to make olive oil cake

Ingredients & Equipment

  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 2 eggs
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 1/2 cup plain greek yogurt
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon grated lemon zest
  • optional: powdered sugar for dusting
  • mixing bowl
  • measuring cups and spoons
  • 1 round 8-inch cake pan
  • electric mixer
olive oil cake ingredients

Instructions

  • Preheat your oven to 350 degrees F and grease the cake pan with oil.
  • In a medium bowl whisk together the flour, baking powder, and salt.
  • In a separate bowl, beat the eggs and sugar together until pale and frothy.
  • Gradually add the olive oil, followed by the greek yogurt, vanilla extract, and lemon zest.
  • Then, fold in the dry ingredients into the egg mixture until everything is combined. It is okay if there are a few clumps.
  • Pour the batter into the cake pan and bake for 25-30 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean from the center of the cake.
  • Allow the cake to cool for 10 minutes before serving and dust with powdered sugar if desired.
  • You can serve it with a dollop of greek yogurt and some berries as well! Enjoy!
olive oil cake
olive oil cake

olive oil cake
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Olive oil cake (so light & fluffy!)

Indulge in the delightful taste of this light and fluffy olive oil cake. Made with whole ingredients and baked to perfection!
Prep Time10 minutes
Cook Time30 minutes
Course: Dessert
Servings: 1 8 inch cake
Calories: 300kcal

Equipment

  • Mixing bowls
  • Measuring cups and spoons
  • Round 8-inch cake pan
  • Electric mixer

Ingredients

  • 1 cup all purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 2 eggs
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 1/2 cup plain greek yogurt
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon grated lemon zest
  • powdered sugar optional for dusting
  • greek yogurt & berries optional for toppings

Instructions

  • Preheat your oven to 350 degrees F and grease the cake pan with oil.
  • In a medium bowl whisk together the flour, baking powder, and salt.
  • In a separate bowl, beat the eggs and sugar together until pale and frothy.
  • Gradually add the olive oil, followed by the greek yogurt, vanilla extract, and lemon zest.
  • Then, fold in the dry ingredients into the egg mixture until everything is combined. It is okay if there are a few clumps.
  • Pour the batter into the cake pan and bake for 25-30 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean from the center of the cake.
  • Allow the cake to cool for 10 minutes before serving and dust with powdered sugar if desired.
  • Serve with a dollop of greek yogurt & berries if desired and enjoy!
  • Any leftovers can be stored in an airtight container for 4 days on the counter.

Nutrition

Serving: 1slice | Calories: 300kcal | Carbohydrates: 40g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 20g | Cholesterol: 40mg | Sodium: 125mg

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  1. Very inspiring and informative5 stars