Lemon Olive Oil Cake

We need cake today.Image

ImageLemon Olive Oil Cake

From Eat, Live, Run

Serves 6-8


4 eggs

1 cup sugar

1/2 cup extra virgin olive oil

1/2 tsp baking powder

1 cup flour

1/4 tsp salt

Zest of 1 lemon

Juice of 2 lemons

Powdered sugar for topping


Preheat oven to 350 degrees.  Butter and flour a 9 inch cake pan.  Set aside.

Beat eggs and sugar together until it turns a pale color.  Should be for about 5 minutes on medium-high setting.

Slowly stream olive oil and lemon juice into the egg and sugar mix, folding with a spatula.

In another bowl, whisk flour, baking powder, salt, and zest.  Gently fold the dry ingredients with the wet.

Pour batter into cake pan and bake for 40-45 minutes, until toothpick comes out clean.

Let cool completely before taking it out of the pan and covering it with powdered sugar.

With love,



2 thoughts on “Lemon Olive Oil Cake

  1. susan says:

    I have been meaning to make a similar cake for a long time. The recipe I read was like yours, but the top was dotted with red grapes in a beautiful arrangement and then baked.

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