Olive Oil Lemon Cake

  • Duration: 75 min
  • Level: Medium
  • Type: Dessert

A light, spongy cake for any occasion, made healthier with olive oil instead of butter that also gives it a richer flavor.


  • OliAMO Extra Virgin Olive Oil- 1 1/3 cups
  • Eggs 3 large
  • Almond Milk 1 ¼ cups
  • Lemon zest - 1 1/2 tablespoons grated (zest, no white pith!)
  • Lemon juice - 1/4 cup freshly squeezed
  • Limoncello - 1/4 cup
  • Lemon extract - 1 to 2 teaspoons
  • Granulated sugar (can substitute sugar substitute like Monkfruit) - 1 3/4 cups
  • Sea salt - 1 1/2 teaspoons
  • Baking powder - 1/2 teaspoon
  • Baking soda - 1/2 teaspoon
  • Confectioners’ sugar

STEP 1 : Pre-heat oven to 325F and add a circle of parchment paper to the base of a 10” cake pan (do not make this cake in a regular 9-inch cake pan), rubbing the sides and bottom of the pan lightly with OliAMO.

Olive Oil Lemon Cake Step 1

STEP 2 : In your mixer’s mixing bowl, add the olive oil and eggs; whisk well on medium speed to emulsify and incorporate.

Olive Oil Lemon Cake Step 2

STEP 3 : Add the almond milk, lemon zest, lemon juice, Limoncello, and lemon extract.

Olive Oil Lemon Cake Step 3

STEP 4 : Add the sugar and mix until well combined.

Olive Oil Lemon Cake Step 4

STEP 5 : Add the flour, salt, baking powder, and baking soda; whisk until incorporated. The batter will be thin.

Olive Oil Lemon Cake Step 5

STEPS 6 : Turn the batter out into your prepared pan and bake in the pre-heated oven for approximately 60 minutes (depending on your oven and altitude). The cake will be done when a toothpick comes out clean and crumby, not wet.

Olive Oil Lemon Cake Step 6

STEP 7 : Turn the cake out onto a cooling mesh and dust with confectioners’ sugar before to serving.

Olive Oil Lemon Cake Step 7

Olive Oil Lemon Cake

Olive Oil Lemon Cake