Who Knew Olive Oil Could Be the Star of a Dessert?

Olive oil cake is a delightful dessert that uses a normally savory ingredient as the star; olive oil! Make this moist, delicious cake, and you’ll never regret it.



  • 3 large room-temperature eggs
  • 3/4  cup of white sugar
  • 112 grams of extra-virgin olive oil+extra for greasing
  • 120 grams of whole milk
  • 1/2  teaspoon of vanilla extract
  • 1/4  teaspoon of almond extract
  • 1 1/2 cups of all-purpose flour+extra for the tin
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons of baking powder
  • 1/2  teaspoon kosher salt


  1. Start by cracking the eggs into the bowl of a stand mixer and add in the sugar. Put on the whisk attachment and beat for 30 seconds on high.
  2. Then, reduce the speed to slow, and slowly add in the olive oil, followed by the milk, and then the vanilla and almond extracts.
  3. In another bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder, and salt.
  4. Spoon in the dry mixture with the stand mixer on low until the batter is just combined.
  5. Grease a round 8-inch cake tin with olive oil and then dust with flour, pour in the batter and cook at 350 F for 30-35 minutes.
  6. To cool, first keep the cake in the tin for 5 minutes, then take it out and put on a cooling rack until completely cool.
  7. Enjoy!