Cakes Desserts

Lemon Olive Oil Cake

Jump to recipe

Olive oil cakes incorporate olive oil as the main fat ingredient instead of the more traditional butter, vegetable oil, or shortening (yuck). It is a popular Mediterranean dessert that originated in Italy, Spain, and Greece, where olive oil is widely used in both savory and sweet dishes.

The use of olive oil in the cake not only adds a unique flavor but also contributes to the cake’s moist and tender texture. Olive oil cakes have a slightly nutty and fruity taste, with hints of the olive oil’s distinctive aroma.

Once the cake is baked and cooled, it can be served plain with a dusting of powdered sugar on top, or you can add a lemon glaze for extra zing. Adding a layer of lemon curd between the cake layers or topping the cake with fresh berries are also excellent modifications.

Lemon olive oil cake is especially perfect for spring and summer gatherings due to its bright and citrusy flavor. It’s a wonderful treat to enjoy with a cup of tea or coffee and makes a great addition to brunch menus as well.

error: Content is protected !!