Skip to content Skip to sidebar Skip to footer

Lemon Olive Oil Cake

Light and tender, this cake is easy enough for casual weeknights,  but fancy enough to impress weekend dinner guests.

There are many recipes on this site that are fabulous but ultimately forgotten, sadly, in my search for new great recipes. (I can only eat so much dessert, y’all.)

  • 5 egg yolks
  • 3/4 cup plus 2 tablespoons (175 grams) granulated sugar, divided
  • 3/4 cup (177 ml) quality olive oil (see Note)
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
  • 1 cup (120 grams) all-purpose flour
  • Zest of 1 lemon
  • 4 egg whites
  • Whipped cream, powdered sugar and berries for serving
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease a 9-inch springform pan with non-stick cooking spray. Line the bottom with a circle of parchment paper and grease with the non-stick spray.
  2. In the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with a wire whisk attachment, whip the egg yolks with 1/2 cup of the sugar until pale and thick. Combine the olive oil and lemon juice and with the mixer running on low, slowly add it to the yolk mixture. It may look slightly curdled. Add the flour and lemon zest and gently fold into the yolk-olive oil mixture with a spatula.
  3. Transfer mixture to a separate bowl and set aside. Clean the stand mixer bowl and whisk attachment.
  4. In the bowl of the stand mixer fitted with the wire whisk attachment, whip the egg whites until foamy, then slowly add 1/4 cup of the sugar and continue to beat to soft peaks. Gently fold into the olive oil mixture, just barely until incorporated. Do not overmix.
  5. Spread into the prepared pan and sprinkle with the remaining 2 tablespoons of sugar. Bake until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean, 30-35 minutes. Let cool for 10 minutes, then remove the sides of the springform pan and cool completely.
  6. Dust with powdered sugar and serve with whipped cream and fresh berries, or as desired.
  7. Note: You can use either extra-virgin or regular olive oil. Extra-virgin olive oil will yield a slightly stronger flavor.
The post Lemon Olive Oil Cake appeared first on
DISCLAIMER: All images are copyrighted to their respective owners. All content cited is derived from their respective sources. Links to the sources can be found at the bottom of the page.