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Citrus Olive Oil Cake
Prep Time
15 mins
Cook Time
35 mins

A delicious cake made with olive oil and a citrus flavor with orange , lemon zest and rosemary that is so irresistible.

Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American, Italian, Mediterranean
Keyword: Citrus olive oil cake recipe, Mediterranean Olive oil Cake, Orange and lemon jest cake
  • 1 ½ cups all purpose Flour
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • ½ tsp salt
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 orange zest
  • 1 lemon zest
  • 7-8 rosemary leaves chopped finely
  • ¼ cup milk
  • ¾ cup olive oil or vegetable oil
  • 2 tbsp confectioners sugar for dusting (optional)
  1. Preheat oven to 350 deg .Line up the cake pan with parchment paper and spray it with oil.

  2. In a bowl ,combine all-purpose flour, baking powder and salt , whisk and keep it aside.

  3. Add sugar to a bowl. Add the zest of orange and lemon along with rosemary to the sugar.

  4. Slowly rub the contents with your fingers , until the sugar gets moist and fragrant.

  5. In a stand mixer, add three eggs and the sugar with the zest and beat on medium speed for about 5 minutes or until it turns pale yellow.

  6. Next add milk as it is beating and then add in the oil and mix well.

  7. Lastly , add all purpose flour that was set aside .Mix using a spatula until it is just about incorporated. Do not over mix.

  8. Pour the batter into the cake pan and bake it at 350 deg F for 35 minutes. A wooden skewer should come out clean , when inserted in the cake.

  9. Cool on the cooling rack and cut into big slices. Dust with confectioners sugar if you like. Enjoy.