Zesty Orange Olive Oil Cake

"This recipe is adapted from one in Baking A Common Sense Guide. I have made a few minor changes to it. I bake it in a greased 8" silicone bundt pan, but the original recipe said to bake it in an 8" round cake pan. You can mix this up with just a whisk & silicone or rubber spatula. Dust it lightly with some powdered sugar or drizzle an orange glaze over it. I served it with a spoonful of whipped cream & some fresh blackberries. It would be nice with blueberries or strawberries as well. I hope you enjoy it."
 
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Ready In:
50mins
Ingredients:
8
Yields:
1 cake
Serves:
16
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ingredients

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directions

  • Whisk eggs & sugar together till well combined.
  • Add orange & lemon zest.
  • Stir in olive oil & orange juice.
  • Stir flour & baking powder in with silicone spatula, do not over mix, batter will be slightly lumpy.
  • Pour into greased 8" bundt or round cake pan.
  • Bake at 350 for 45 minutes.
  • Cool in pan for 5 minutes then turn out onto wire rack.

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Reviews

  1. Miss Plumcake
    Finally, a simple all-natural orange cake that actually tastes of oranges!<br/><br/>I used the zest of two large navel oranges instead of an orange and a lemon because it took two oranges to yield 1/2 cup of fresh juice.<br/><br/>I also used my immersion blender to process the zest with the sugar so the sugar gets infused with the orange oil and makes for a more intense orange flavor than just adding the zest alone.<br/><br/>When I want something traditionally Spanish/North African I replace half the flour with ground almonds and almost always add a teaspoon of good French brandy just to add some depth.<br/><br/>I cook this in a large gratin dish and serve it plain, though I bet it would be delicious with a pillow of cardamom-scented softly whipped cream.
     
  2. BlackWarriorQueen
    Very good recipe. I added 1/4 cup more oil as the first finished product came out a little dry and I used the zest and juice of one orange and made up the rest with bottled lemon juice. Doubled the recipe and baked in a 10in round pan and served with a vanilla glaze. YUM!!!!!
     
  3. hamideh63005
    I found this recipe very simple and yet delicious. It took me less time to bake it than what is stated.
     
  4. Angela Curtis
    Made with a simple orange glaze. I loved this dense moist little cake. It was fairly simple to make once you have the zest and it's pretty basic on hand ingredients
     
  5. Janelle T.
    Made this twice and both times turn out well. I used coconut sugar the 2nd time. It's good but do end up with a brown cake. I also add orange syrup after the cake is cooked and it gives the cake more orange flavour and moist. My kids prefer to eat while it's warm and add cream.
     
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  1. Miss Plumcake
    Finally, a simple all-natural orange cake that actually tastes of oranges!<br/><br/>I used the zest of two large navel oranges instead of an orange and a lemon because it took two oranges to yield 1/2 cup of fresh juice.<br/><br/>I also used my immersion blender to process the zest with the sugar so the sugar gets infused with the orange oil and makes for a more intense orange flavor than just adding the zest alone.<br/><br/>When I want something traditionally Spanish/North African I replace half the flour with ground almonds and almost always add a teaspoon of good French brandy just to add some depth.<br/><br/>I cook this in a large gratin dish and serve it plain, though I bet it would be delicious with a pillow of cardamom-scented softly whipped cream.
     

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