Orange and Olive Oil Cake

Prep time: 10 mins

Cook time: 1 hr

Resting time: 20 mins

Total time: 1 hr 30 min

 

INGREDIENTS

Cake

  • cup all-purpose flour
  • ¾ cup almond flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • ¾ tsp baking soda
  • ½ tsp salt
  • 3 eggs room temperature
  • cup coconut sugar
  • zest of 1 orange
  • cup olive oil
  • 1 tsp almond extract
  • ¼ cup orange juice

Glaze

  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tbsp honey

Orange Cream Cheese Frosting ( *dairy-free version linked above)

  • 230 g cream cheese
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2-3 tsps orange zest
  • ½ cup unsalted butter or ghee softened at room temperature
  • tsp salt
  • cups powdered sugar

INSTRUCTIONS

Cake

  • Preheat the oven to 180 °C and spray and line two 19cm cake pans or one 24-25cm cake pan with parchement paper.
  • In a medium bowl mix the 1½ cups all-purpose flour, ¾ cups almond flour, 1 tsp baking powder, ¾ tsp baking soda, and ½ tsp salt together.
  • In a separate bowl mix the 3 eggs, 1½ cups coconut sugar, and zest of 1 orange with a stand/handheld mixer on high speed for 3 minutes. The mixture should be light and creamy.
  • Adjust the speed of the mixer to medium-high and slowly stream in the 1 ¼ cup olive oil, followed by the almond extract and orange juice. Then adjust the mixer to a low speed or switch to a spatula and gradually add the dry ingredients. Mix until fully combined, but don't over mix.
  • Pour the batter into the pan(s) and bake for about 50-60 minutes (30-35 minutes for 2 pans) until a skewer comes out clean. The cake will brown quite a bit but that's just the coconut sugar.
  • Once the cake is out of the oven let it rest for 5 minutes before poking it with holes and pouring over the glaze. After 10 minutes tip the cake onto a cooling rack and let it cool completely. You can enjoy the cake as-is with a scoop of ice cream or frost it with the Orange Cream Cheese Frosting.

Glaze

  • Mix the honey with 1 tbsp hot water and then add the olive oil and mix until combined.

Orange Cream Cheese Frosting

  • In a large bowl using a stand/handheld mixer, beat the 230g cream cheese and butter together until smooth. Add 3 cups of powdered sugar, vanilla, salt, and zest. If you want the frosting a little thicker add a little more powdered sugar.

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