Vegan Orange Olive Oil Cake

This vegan orange olive oil cake is tremendous moist and intensely flavorful! It is a easy but elegant dessert that is tremendous straightforward to make. You solely want one bowl and no electrical mixer!

Vegan Orange Olive Oil Cake on a plate with orange slices and mint leaves.

If you end up in want of a brilliant easy dessert recipe that is positive to impress, that is your cake!

I do know what you are in all probability pondering, or no less than I do if the idea of an olive oil cake is new to you. It is in all probability the identical factor my husband mentioned after I first advised him that I used to be engaged on an orange olive oil cake recipe.


That is what he mentioned! And I get it. In the event you’ve by no means baked with olive oil the concept may appear a bit bizarre. Olive oil tastes like olives. Do we would like olives in our dessert?

We do!

Whereas the olive notes are detectable on this cake, the cake does not style in any respect like olives. The flavour is an undertone, and a gentle one at that. It’s going to complement the candy, brilliant flavors from the orange juice and zest that we’ll be utilizing. Belief me.

This cake can also be tremendous moist. I fed it to my household (non-vegans, by the way in which) and was advised that the flavour and texture put in on par with a brilliant moist pound cake.

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Elements You may Want

  • Olive oil.
  • Orange juice. Watch out right here, as not all orange juice is vegan. Some manufacturers are fortified with animal derived vitamin D3 or fish-based omega 3’s. So verify the substances. Or higher but, squeeze your personal orange juice. You may want to purchase oranges to provide orange zest anyway.
  • Non-dairy milk. Nearly any selection apart from canned coconut milk will work high-quality. Attempt oat milk, almond milk, soy milk, or cashew milk. Simply be certain no matter you employ is unflavored and unsweetened.
  • Orange zest. See, I advised you you’d want this!
  • Vanilla extract.
  • Flour. I’ve solely examined the recipe with all-purpose wheat flour (also called white flour), so I am unable to promise outcomes with another selection.
  • Sugar. Be certain that to make use of natural sugar. Typical granulated sugar is usually processed utilizing animal bone char.
  • Baking powder.
  • Baking soda.
  • Salt.
  • Powdered sugar. That is for topping our cake, and it’s very elective. In the event you do use it, be certain it is natural.

How It is Made

The next is an in depth photograph tutorial on learn how to make this dish. Scroll all the way in which down if you would like to skip proper to the recipe!

Measuring cup with liquid ingredients for orange cake.

Stir your moist substances collectively in a small container, equivalent to a liquid measuring cup. This contains your olive oil, orange juice, non-dairy milk, orange zest, and vanilla. Be certain that every little thing is at room temperature.

Whisk mixing dry cake ingredients in a mixing bowl.

Whisk your dry substances collectively in a big mixing bowl. This contains your flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, and salt.

Tip: The acidity out of your orange juice could trigger the non-dairy milk to curdle once you mix them, significantly for those who’re utilizing a high-protein selection like soy milk. That is nothing to fret about.

Hand with spoon stirring cake batter in a glass bowl.

Pour the moist substances into the bowl with the dry substances and stir every little thing collectively till easy. Cease stirring as quickly as you have gotten out most (not essentially all) of the lumps.

Hand with spatula smoothing cake batter in a cake pan.

Pour the batter into an oiled and floured 9-inch cake pan, smoothing out the highest with a spatula if wanted. Pop the pan into the oven and bake the cake till a toothpick inserted into the middle comes out clear.

White wooden surface set with Vegan Orange Olive Oil Cake, tea cup, and cake slice on a plate.

Let the cake cool within the pan on a wire rack, ensuring it is utterly cool earlier than inverting it onto a plate. Optionally high your cake with some powdered sugar. I prefer to garnish mine with some mint leaves and orange slices.

Shelf Life & Storage

Vegan orange olive oil cake will hold in an hermetic container at room temperature for about 4 days or within the freezer for about 3 months.

Ceaselessly Requested Questions

Can this cake be made gluten-free?

I have not tried making a gluten-free model, however I feel the recipe would work with an all-purpose gluten-free flour mix.

Can I substitute one other kind of oil for the olive oil?

Positive. The cake will not be an olive oil cake (clearly), and the flavour and texture is likely to be a bit completely different, however the recipe ought to work simply high-quality with nearly any kind of baking oil.

Can I make this right into a layer cake?

Positively! Somewhat than splitting up the batter (which could require some adjustment to the bake time), I would suggest doubling the recipe and baking it in two cake pans. Attempt frosting and filling it with my vegan buttercream frosting or vegan chocolate frosting.

Slice of Vegan Orange Olive Oil Cake on a plate with two orange slices on top.

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Vegan Orange Olive Oil Cake on a Plate with mint leaves and orange slices on top.

Vegan Orange Olive Oil Cake

This vegan orange olive oil cake is tremendous moist and intensely flavorful! It is a easy but elegant dessert that is tremendous straightforward to make. You solely want one bowl and no electrical mixer!


  • ½
    olive oil

  • cup
    orange juice
    (Word 1)

  • cup
    unflavored and unsweetened non-dairy milk
  • 1
    orange zest
    (Word 2)
  • 1
    vanilla extract
  • 1 ¾
    all-purpose flour
  • 1
    natural granulated sugar
  • 1
    baking powder
  • ½
    baking soda
  • ½
  • Natural powdered sugar,
    for serving (elective)


  1. Preheat the oven to 350°F.

  2. Frivolously oil and flour the underside of a 9-inch spherical cake pan.

  3. In a small container equivalent to a liquid measuring cup, stir collectively the olive oil, orange juice, milk, orange zest, and vanilla.

  4. Whisk the flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, and salt collectively in a big mixing bowl.

  5. Pour the liquid combination into the bowl with the dry substances and stir the batter till nearly the entire lumps are out. It does not have to be completely easy.

  6. Pour the batter into the ready cake pan.

  7. Bake the cake for about 25 minutes, till a toothpick inserted into the middle comes out clear.

  8. Place the pan on a cooling rack and let the cake cool utterly.

  9. As soon as the cake is cool, fastidiously invert it onto a plate.

  10. Optionally sprinkle the cake with powdered sugar. Slice and serve.

Recipe Notes

  1. Be sure you verify the substances if utilizing store-bought orange juice, as many manufacturers include animal-derived components. If utilizing freshly squeezed, you will want about two decent-sized oranges.
  2. Two oranges must be greater than sufficient to offer you this quantity of zest.

Vitamin Info

Vegan Orange Olive Oil Cake

Quantity Per Serving (1 slice (⅛ of cake))

Energy 310
Energy from Fats 117

% Each day Worth*

Fats 13g20%

Saturated Fats 1.8g9%

Sodium 235mg10%

Potassium 117mg3%

Carbohydrates 47.5g16%

Fiber 0.9g4%

Sugar 26g29%

Protein 2.9g6%

Calcium 52mg5%

Iron 1mg6%

* % Each day Values are primarily based on a 2000 calorie weight-reduction plan.