Lemon Orange Olive Oil Bundt Cake

This Lemon Orange Olive Oil Bundt Cake is the perfect combination of sweet and citrus. 

Lemon Olive Oil Bundt CakeWhen I visited Arizona, we had the opportunity to tour an olive oil mill, the Queen Creek Olive Mill, which I found totally interesting. So much so, that I took notes in my phone during our tour, because we learned so much about olive oil that I never knew. Here are a few facts…

There are three indicators of good olive oil.

During our tour, we were given a selection of little shots of olive oil so that we could go through the steps of tasting.

1. Bitterness: to taste the bitterness, let it roll down your tongue.

2. Pungency: to taste the pungency, let it slide down your throat.

3. Fruitiness: to test the fruitiness, smell it.

There are three profiles of olive oil.

1. Delicate

2. Balanced

3. Robust 

What makes olive oil ‘extra virgin’?

Extra virgin olive oil means that it is made purely of just olives. It is the oil that is extracted from the olive without the use of any heat or solvents. It needs to meet a number of chemical characteristics or variables to be considered extra virgin, and then it is required to go to a tasting panel to determine whether it meets those attributes.

Lemon Olive Oil Bundt CakeLemon Olive Oil Bundt Cake

At the olive mill, as I discussed in this post, we were treated to different kinds of olive oil cupcakes. The one I enjoyed the most was the lemon olive oil cupcake, hence the inspiration for this recipe!

I have made lemon olive oil cake in the past, but I wanted to do something different and spice it up.

Lemon Orange Olive Oil Bundt Cake

Lemon Orange Olive Oil Bundt Cake
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Serves: 1 cake
  • 2 cups whole wheat flour
  • 1½ cups sugar
  • Zest of 1 lemon (~2 tbsp)
  • Zest of 1 orange (~2 tbsp)
  • ⅔ cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 3 eggs, beaten
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • ½ tsp salt
  • ¼ cup almond milk
  • Powdered sugar for sifting atop the cake
  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Combine the dry ingredients in a bowl or stand mixer. Stir to combine.
  3. Add in the zest, eggs, almond milk and olive oil. Use the mixer to combine and form batter.
  4. Use olive oil or olive oil spray to grease a bundt pan. Pour in batter and spread evenly.
  5. Place in the oven and bake for 30-35 minutes.
  6. When finished, remove and let cool for about ten minutes. Sift powdered sugar on top to serve.
Lemon Orange Olive Oil Bundt CakeJoin the conversation:
What’s the coolest factory/market you’ve been to? (I’ve been to the Vigo and Alessi factory. The strong smell of saffron was known to make people faint!)
What’s the weirdest yet most surprisingly delicious food combo that you love?

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  1. says

    Bundt cakes are my FAVORITE. I think it has to do with the fact that there’s so much surface area touching the pan, which creates an unbelievably moist (sorry) and delicious cake! Lemon olive oil sounds like a winning combo, girl!

    • says

      I use it every single day pretty much. And when we were at the mill we were given a few skincare products that they make/sell there and it’s amazing how good it is for your skin. I use olive oil chapstick every day it’s so good!

  2. says

    How interesting! I didn’t even know an olive oil mill was a thing! I have yet to bake with olive oil, but I LOVE the combo with lemon. This cake looks scrumptious!

  3. says

    I’ve ALWAYS wanted to know what the difference was between olive oil and extra virgin oil! Now that you wrote it out though, I realized that it made total sense. Duh lol. Any way, I’m not sure I’ve ever baked EVOO in a cake, but from what you’ve mentioned, it seems like I need to give it a shot! Especially with this cake- I love the flavor profile, Christina! :)
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  4. says

    I’ve never tried putting olive oil in a cake, and it sounds like an interesting flavor. One of my favorite factories is the Taza chocolate factory in Boston. There are so many samples, and it’s really cool to try hand ground chocolate.
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