I made this on Sunday for a bake sale at Perry’s office on Monday morning. It turned out beautifully!

Orange Olive Oil Cake


2 x eggs

1 1/4 cups sugar

3/4 cup extra virgin olive oil

3/4 cup 2 %milk

zest of 2 oranges or tangerines

1 cup + 2 Tbsp all purpose flour

1/4 tsp baking powder

1/4 tsp baking soda

dash salt

icing sugar for dusting


Orange Olive Oil Cake

Preheat oven to 350 °F and butter and flour a 9-inch round cake pan.

In a large bowl, whisk eggs and sugar. Add olive oil, milk and orange zest and mix well. In a separate bowl, stir flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt. Add to olive oil batter and stir just until smooth. Pour into prepared pan and bake for 40 to 50 minutes, until a tester inserted into the center of the cake comes out clean.

Let cake cool completely, then turn out onto a plate and dust with icing sugar.