This is one of those treats that you make for afternoon tea or to your moms house for a visit! Orrrrr, if you’re like me, for breakfast 🤣
My mom’s husband hooked us up with a case of ‘damaged’ olive oil that was going to be thrown away, even though it was just dented a bit. Don’t get be started on big business food practices!
My beautiful Terrisa enlightened me to something called an olive oil cake which I’ve never even heard of before but knew I needed to try for y’all! I got my inspiration from Meggan Hill over at Culinary Hill. I tweaked it a bit to my personal tastes and easier, cheaper ingredients.
I loooooove it so hard! There will be plenty of these in my future! Using the olive oil certainly made it a different texture than a classic ‘cake’ and gave it a whole other level of flavor that danced on my taste buds beautifully! Swan lake!
- 2 cups organic flour
- 1 tsp baking soda
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 1/2 cup vegan sugar
- 1/3 cup EVOO (extra virgin olive oil)
- 1 cup almond milk (or your favorite non dairy milk)
- 1 lemon, juiced and zested
- 1 cup powdered sugar
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
- Mix 1 tbsp of your lemon juice and half of the zest into the almond milk and let sit for a few minutes to make your vegan ‘buttermilk’.
- In a medium sized bowl, mix your flour, baking soda and salt together and set aside.
- In a large bowl, whisk the EVOO and sugar together. Then add the ‘buttermilk’ mixture and whisk until well combined.
- Fold flour mixture into the EVOO mixture until just incorporated.
- Pour thick batter into a greased loaf pan and smooth out the top.
- Bake for about 45-50 minutes. Use ye ol toothpick trick to test your cake.
- While cake is cooling, mix up your icing/glaze. This is going to be a by preference type of recipe, whether you want it thinner to pour over like a glaze or a bit thicker to pipe on decoratively.
- I start with about a cup of powdered sugar and add the rest of my lemon juice and zest. If you need more liquid, add a little bit of almond milk at a time to thin it out. If you’ve gone too thin, don’t fret, you can always add a little more powdered sugar to thicken it up. For an example, make sure to watch the video!