Orange Olive Oil Cake

This orange olive oil cake is packed with amazing orange flavor! Thanks to the olive oil, the cake is perfectly moist and incredibly delicious! If you want a citrus filled dessert to impress, this is the recipe you need!

Orange Olive Oil Cake sitting on a white cake stand


Do you remember my mini chocolate peppermint patty cupcakes that had the olive oil in them? They were so moist and perfect I had to try it again with this orange olive oil cake. This time I had an amazing olive oil I got from my Try the World Spain box. Just tasting it, I knew immediately that it would pair with orange well.

Orange Olive Oil Cake Recipe Notes

With olive oil cakes, it's important to not add too much olive oil. Yes, it will make them incredibly moist, but olive oil itself has its own flavor that sometimes doesn't go well with other flavors. My first cake test for this recipe definitely had way too much of it. The flavor was overbearing and sort of.. well, unpleasant. I made some tweaks to my recipe and tried it again. I am one pleased lady with the results.

overhead view of an orange olive oil bundt cake

To finish off the orange olive oil cake I made an orange glaze and poured it over top of the cake to soak in. Because the top of the cake was domed when it came out of the oven, I leveled it and that became the bottom that soaked up all the left over glaze that ran off the cake. It was scrumptious.

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A bundt cake with oranges on a cake stand.

Orange Olive Oil Cake

Orange olive oil cake is packed with amazing orange flavor! Thanks to olive oil, the cake is perfectly moist and incredibly delicious! 
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour 23 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 43 minutes
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 16
Calories 354 kcal


  • 1 cup butter room temperature
  • 2 tablespoon olive oil
  • 2 cups granulated sugar
  • 6 large eggs
  • ½ cup fresh orange juice
  • 2 tablespoon orange zest (zest of 2 large oranges)
  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon salt


  • ¼ cup fresh orange juice
  • 1 teaspoon orange zest
  • ¾ cup powdered sugar



  • Preheat oven to 325 degrees. Grease a <a href="">Nordic Ware Heritage Bundt Pan</a><img src="" width="1" height="1" border="0" alt="" style="border:none !important; margin:0px !important;" />(aff. link) or any other bundt pan. Be careful to not add an excess amount of grease in the grooves. Dust the pan with flour and tap out any extra into the garbage. Set aside.
  • In a large mixing bowl, add in the butter, olive oil and granulated sugar. Mix with a hand mixer until light and fluffy.
  • Add in the eggs one at a time and mix until thoroughly mixed. Scrape down the sides.
  • Add in the orange juice and zest and mix until combined.
  • Add in the flour, baking powder and salt. Mix until just combined.
  • Pour the batter into the prepared bundt pan and spread evenly. Tap the pan on the counter to fill in any holes.
  • Place in the oven and let bake for 1 hour and 20 - 30 minutes. Mine took 1 hour 23 minutes exactly.
  • Let it cool for 25 - 30 minutes and then turn out onto a cake stand. If the cake is domed and needs leveled, let the cake cool completely and then level it.
  • Using a skewer or toothpick, poke some holes into the cake to help soak up the glaze.


  • In a small dish, add in the orange juice, zest and powdered sugar. Whisk to combine.
  • Pour the glaze over the cooled cake. Pour slowly so it soaks in and doesn't just run off.
  • Slice and serve!


Serving: 1sliceCalories: 354kcalCarbohydrates: 50gProtein: 4gFat: 15gSaturated Fat: 8gCholesterol: 100mgSodium: 201mgPotassium: 109mgSugar: 31gVitamin A: 480IUVitamin C: 7mgCalcium: 33mgIron: 1.5mg

(Nutrition facts are an estimate and not guaranteed to be accurate. Please see a registered dietitian for special diet advice.)

A beautiful bundt cake flavored with oranges and olive oil

So, I bought a subscription to Try the World. It's $39 every two months and you get 7 to 8 items from a different country each time. If you click through here, you'll get a free Paris box when you buy the Spain box. Pretty good deal! I haven't tried it yet, but I saw that also have a new box with just snacks from around the world. That sounds pretty awesome too!

Try the World Spain Box


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  1. BEAUTIFUL! And I bet it is just as delicious, can't wait to try it. I use olive oil all the time, sometimes with butter. So glad it is good for you. Keep those recipes coming.

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