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  • Writer's pictureShelby Jackson

Olive Oil Cake (gf)

Deliciously moist olive oil cake made with a gluten free flour blend and monkfruit sweetener.

The infamous olive oil cake took storm after Kourtney Kardashian posted Little House Confections on her Instagram story. It's a beautiful cake dusted with powdered sugar and traditional made with orange and lemon to add a citrus note.

I have been wanting to recreate this decadent olive oil cake for weeks and finally decided to create a gluten free version and made with monk fruit sweetener for a healthier alternative. I've got to say...I nailed this one. It has a mild almond flavor and melts in your mouth bite after bite.

Ready to make an Olive Oil Cake? Let's get to it!

Ingredients: 1 1/4 c. extra-virgin olive oil, plus more for pan 1 c. granulated monkfruit sweetener 3 large eggs 2 tbsp. freshly grated orange zest 1 tbsp. freshly grated lemon zest 2 tsp. almond extract 2 c. 1:1 gluten free flour 1/3 c. almond flour 2 tsp. baking powder 1/2 tsp. baking soda 1/2 tsp. salt 3 tbsp. freshly squeezed orange juice (from 1 large orange) 3 tbsp. freshly squeezed lemon juice (from 2 medium lemons)

2 tsp powdered sugar (for dusting on top of cake)


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees and line an 9" round cake pan with parchment paper. Using your hands or a paper towel, coat the inside of your pan with olive oil. Sprinkle with granulated sugar and tap to coat inside of pan, shaking out any excess sugar.

  2. In a stand mixer fitted with a whisk attachment beat eggs, sugar, orange zest, and lemon zest until pale yellow, thick, and mixture trails off beaters in ribbons, 5-6 minutes. Slowly beat in olive oil on highest speed, streaming it down the edge of your bowl, until mixture is thick and olive oil is fully incorporated. Beat in almond extract.

  3. In a medium bowl, whisk to combine gluten free flour, almond flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt. 

  4. Add 1/3 of the dry ingredients into the bowl with the wet ingredients and beat until just combined. Beat in lemon juice, then another 1/3 of dry ingredients. Beat in orange juice, then the remaining dry ingredients until just combined.

  5. Pour batter to prepared cake pan and bake until golden and a toothpick inserted into the center of the cake comes out clean, 45-50 minutes. Let cool completely before dusting with powdered sugar.

Recipe adapted from Delish.

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