This Orange Olive Oil Cake is a Spanish inspired cake recipe made with extra virgin olive oil, orange juice, orange zest, and a dark chocolate ganache topping. It’s a semisweet cake with all the benefits of healthy fats.
Preheat oven to 350°; prepare an 8-cup cake pan with oil and dusting of flour.
In a mixing bowl, sift together FLOUR, BAKING POWDER, and SALT; set aside.
In a medium sized mixing bowl, blend EGGS and SUGAR on low speed until well-combined.
Add ORANGE JUICE, OLIVE OIL, ORANGE ZEST, and ALMOND EXTRACT; blend on low speed until combined.
Add half of the dry flour mixture to wet ingredients; blend on low speed to incorporate; then add other half of dry flour mixture and blend until just combined (do not overmix).
Pour batter into prepared cake pan, place in preheated oven, and bake 25 minutes.
Remove cake from oven and toothpick test for doneness (bake another 5 minutes, if needed). When cake is done, place on a cooling rack until cake is cool to the touch. Gently turn out onto a cooling rack and allow to cool completely.
For the chocolate ganache topping:
In a microwave-safe bowl, melt CHOCOLATE and HEAVY CREAM on a medium power setting in one or two minute increments; remove bowl after each increment and whisk to combine; repeat steps until fully combined. Spread or drizzle chocolate ganache over cake as desired.Optional: garnish with sliced almonds, orange zest, or strawberries.
Pro tip: If the ganache is too thick, whisk in a splash of heavy cream and microwave another minute or so. If it's too thin, fold in a few chocolate chips and microwave another minute or so.
Serving and Storage Instructions
Serve olive oil cake at room temperature for optimal texture. Store in an airtight container at room temperature, or refrigerated, up to 2 days.
Yield: 1 8" bundt cakeServing size: 8 1-cup servingsNutrition facts are provided as a courtesy and are estimates based on unbranded ingredients acquired from a nutrition database. For accurate calculations, please refer to brand packaging information and consult your nutritionist.