Olive Oil Cake


So this is my attempt to make a healthy cake, well at least healthier than a normal sponge cake anyway. I more or less made it up as I went along but luckily it actually turned out really well. It certainly didn’t last!!! So if you have a cake craving but know you shouldn’t really this is definitely the recipe for you.

Preparation:   20 minutes                                     Servings: 8-10 slices (depending on how Cooking time: 40 minutes                                                       thick you cut them)                   Total:                 60 minutes


For the cake:                                                             For the topping:

170g wholemeal flour                                               25g vanilla flavoured icing sugar

90g extra virgin olive oil                                         boiling water

2 eggs

30g brown sugar

3 tbsp agave nectar

1 tsp baking powder

2 tsp vanilla extract

25g candied orange peel

25g chocolate chips

25g chopped walnuts

Put the flour, olive oil, eggs, sugar, agave nectar, baking powder and vanilla extract in a big mixing bowl and mix with an electric hand mixer until soft peaks form. (I didn’t sieve the flour and it came out ok). Then add the rest of the ingredients and mix in by hand with a spatula. Put this mixture into a loaf pan (greased if not silicone), and bake at 180c for 30 minutes or until a cocktail stick comes out clean.

Once the cake has cooled, it’s time to make the icing.

Take a cocktail stick and make lots of holes all over the cake. Now put the sugar in a bowl and add boiling water so you have a thick mixture. While it’s still hot pour over the cake. This will go into all the holes you made and make the cake even more delicious!!!

Enjoy 🙂




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