Orange Olive Oil Cake

Orange Olive Oil Cake

Orange Olive Oil Cake

  • Serves
  • Prep Time
    20 minutes
  • Cook Time
    35 minutes

About this recipe:

Crafted by the incredibly talented Bernice of Baran Bakery, this recipe is what olive oil cake is all about - a moist, citrus-y fresh inside (brought to you by our Original EVOO and fresh orange juice a zest) and a sweet, fruity topping (featuring our fan-favorite Fig Balsamic Vinegar). Meet your new favorite cake!  


  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/2 cup Kosterina Everyday Organic Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 3/4 cup buttermilk
  • 1/4 cup orange juice
  • Zest from 1 orange
  • 1/4 cup Grand Marnier

For the Whipped Cream:

  • 1/2 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 1 Tbsp honey

For the Carmelized Topping:

  • 1/3 lb Figs, halved
  • 3 Tbsp honey
  • 2 Tbsp Kosterina Fig Balsamic Vinegar


  1. Preheat the oven to 350F & grease & line and 8 inch pan.
  2. In a medium bowl whisk together the flour, baking soda & salt. Set aside.
  3. In a large bowl whisk together the olive oil & sugar until they're well combined. Add the buttermilk, orange juice and zest and whisk until the mixture is smooth.
  4. Fold in the dry ingredients just until combined & pour into the prepared pan. Bake for about 30 minutes. When the cake is fully baked it should release itself from the edges of the pan and spring back when you press the center.
  5. Once the cake has cooled, place the heavy whipping cream in a deep bowl and use an electric mixer on high speed to beat the cream.
  6. When the cream reaches stiff peaks, add the honey and mix just until combined.
  7. Place the cream on top of the cooled cake.
  8. In a medium saucepan, over medium-low heat, caramelize the figs, honey and balsamic vinegar for just 1-2 minutes. The sauce will thicken as it cools so don't cook it longer.
  9. Allow the figs and sauce to cool a  little and then drizzle over the cake.