Easy Blood Orange Olive Oil Cake

easy orange olive oil cake with a pretty pink glaze

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This is an easy cake that requires no special equipment, not even a mixer. It comes together very quickly and is out of the oven in 30 minutes! You decorate with a little sifted powdered sugar or make a glaze with a little blood orange juice.


  • 1 3/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 2/3 cup sugar (white or palm sugar)
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2/3 cup olive oil
  • 1/2 cup plain Greek yogurt
  • 2 eggs
  • juice and zest from one blood orange
  • a few drops of rose water (optional)


  1. Preheat oven to 350º and line a 9″ round cake pan with parchment paper. Spray pan woth cooking spray.
  2. Add the zest to the sugar and mix together. Then add the sugar to the rest of the dry ingredients: flour, baking soda, baking powder, and salt. Whisk together and create a well in the center.
  3. In a separate bowl, combine the eggs, olive oil, juice, Greek yogurt, rose water drops if used and whisk together. Add it to the dry ingredients and whisk or stir to combine until all dry ingredients are blended.
  4. Pour into the prepared cake pan and bake for 30 minutes. 
  5. Dust with powdered sugar or make a pink glaze with a little blood orange juice, powdered sugar, and rose water. Drizzle over the cake when it has cooled and sprinkle a few dried culinary roses or more zest.