Lemon Berry Olive Oil Cake

So if you follow me on Instagram, you will know that I fully ate three quarters of this cake all to myself. I went back for “just one more bite” about thirty times until the cake was just about gone, because I simply couldn’t help myself…

Do I have regrets about demolishing a cake in the span of a half hour that could easily have feed ten people? No, because that’s how good this cake is. It was absolutely worth every bite, and the subsequent trip to the gym the next morning for a gnarly work out sesh.

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The flavour combination in the cake is seriously thebom.com. The scent of lemon with the olive oil, tart berries in combination with the sweet, tangy lemon graze… seriously you guys, this cake is literally EVERYTHING. I can truly say that I would happily eat a slice of this cake everyday and never tire of it.

Not to mention the olive oil in this cake, keeps it insanely moist for days after it’s baked, so if you’re not like me and can actually exercise some self control… you can enjoy this cake all week long. Bonus!

So I’m not going to chit chat too much more about it because, you need to make this cake… like ASAP. Immediately. Dooo it!

Happy Baking!

KP xoxo

Lemon Berry Olive Oil Cake with Greek Yogurt Glaze

Things you need…

Berry Olive Oil Cake
1/3 cup olive oil
Juice & zest of 1 large lemon
1 tsp vanilla
2 eggs, room temp
1 cup sour cream (preferably full fat)
3/4 cup frozen mixed berries, smashed up a bit ** See Note (I used Raspberries & Blackberries)
1 1/2 cup all purpose flour
1 cup granulated sugar
2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt

Greek Yogurt Glaze
1/4 cup plain Greek yogurt
1 cup icing sugar

How to make…

Preheat oven to 350 degrees and grease a 10 inch round baking pan. Set aside.

In a large mixing bowl, whisk together flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt.  Make a well in the center and set aside.

In a medium bowl, whisk together olive oil, granulated sugar, eggs, lemon zest, lemon juice, sour cream and vanilla until smooth and everything is evenly combined. Pour the wet ingredients into the dry and use a spatula to fold the wet ingredients into the dry until it is combined and there are no lumps.

Pour half of the batter into prepared cake pan. Sprinkle half of your smashed up frozen berries over the top. Pour remaining batter on top and sprinkle the top with the remaining berries.

** Note: I like to smash up my frozen berries a bit because I find this helps create more of a fruity swirl throughout the whole cake rather than just having chunks of berries. However if you would prefer to just have your cake dotted with berries, you can simply add the berries whole.

Place on the center rack of your oven to bake for 40-45 minutes or until the top is golden and the center of the cake is set to the touch or a skewer comes out clean when inserted in the center.

While your cake bakes, prepare your glaze by simply whisking the icing sugar and the Greek yogurt together until smooth.

Remove from oven and allow to cool for 30 minutes before drizzling generously with Greek yogurt glaze. Enjoy!

 

6 thoughts on “Lemon Berry Olive Oil Cake

  1. This cake looks so simple an elegant. The crumb texture looks amazing!! Pinning. I’m a picker—even when I have had my share, I will continue to pick on the food little by little until I’ve eaten another whole portion or more! 🙂

  2. Hi,

    This looks delicious! Could you clarify where the 1 cup of granulated sugar is supposed to go? It’s listed in the ingredients but not mentioned in the instructions.

    Thanks!

  3. Hi there! I want to start by saying how much I love your blog and recipes!! All the recipes have turned out DELISH!…with the exception of this cake yesterday. Major fail. It turned out flat and tasteless. I went back and tried to pinpoint where I went wrong, and I can see it now. I followed your directions all too literally, and missed adding the sugar. DOH!! I assume it should be whisked in with the flour but was curious if you added it to the eggs instead. Can you tell me which way you added the sugar to your recipe?
    Thanks for the help!!

    1. Hi Emily!

      Oh no! So upsetting when I forget an ingredient and I can tell you I have forgotten ingredients MANY times lol. Just the other day I forgot to add sugar to a batch of baked doughnuts and they were an epic fail haha! For this recipe you can add the sugar in with the olive oil, eggs, vanilla etc 🙂

      -KP

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