Lemon and Olive Oil Cake

Lemon and Olive Oil Cake ||

It’s Sunday and there is cake on our family plates

a soft lemony one

a cake that you could easily handle another slice (or two.)

Made quickly but with love.

Don’t ever think that something made in haste

isn’t without it’s lemony love merits,

that’s just practicality.

Lemon a dn Olive Oil Cake || cityhippyfarmgirl.com

A practical Lemon-And-Olive-Oil-Made-With-Love Father’s Day cake.

Lemon and Olive Oil Cake

4 eggs

400g caster sugar

250mls olive oil

zest of 1 large lemon

juice of 2 large lemons

450g self raising flour

In a mixer, beat eggs and sugar together until pale. Then drizzle in olive oil. Tip out to a large mixing bowl and add lemon zest and juice. Fold through self raising flour.

Pour mixture into two greased and lined cake tins or one cake tin and one muffin tray (this mixture make approximately one large cake and 8 muffins).

Bake at 180C for approximately 45-50 minutes, shorter time for muffins.


31 thoughts on “Lemon and Olive Oil Cake

  1. As we speak I’m looking at our neighbour’s massive heavy lemon tree poking up above our fence. We have a special hand-made hook/stick device to pull the lemons off (with neighbour’s permission)! I am making this cake this morning! Will report back πŸ™‚


  2. I’m glad this is something that can be made in haste – that’s often the way I have to operate. I do love the texture of cakes made with olive oil. And you asked about the catering for Miss A’s party – yes, I’m doing most of the catering but on the night I will have a caterer and an assistant in the kitchen to heat and serve the food. The caterer is also doing some of the appetisers that can only be made on the day. Even so…I think I’ve taken on too much! xx


  3. My friend Con gave me a huge bag of lemons from hs backyard tree, each one is between 200 and 300g so I may adjust the amounts in your recipe Brydie. You picked a perfect day to post this, I’m making lemon curd this afternoon and now a lemon and olive oil cake. People in my house will be smiling this evening.


  4. Most dads, in the early years of being dads, spend most of their time careening around bouncing from kids to work to home and back to kids again and if they get to stop and have a nice bit of lemon cake, home cooked for them by the loving and most wonderful mother of their children, they tend to count themselves as very lucky. If that lemon cake is accompanied by a bottle of their favourite beer that takes it to the next step on the rung to sublime joy πŸ˜‰


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  9. I love this recipe – the citrus flavours with the moistness of the olive oil. Has anyone tried substituting the sugar for honey to add to the health aspect?


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