Lidia’s Olive Oil Cake Recipe

Today I am going to share with you about my another challenging experiment with the olive oil cake recipe, which is one of the most tender,  smooth, and fluffy dessert items. Yes! We have served this delicious cake not only as a beautiful birthday cake but also as a welcome dish and dessert item. 

At the eleventh hour, it offers a mild-blowing gesture at your dinner table. Adding no extra artificial decoration, it lightly highlights the best cake of olive oil and lemon flavor. 

This one is so rich that it can’t be denied any now. This trendy cake is spread all over the world from native Italian American restaurants. Hence, I can’t resist any more sharing its top to bottom steps with you. Let’s start!

Lidia's Olive Oil Cake Recipe

Lidia’s Olive Oil Cake Recipe

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Recipe by Lindsay G. Cabral Cuisine: AmericanDifficulty: Medium


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Making any dessert item is much easier than any other recipe. And here this fabulous olive oil drizzled cake needs just some basic ingredients like – seasonings, seasonal fresh fruits, whipped cream, flour, brown sugar with buttermilk, etc other additional elements. Those turn into a mixture and ensure delicious, mild moisture and a rich flavored olive oil cake.


  • Ricotta cheese – 1 cup.

  • Sugar- 1 cup.

  • Olive oil- half cup.

  • Lemon zest- 1

  • All-purpose flour – 1 cup.

  • Almond meal flour – 1 tsp.

  • Eggs- 3 large. 

  • Baking powder-  1 tsp

  • Baking soda- half tsp. 

  • Salt- a pinch of.

  • Tools
  • Spatula 

  • A large bowl

  • An oven.

how to make Lidia’s Olive Oil Cake

  • Combine ricotta cheese and olive oil: Take a large mixing bowl.  Put 1 cup of ricotta cheese and a half cup of olive oil. Mix them a little.
  • Add lemon zest: To get a lemon flavor, add a half tsp of lemon zest. Use a micro-plane to grind the zest.
    Add lemon zest
  • Add sugar: Next, you need to add 2 cups of brown sugar and whisk them very finely as they are completely combined and all the little chunks are gone away.
  • Put 3 whole eggs: Now, crack 3 eggs and put the whole amount into the mix one by one. Whisk them again with a fork. Make them a fluffy mixture.
  • Add all flour items: Next,  take another mixing bowl. Pour the 2 cups of all-purpose flour, 1 cup of almond meal flour, 1 tsp of baking powder, and a half tsp of baking soda with a pinch of salt. Mix them finely. Then. Transfer them into the wet mixture. Combine again.
  •  Go for the baking process: Next,  you need to go through the baking process. Take a nine-inch springform pan and grease it with a tsp of butter. Then pour the batter into it.
     Go for the baking process
  •  Bake and back: Preheat the oven to 200 degrees and bake the batter for 30 to 50 minutes. Bring the cake, when it gets dry texture and deep brown on the top.
     Bake and back
  •  Let it cool: Now, place them on a cooling rack and let the cake cool completely.
    Let it cool
  • Sprinkle sugar: Next, transfer the cake to a parchment paper baking sheet and sprinkle some white powder sugar on the cake top. Give some whipped cream toppings onto the lying top.
    Sprinkle sugar
  • Serve: Start the decor very gently. Add some lemon slices for enhancing its fresh and mint flavors. Before serving, add a few mint green leaves to it. It gives an incredible fresh mint fragrance and green colors with a tart flavor. So, it’s now lightly fresh and delicious.

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Nutrition Facts:

Protein5 gr
Calcium35 mg


Adding the lemon zest and mild olive oil along with flavorful cinnamon, altogether makes this cake very fresh and tender. Its tangy and lemon aroma adds a new dimension to your dessert item. Variable seasonings and flavors you can apply to this cake very easily, as you are going to make this cake at your home and follow my invariable steps. Let’s have a single layer of this delicious olive oil cake and fall in love forever!

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