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Vegan Olive Oil Cake

  • Total Time: 1 hour
  • Yield: 10 slices 1x
  • Diet: Vegan


This Fluffy Vegan Olive Oil Cake Recipe is the definition of a pantry staple dessert, made with just 10 ingredients. No special equipment is required to bake! 


Units Scale
  • 3/4 cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 1/2 cup nondairy yogurt
  • 1 cup unsweetened nondairy milk
  • 1 TBS apple cider vinegar, lemon juice, or white vinegar
  • 1 cup organic raw sugar (or organic cane sugar if that’s what you have)
  • 1 TBS vanilla extract, optional
  • 2 cups all purpose flour
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp salt
  • More yogurt and berries, for topping


  1. Preheat your oven to 350 degrees F. Line a deep 8 or 9 inch cake pan with a circle of parchment paper. Spray or drizzle with some olive oil to help with an easy release post-baking.
  2. In a large bowl, mix together olive oil, yogurt milk, vinegar, lemon juice, sugar, and vanilla extract. Set aside. In a smaller bowl, whisk flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt.
  3. Carefully combine wet and dry ingredients, taking caution to not over mix but also insuring that all flour is hydrated. Your batter should be fairly thick.
  4. Pour batter into prepared cake tin and bake for 45 minutes. Poke with a toothpick or knife to check for doneness. No crumbs should stick to the toothpick once inserted. Bake for 5-15 minutes if needed.
  5. Let cake cool completely in the pan, for about 30 minutes. Top with yogurt and berries. Cake will keep for up to 5 days on the counter, covered.


Be sure to use an extra-virgin olive oil here, as you can really taste the difference. Olive oil should be stored in a dark place and come in a tinted bottle, as light exposure impacts the flavor.

  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 45 minutes
  • Category: Dessert
  • Method: Baking
  • Cuisine: American


  • Serving Size: 1 slice
  • Calories: 368 calories
  • Sugar: 29.9 grams
  • Sodium: 254 milligrams
  • Fat: 17.4 grams
  • Saturated Fat: 2.4 grams
  • Unsaturated Fat: 15 grams
  • Trans Fat: 0 grams
  • Carbohydrates: 49.9 grams
  • Fiber: 1.2 grams
  • Protein: 4.3 grams
  • Cholesterol: 0 milligrams

Keywords: vegan cake