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Orange & Almond Olive Oil Cake

This orange & almond olive oil cake is so delicious. It’s moist, fluffy and has that distinct but subtle almond flavor that is so addictive. 
Course Cake
Keyword Almonds, Citrus, Olive Oil, Orange, Snacking Cake
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 35 minutes
Servings 9 slices
Author Leona G.


  • Stand mixer or handheld mixer
  • Whisk
  • Spatulas
  • Mixing Bowls
  • 8 inch square pan


  • cup flour spooned and leveled
  • tsp baking powder
  • ½ tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 3 large eggs
  • 1 cup sugar
  • ½ cup olive oil
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 2 tsp orange zest
  • 3 tbs fresh orange juice
  • ½ cup almonds
  • ¼ cup powdered sugar for dusting optional


  • Preheat your oven to 350°
  • Line an 8 inch square pan with parchment paper. In a medium bowl, mix your dry ingredients and set aside. 
  • In a stand mixer fitted with a paddle attachment, add your eggs and sugar, beat for 1-2 minutes. Next add in the olive oil, sour cream, extracts, zest and juice. Mix on medium until combined. Slowly add in the dry mixture until it is all absorbed, Lastly, gently fold in the almonds using a spatula. Do not over mix. 
  • Pour the batter into your pan and bake for 30-35 minutes. Allow the cake to cool before dusting with powdered sugar. Slice and enjoy. 


  • I like to use whole almonds and crush them myself.
  • If you don’t have a stand mixer, a handheld mixture works just fine, or even a whisk.
  • Be sure all your ingredients are at room temperature.
  • Powdered sugar is totally optional, but VERY good.