Orange Almond Olive Oil Cake

Published on: 04/11/2022

This vegan olive oil cake is perfect for spring! It’s quick to make, full of flavour, and sure to please everyone!



vegan olive oil cake
vegan olive oil cake


2 Tbsp ground flax

3 Tbsp water

2 Tbsp orange zest

¾ cup sugar

½ cup olive oil

1 tsp almond extract

3 Tbsp orange juice

⅔ cup soy milk (you could likely use any plant milk here)

1 ¾ cup AP flour

1 ½ tsp baking powder

½ tsp baking soda


1 cup powdered sugar

½ tsp almond extract

3 Tbsp orange juice

Orange slices or orange zest (optional)

Slivered almonds, toasted (optional)


  1. Preheat oven to 350°F.  

  2. Grease a 9” cake pan and line the bottom with parchment paper.

  3. Make your flax egg by combining the ground flax and water in a small bowl. Let sit.

  4. Combine the orange zest and sugar in a large bowl. Mix with your hands until well combined and fragrant.

  5. Add the olive oil, almond extract, orange juice, soy milk and flax egg to the orange sugar mixture. Mix until well combined.

  6. In a separate bowl, add the dry ingredients, sifting each one, and mix.

  7. Fold the dry ingredients into the wet mixture and mix until just combined. Do not over mix.

  8. Transfer batter into the greased pan.

  9. Bake for 25-35 minutes. Toothpick should come out clean.

  10. Let cool in the pan for 5 minutes before transferring to a wire rack to cool completely.

  11. Combine the glaze ingredients together, and whisk until smooth.

  12. Drizzle glaze over cake and use an offset spatula to spread smooth.

  13. Garnish as desired. I like adding candied orange slices, and toasted slivered almonds, but get as creative as you want.



vegan cake with candied oranges
vegan cake with candied oranges

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