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Zesty Citrus Olive Oil Cake

This recipe was lovingly supplied by Kaye and is made using extra virgin olive oil and citrus fruits.

Time 1 Hour
Skill Level Intermediate

Ingredients List

Serves 2
  • 2 medium egg whites
  • 160 g caster sugar
  • 2 tsp orange zest (finely grated )
  • 2 tsp lemon zest (finely grated )
  • 125 ml extra virgin olive oil
  • 185 g self-raising flour
  • 0.25 cup water
  • 0.25 cup orange juice


  1. Preheat oven to 180°C. Line a 20cm round cake tin with cooking paper.
  2. Beat the egg whites and sugar in a large bowl until white and thick (before soft peak stage).
  3. Add the orange and lemon zest, then stir in the olive oil.
  4. Stir in the sifted flour alternately with the water and orange juice.
  5. Pour into the prepared tin.
  6. Bake for 45 minutes or until a skewer comes out clean.
  7. Leave in the tin for five minutes before turning out onto a cake rack to cool. Dust with icing sugar.