Welcome! I am so happy you chose to gather around my table. My name is Mia Swinehart and I am a registered dietitian with a passion for simple healthy recipes, women's hormonal health, and overall wellness!
Perfectly moist, subtly sweet, lemony olive oil cake. The absolute best gluten free, dairy free, and refined sugar free treat!
This is seriously one of my new favorite recipes! I honestly could not get enough- I made a second batch as soon as we finished the first LOL.
It’s so perfect with your morning coffee or tea, or as an after dinner treat.
The texture and flavor are spot on. The olive oil adds the perfect moistness- you really can’t taste the olive oil flavor! If you’ve never tried olive oil in baked goods- just trust me! I use it in these epic chocolate chip cookies, one of the top recipes on the site.
I swear I could eat this every day. I mean look at that texture?! This reminds me of something my Italian Grandma or aunts would make. It’s simple and delicious; I absolutely love anything lemon!
It’s a nice change of pace from chocolatey desserts. It’s light and fresh, and just the right amount of sweet.
For the powdered sugar topping, I like to use a monk fruit powdered sugar. But you can of course use regular if that’s what you have!
As for the flour, I have only tested this with gluten free all purpose flour. I can’t say what results you’ll get with substitutions, but you can always experiment!
Depending on what milk variety you use, this cake can also be completely nut free. I feel like most gluten free desserts these days have nuts in them, so I love making some that are completely allergy friendly. Such a win for parties or family gatherings where there is a nut allergy!
I can’t wait for you all to dive into this deliciously moist lemon olive oil cake. I know you will fall in love with it like I did!
Be sure to let me know below what you think 🙂 Enjoy!