Tipsy Olive Oil Cake

May 6, 2019

Author Notes: As if olive oil cake needs even more, adjust this basic recipe by using brown sugar and bourbon to deepen flavor. top with a marscapone whipped topping and fresh figs if you have them. Delicious!Angie Grover

Makes: 1 cake
Prep time: 15 min
Cook time: 1 hrs


  • 2 cups all purpose flour
  • 1 3/4 cups brown sugar
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons kosher salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 1/3 cups extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 1/4 cups whole milk
  • 3 large eggs
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons grated orange zest
  • 1/4 cup fresh blood orange juice
  • 1/4 cup Koval bourbon whiskey
In This Recipe


  1. Pre-heat oven to 350 F. Spray 9" round, 2" deep springform cake pan. Cut parchment paper to line the bottom.
  2. In bowl, measure all dry ingredients (flour through baking powder) and whisk together.
  3. In a larger bowl, measure all wet ingredients (olive oil through bourbon) and whisk together.
  4. Add dry ingredients to the larger bowl and whisk until just combined.
  5. Pour batter into prepared ban and bake for 1 hour util top is golden and cake tester comes out clean. Transfer to wire rack and cool for 30 min.
  6. Remove springform pan and let cool completely before topping.

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