Everyday Meals

Spiced Orange Olive Oil Cake


  • 4eggs
  • ¾ cup white sugar
  • ⅔ cup extra-virgin olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons fresh orange zest
  • 1 teaspoon Chinese five-spice powder
  • 1 ½ cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 1 pinch salt
  • Directions

  • Step 1

    Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Lightly oil and flour a loaf pan.


  • Step 2

    Beat eggs in a bowl until lightened in color. Add sugar, olive oil, orange zest, and five-spice powder and beat until smooth. Fold flour, baking powder, and salt into egg mixture until batter is just mixed. Pour batter into the prepared loaf pan.

  • Step 3

    Bake in the preheated oven until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean, about 45 minutes. Cool in the pan for 10 minutes. Remove cake from the pan and cool on a wire rack.

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