This dessert is a sweet twist on a classic Italian olive oil cake and has a delicate tender crumb. It’s a simple, delicious dessert for any occasion!

Ingredients of Olive Oil-Clementine Cake

  • 5 whole clementines equalling
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup plus 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 cups plus 1 tablespoon all purpose flour
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 tablespoon sesame seeds
  • For the topping:
  • 1/2 cup orange juice
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1 cup heavy whipping cream

How to Make Olive Oil-Clementine Cake

  • In the bowl of a blender, add the clementines and process until they are a smooth pulp.
  • Put into a large bowl and whisk in the eggs, sugar, and oil.
  • Sprinkle the flour, baking powder, and salt on top of the wet ingredients.
  • Whisk them together gently and then combine with the rest of the batter.
  • Put batter into the cake pan- sprinkle with sesame seeds.
  • Bake for 45 minutes.
  • Make the syrup:
  • In a small saucepan combine the orange juice and sugar.
  • Stir until the sugar has dissolved it has reduced down a bit.
  • While cake is cooling, prick the top with a fork. Generously brush it with about half of the syrup.
  • Beat the whipped cream to medium peaks, add the rest of the syrup then continue to whip until a bit more firm.