Overhead view of a slice of olive oil cake on a plate with 2 small slices of orange on the side and a rose next to the plate

Olive Oil Cake

Olive Oil Cake made with pumpkin puree and rose water
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Cooling Time 10 minutes
Total Time 1 hour
Servings 3 people
Calories 863kcal
Author Healing Tomato


For the Olive Oil Cake

For the Icing


To Bake the Cake

  • Preheat Oven to 350°
  • In a large bowl, sieve the unbleached all purpose flour
  • Add vegan sugar
  • Add baking powder, salt and baking soda
  • Add fresh orange juice
  • Add Goya Organics Premium Olive Oil
  • Add pumpkin puree to the bowl and mix
  • Add almond milk
  • Optional: Add 1/8 tsp vanilla essence and 1/8 tsp rose water to the batter
  • Mix well and set aside
  • Lightly oil two 5.75" x 3" pan
  • Slowly pour the cake batter into the pan
  • Fill it up about 3/4 of the way. Use the remainder in the 2nd pan
  • Smooth top of the cake and gently tap the pan on a flat surface to remove air bubbles
  • Place the pans in the oven on the bottom rack
  • At about the 35 minute mark, gently pierce the side of the cake with a toothpick
  • If it comes out clean with no liquid on it, the cake is ready.
  • Turn off the heat, but, do not remove the cake from the oven. 
  • Move cake to the top rack and keep the oven door closed for about 5 more min
  • Let it cool to room temperature

To make the Icing

  • In a small bowl add the vegan powdered sugar and almond milk
  • Add vanilla essence and rose water to the bowl; Mix well
  • Drizzle the icing on top of the cake and set it aside for about 10 minutes
  • Serve with milk or coffee



- You can substitute all purpose for cake flour or pastry flour
- To make vegan powdered sugar, you can take regular vegan sugar and blend it until its powdered.  I found that coffee grinders do a great job of blending the sugar


Calories: 863kcal | Carbohydrates: 122g | Protein: 9g | Fat: 37g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Sodium: 1291mg | Potassium: 256mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 56g | Vitamin A: 6395IU | Vitamin C: 12.5mg | Calcium: 125mg | Iron: 4.6mg