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Olive Oil Cake with Chocolate Buttercream Frosting

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Olive Oil Cake with Chocolate Buttercream Frosting- A moist layer cake made with olive oil instead of traditional butter or canola oil. The final touch? A creamy chocolate buttercream frosting that goes perfectly with it!

Olive Oil Cake- Big Green House #oliveoil #cake #dessert #layercake

It’s a “let’s have a big slice of cake” kinda day. Don’t you think?

Honestly, for me, it is. Because, truth time- – I had a slice for breakfast. I don’t normally do that, but, gosh, this cake is really yummy and I couldn’t resist sneaking a slice. 🤭

What Ingredients are Needed?

  • Flour + Salt+ Baking soda+Baking powder
  • Vanilla
  • Sugar
  • Eggs
  • Plain Greek yogurt ( or sour cream)
  • Olive oil
  • Water
  • Additional for frosting: Unsweetened cocoa powder, butter, milk & powdered sugar
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Do I Have to Use Olive Oil? No, if you don’t want to use it, feel free to replace it with the same amount of melted butter.

No Powdered Sugar on Hand? Make it homemade!

Don’t Want to Make a Layer Cake? This batter can also be use for a 9 x 13 pan, cupcakes or a bundt pan. Check out the notes in the recipe card for baking times.

Alternatives to Chocolate Buttercream Frosting?

This cake will go great with a whole variety of frostings! A few ideas to check out ↴

Olive Oil Cake- Big Green House #oliveoil #cake #dessert #layercake

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Yield: 8-10 slices

Olive Oil Cake

Olive Oil Cake- Big Green House #oliveoil #cake #dessert #layercake

Olive Oil Cake with Chocolate Buttercream Frosting- A moist layer cake made with olive oil instead of traditional butter or canola oil. The final touch? A creamy chocolate buttercream frosting that goes perfectly with it!

Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Cooling + Frosting Time 1 hour
Total Time 2 hours

Ingredients

FOR CAKE:

  • 2 1/2 cups flour
  • 1 1/2 cups sugar
  • 3/4 tsp baking soda 
  • 3/4 tsp baking powder
  • dash of salt
  • 3/4 cup plain Greek yogurt
  • 1 cup olive oil
  • 3/4 cup water
  • 1 tsp vanilla 
  • 4 eggs

FOR FROSTING:

  • 1 cup ( 2 sticks) butter, softened
  • 1 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 4 cups powdered sugar
  • 1/4-1/2 cup milk

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease 2- 9 inch round baking pans.
  2. In a bowl, whisk together flour, sugar, baking soda, baking powder and salt. Then, mix in yogurt, oil, water, vanilla and eggs.
  3. Mix until just combined and most lumps are removed.
  4. Spread batter evenly into baking pans. Bake 25-30 minutes or until toothpick inserted comes out clean.
  5. Let cakes cool completely before frosting.


FOR FROSTING:

  1. Beat butter and vanilla until creamy. On low speed, gradually add in cocoa powder and sugar. Add in milk until desired consistency is reached. Frost on cooled cake.

Notes

  • For 9 x 13 baking pan: Bake 20-25 minutes
  • For bundt: Bake 40-45 minutes
  • For cupcakes (24): Bake 20-25 minutes

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

10

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 674Total Fat: 25gSaturated Fat: 4gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 19gCholesterol: 77mgSodium: 194mgCarbohydrates: 104gFiber: 2gSugar: 74gProtein: 10g

All information and tools presented and written within this site are intended for informational purposes only. I am not a certified nutritionist and any nutritional information on abiggreenhouse.com should only be used as a general guideline. This information is provided as a courtesy and there is no guarantee that the information will be completely accurate

frugal hausfrau

Tuesday 3rd of March 2020

What a show stopper! It looks incredibly moist and I love the decorations! Thanks for sharing at Fiesta Friday!

Mollie

Erin

Wednesday 4th of March 2020

Thanks Mollie!

Miz Helen

Monday 2nd of March 2020

I would love a slice of this delicious cake! Thanks so much for sharing with us at Full Plate Thursday,473 and hope you are having a great week! Miz Helen

Erin

Wednesday 4th of March 2020

Thank you for the party Miz Helen!

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