Orange Rosemary Olive Oil Cake

Orange Rosemary Olive Oil Cake is perfect for the holidays, especially Chanukah! I love the combo of peppery olive oil, sweet and zesty orange and woody rosemary. This olive oil cake has a unique fruity and peppery flavour from olive oil. Olive oil is anti-inflammatory and a great alternative to butter in baking.

Orange Rosemary Olive Oil Cake by Jesse Lane Wellness

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Orange Rosemary Olive Oil Cake for Chanukah

Orange Rosemary Olive Oil Cake Recipe

(dairy free)

Prep time: 15 minutes | Cook time: 50 minutes | Serving size: 12-16


  • 1 cup olive oil
  • 5 cups coconut sugar
  • ½ cup orange juice
  • ½ cup almond milk
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 5 cups spelt flour
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • ½ tbsp chopped rosemary
  • 1 tbsp orange zest

Orange Glaze

  • 1/3 cup coconut butter
  • 2 tbsp pure maple syrup
  • 2 tbsp unsweetened orange juice


  1. Pre-heat oven to 300F. Grease a bunt pan with coconut oil and lightly coat with flour and set aside.
  2. In a large bowl, beat olive oil and sugar. Slowly add in eggs until thick. Add orange juice, almond milk, and vanilla and beat until combined.
  3. In a medium bowl mix spelt flour, baking powder, rosemary and orange zest.
  4. Slowly add the dry mixture to the wet mixture and beat until combined.
  5. Pour into the pan and bake in the oven for 50 minutes or until the top is golden and a toothpick inserted in the centre comes out clean.
  6. To make the glaze, blend together the coconut butter and maple syrup until smooth. Add the orange juice ½ tbsp at a time until you reach your desired consistency. If it is cold where you are, gently heat the coconut butter before blending.
  7. Let the rosemary orange olive oil cake cool for 30 minutes, drizzle with orange glaze and top with orange zest.

Orange Rosemary Olive Oil Cake by @jesselwellness

PS I talked about this cake and the benefits of olive oil on CH Morning Live! Check out the segment here.

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