February 21, 2024

Meyer Lemon Olive Oil Cake

Meyer Lemon Cake

Want to know how to get the most flavor out of your lemons? Use the whole thing. I’m talkin’ fruit, juice, pith, peel, all of the good stuff. This lemon olive oil cake is bursting with flavor from three whole Meyer lemons with lovely slices of lemon on top.

Did you see me make this recipe on The Jason Show? Here’s the other recipe I made: Easy Lemon Bars! There are also all sorts of other lemon recipes where this came from. Check out my Lemon Meringue PieLemon Blueberry LoafLemon Ricotta Cake, and Lemon Blackberry Cake.

Lemon Olive Oil Cake

Lemon Olive Oil Cake

Yield: 12

This cake uses olive oil as the primary fat and is loaded with 3 Meyer lemons with the skin, pith, and citrus all blended together to maximize the citrus flavor.


  • 3 Meyer Lemons cut into quarters and seeds removed, plus 6 thin slices of lemon for cake garnish
  • 1/3 cup fruity high-quality olive oil
  • 2 cups flour
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 4 large eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 1/2 cups sugar
  • 1/4 cup powdered sugar to dust the top of the cake


  • Preheat oven to 350F
  • In a food processor, grind up 3 of the lemons until chopped by pulsing for 30-45 seconds. You want a course texture, but you want to make sure the lemon pieces are bite-size.
  • Add the oil and pulse to combine
  • In. a medium bowl, add the flour, baking powder, salt, and baking soda.  In another separate bowl, lightly beat the eggs and add in the sugar.  Beat until fluffy and smooth.
  • Add the lemon mixture from the food processor to the egg mixture and stir in the vanilla and mix until smooth.  Now add the dry ingredients mixing until just incorporated. Dont overmix
  • Pour the batter into a greased 9-inch cake pan lined with parchment paper - top with the thin lemon slices as garnish
  • Bake at 350F for 45-50 minutes.  Let cool for 20 minutes before lifting the cake out of the pan
  • Continue to let it cool all the way before slicing.  
  • Dust with powdered sugar to serve. 
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