Olive Oil Cake with fruit of the forest

Olive Oil Cake with fruit of the forest

By 19/08/2013

Are you making the most of berries so plentyful at this time of the year? With their bright colours they are great to decorate cakes, to be served with ice cream or to be enjoyed just on their own and they are very good for you!

To this simple sponge cake made with yogurt and olive oil you can add small pieces of chocolate or fruit if you like. I have used a ring mould as the hole in the middle is good to put the fruit in for decoration but if you don't have a ring one just use any type you like and serve the fruit with it.

Italians use olive oil for most of their cooking. Olive oil can be a good substitute for butter and used in baking too. The end result is a lighter cake, healthier but still delicious.

  • Prep Time : 20 minutes
  • Cook Time : 30 minutes



In a bowl whip the eggs with the sugar until pale and creamy

whipping the eggs

Add the sifted flour and stir it in gently incorporating it to the eggs. Then add the yogurt, the olive oil and the salt. Stir well.

adding yogurt and oil

Pour the mixture into the mould and cook at 180C for about 30 minutes until nice and golden

pouring into mold

When cooked take it out of the oven and let it cool down. Then sprinkle with vanilla icing sugar and put the fruit in the middle.

olive oil cake with berries


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14 Responses to Olive Oil Cake with fruit of the forest

  1. kay

    What a lovely recipe! It looks gorgeous.The sponge cake made with olive oil and yogurt sounds wonderful.

  2. Javelin Warrior

    You’re so right, Alida – berries are the perfect way to dress up any cake without all the fuss of frosting or icing… What a delicious cake and love the use of olive oil and yogurt to keep the cake light and moist!

  3. gloria

    I love berries you know. This look wonderful and delicious!!

  4. Angie@Angie's Recipes

    Can’t get enough of summer berries! Your olive oil cake looks gorgeous, Alida.

  5. Blond Duck

    It’s so pretty with all the berries spilling out of the center!

  6. Ozlem's Turkish Table

    Gorgeous cake Alida and with these amazing berries! love the idea of using olive oil and yoghurt 🙂

  7. Laura Loves Cakes

    Thanks for entering your bake into Calendar Cakes Alida. The yogurt and oil in the sponge sounds lovely and the summer fruits are the perfect accompaniment 🙂

    • Alida

      Many thanks Laura. It is all my pleasure to enter into Calendar Cakes!

  8. Choclette

    That looks so beautiful Alida. I like the ring mould and have been trying to get one for years – have still had no luck finding one though. Olive oil and yogurt are great ingredients in a cake. I am interested in what type of olive oil you use?

    • Alida

      Thank you Choclette. In England I always buy “Il Casolare” olive oil (in Sainsburys) which I find quite good quality!

  9. unikorna

    This is fabulous…absolutely fabulous

  10. Louise

    It’s been such a long time since I enjoyed a Sponge Cake, Alida. Yours looks oh so pretty!

    Thank you so much for sharing…

  11. nazima, Franglais Kitchen

    Beautiful cake Alida and such a lovely recipe for the end of summer!

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