Cranberry-Lemon Olive Oil Cake

August 08, 2019

Cranberry-Lemon Olive Oil Cake

  • 1½ cups + 1 Tbs. freshly-squeezed lemon juice (about 4-5 large lemons)
  • 1 Tbs. finely-grated lemon zest
  • 3 ½ cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 ½ teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 ¾ teaspoons kosher salt
  • 5 large eggs
  • 3 cups granulated sugar
  • 1 ½ cups + 1 Tbs. Lemon Fused Olive Oil
  • ½ cup dried cranberries
  • 1 cup confectioners sugar


Position a rack in the middle of the oven, remove any racks above, and preheat to 350°F. Coat a 12-cup bundt or tube pan with 1 tablespoon Lemon Fused Olive Oil and set aside. Finely grate the zest of 2 lemons, then squeeze 4 of them. You should have 1½ cups and 1 reserved tablespoon of lemon juice of juice; if not, squeeze one more lemon. Set aside.

Whisk together flour, baking powder, and salt in a large bowl and set aside.

In the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with a paddle attachment, or with a hand held mixer in a large bowl, beat the eggs on medium-high speed until well combined, about 1 minute. Slowly pour in the granulated sugar and continue beating until thick and pale yellow, about 3 minutes. On low speed, alternate adding the flour mixture and Lemon olive oil, starting and ending with the flour, and beat until just a few wisps of flour remain. Pour in the lemon juice, zest, and dried cranberries and whirl for a few seconds to bring the batter together. Pour the batter into the prepared pan and bake until a cake tester comes out with a few moist crumbs clinging to it, about 1¼ hours.

NOTE: If the top is browning too much as the cake bakes, cover lightly with foil.

Transfer to a wire rack and cool for 15 minutes and then turn the cake out on to a rack over a sheet pan. Mix together 1 tablespoon reserved lemon juice with confectioners sugar to form a glaze. Pour slowly and evenly over the warm cake. 

Serve at room temperature.

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