Wild Orange Olive Oil Cake (vegan)

This cake was the second attempt.. the first attempt I used buckwheat and spelt flour and found that it was a bit too dense and not as light as i wanted. SO, this one is a little bit naughtier than I would like but it’s a treat! AND SO YUMMY! I looked up a few recipes online and just combined the ingredients I had in the cupboard to make it, plus added Wild Orange Essential Oil!


+ 3/4 Almond Milk
+ 1/3 Extra Virgin Olive Oil
+ 1 Orange worth of Zest
+ 10 Drops Wild Orange Essential Oil
+ 2 cups all-purpose flour
+ 1 cup White Sugar
+ 1 1/2 tsp Baking Powder
+ 1/2 tsp Baking Soda
+ 1 tsp Salt
+ 2 tbsp Poppy Seeds



+ Preheat oven to 180 degrees fan forced

+ Combine the wet and dry ingredients in two seperate mixing bowls (if you need more wet ingredients, just add some extra Almond Milk!)

+ Combine wet ingredients with the dry and mix together. Taste test to see if you need more Wild Orange Essential Oil, it’s up to you!

+ Grease 20cm cake tin, pop in the mixture and bake for 30mins!

+ Pop on a cooling tray and then ice!

I then used icing sugar, orange juice and nutelux as the icing and sprinkled with some poppy seeds. But, have fun with the decorations!

Let me know how you go! Tag me in your photos! Jess x