Olive Oil Pound Cake Recipe

Last Updated on April 25, 2021 by Ellen Christian

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This olive oil pound cake recipe with strawberries is a delicious olive oil loaf cake. Try this olive oil cake today and see why it’s a favorite spring dessert.

Cooking with olive oil is a wonderful way to add healthy fats to your diet. Have you had a chance to make pancakes with olive oil?

Or, if you’re looking for a gluten-free recipe, you might want to try these homemade apfelkuchen muffins with olive oil. They are a delicious fall breakfast idea.

This olive oil pound cake recipe with strawberries is a delicious olive oil loaf cake. Try this olive oil cake today and see why it's a favorite spring dessert.

Olive Oil Pound Cake Recipe

Pound cake is one of my favorite desserts, but it’s generally made with butter, lots of butter. If you’re out of butter, or you just want to make this recipe a tiny bit healthier, you can easily use olive oil. 

I enjoy strawberries on pound cake and since it’s just about strawberry season, they are starting to show up more and more in the grocery store. But, you could easily enjoy this pound cake with any type of fresh berries from blueberries to raspberries.

Can I use oil instead of butter in pound cake?

You definitely can. It’s not a one-to-one substitution though. You will need to use 3/4 cup of olive oil for every one cup of butter. If you try to do it one to one, it won’t cook up properly.

This olive oil pound cake recipe with strawberries is a delicious olive oil loaf cake. Try this olive oil cake today and see why it's a favorite spring dessert.

What does olive oil do to cake?

Substituting olive oil for butter will give your pound cake a lighter taste. This pairs perfectly with fruit and nuts so it’s a great choice for this olive oil loaf cake.

What other flavors can I try?

There are lots of different flavors you can add to this olive oil pound cake recipe. Why not try a lemon olive oil cake or an orange olive oil pound cake. 

Or, you can just enjoy it plain with your choice of berries or a light glaze. Either way, this makes a wonderful dessert.

a frosted strawberry cake on a white plate

Tools / equipment you need

  • Large bowl
  • Whisk
  • Electric mixer
  • Loaf pan

What is the best frosting for pound cake?

This recipe uses homemade cream cheese glaze. It’s not as thick as frosting but a bit thicker than a traditional glaze.

You can use a store-bought cream cheese frosting if you want to. Or, you can make a confectioner’s sugar glaze. Or, you can skip the glaze or frosting and enjoy it plain. 

strawberries sliced on a cutting board

Can I use other berries?

Yes, you can use other berries in this olive oil pound cake recipe. Just substitute raspberries, blueberries, or blackberries.

Or, you can try chopped peaches or cherries for a slightly different taste. I generally use whatever fruit is in season.

For something a little bit different, you could always add chocolate chips or chopped nuts to the recipe. It’s delicious no matter how you make it.

This olive oil pound cake recipe with strawberries is a delicious olive oil loaf cake. Try this olive oil cake today and see why it's a favorite spring dessert.

Can I freeze olive oil pound cake?

Yes, if you want to make this and then freeze it, you certainly can. I find that it’s best to freeze pound cake in slices. That way when I want a slice, I only need to take out one piece.

This helps prevent me from eating more than one at a time. It’s that good.

Otherwise, you can store the cake in a cake keeper or a tightly covered container in the refrigerator for 3 to 5 days. Because of the frosting, this will need to be refrigerated.

If you skip the frosting, you can store it on the counter for three days.

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Yield: 12

Olive Oil Pound Cake Recipe

Olive Oil Pound Cake Recipe

This olive oil pound cake recipe with strawberries is a delicious olive oil loaf cake. Try this olive oil cake today and see why it's a favorite spring dessert.

Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 55 minutes
Additional Time 15 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 30 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1/2 C of olive oil
  • 1 C sugar
  • 2 tsp pure vanilla extract
  • 4 large eggs
  • ¼ C milk
  • 2 C flour
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • ¼ tsp kosher salt
  • 1 ½ C Strawberries, diced

Cream Cheese Glaze

  • 4 tbsp unsalted sweet cream butter, softened
  • 4 oz cream cheese, softened
  • 1 ¼ C powdered sugar
  • 2-4 tbsp milk
  • 1 tsp pure vanilla extract

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees and spray a loaf pan with pam baking spray 
  2. Using a large bowl, whisk together the flour, baking soda, and salt 
  3. Using another large bowl, beat together the olive oil, sugar, and vanilla until combined and fluffy 
  4. Beat in the eggs, one at a time until combined and smooth 
  5. Beat in the milk until combined 
  6. Gradually beat in the dry ingredients until combined and smooth 
  7. Fold in the diced strawberries 
  8. Scoop batter into the loaf pan and bake in the oven for 45-55 minutes or until a light golden brown and a toothpick comes out clean 
  9. Allow it to cool for 15 minutes before removing and placing it onto a wire rack 

Cream cheese glaze

  1. Using a large bowl, beat all ingredients together until combined and smooth 
  2. Spread onto the top of the pound cake 
  3. Place into the fridge and allow the cream cheese to harden slightly before cutting into slices and enjoying!

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

12

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 376Total Fat: 18gSaturated Fat: 6gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 11gCholesterol: 83mgSodium: 246mgCarbohydrates: 48gFiber: 1gSugar: 30gProtein: 6g

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2 thoughts on “Olive Oil Pound Cake Recipe”

  1. Oh wow, I confess to never having made a pound cake but this recipe looks simple to use and with delicious results, I wonder if I can make it as well but with gluten free flour, only one way to find out! #TrafficJamWeekend
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