Orange Olive Oil Cake with Dark Chocolate Sauce

Prep Time

30 Minutes

Cook Time

55 Minutes



Heather’s Orange Olive Oil Cake is full of flavor and originality.



Recipe by:
Heather Johnston


  • 1 tablespoon orange zest
  • 1/2 cup juice
  • 2/3 cup Dannon® Oikos® Plain Greek Nonfat Yogurt
  • 3 large eggs
  • 1/2 cup olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 2 cups flour
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2/3 cup cream
  • 6 ounces dark chocolate chips
  • 1/4 cup agave
  • 1 tablespoon confectioner’s sugar
  • orange slices and berries for garnish


Heat oven to 325 degrees F.

  1. Butter a 9″ cake pan, line bottom with circle of parchment and butter over parchment.
  2. In a medium bowl, whisk zest, juice, yogurt, eggs, olive oil and vanilla until well combined.
  3. Then in a large bowl, sift and stir together flour, sugar, baking soda, baking powder and salt.
  4. Add wet ingredients into dry ingredients and gently mix. Pour into cake pan and bake until a wooden skewer, when poked in the center, comes out clean, about 45 minutes.
  5. Cool on a rack. Turn out onto a cake platter.
  6. Meanwhile, in a small saucepan heat cream to a slow simmer. Add chocolate chips, turn off heat and then let sit for 10 minutes.
  7. Gently stir until smooth. Stir in agave.
  8. Pour chocolate sauce over cooled cake, sprinkle with confectioner’s sugar and garnish with oranges and berries.