Olive Oil Apple Cake

olive oil honey apple cakeWant to avoid showing up with a duplicate dessert? You know, when the Thanksgiving table already has two pumpkin pies before you even show up? While I argue there can never be such thing as too much pumpkin pie, why not try this stand-out dessert that still honors tradition? 

It is seasonal, craveable and SO easy. 

healthy harvest greek olive oil honey apple cake

First, you start off by peeling, coring, and thinly slicing 4 red apples. Then, arrange them in a lightly greased or parchment-lined 9-inch baking pan. It's worth taking the few extra minutes to carefully create an eye-pleasing apple mandala. It's a little like an adult coloring book but in the kitchen! :)

Next, add the cake mixture and bake for 20 minutes at 350 degrees. The secret to an ultra light, fluffy cake? Olive oil! Our Healthy Harvest Greek extra virgin olive oil will make your dessert spongier, healthier, and last longer. Plus, it adds a depth of flavor without being overpowering.

While the cake is baking, mix together the honey glaze. After the timer goes off, pour the honey mixture evenly over the cake and bake another 15-20 minutes at 400 degrees. When done, the top will be golden brown and a toothpick will come out clean when inserted in the center. 

Don't let holiday gatherings be a source of stress. Make food you like that doesn't take a lot of work! Oh, and let us help! 

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Olive Oil Apple Cake

Prep Time: 10 minutes 

Bake Time: 40 minutes


  • 4 red apples peeled, cored and thinly sliced
  • 5 tablespoons all-purpose flour sifted
  • 5 tablespoons granulated sugar
  • 5 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 4 large eggs
  • 2/3 cup raw, unfilitered honey


  1. Preheat oven to 350ºF.
  2. Grease and/or line an 8 inch cake pan with nonstick parchment paper, then place the apple slices in concentric circles around the pan.
  3. Put flour, sugar, baking powder, olive oil and 2 eggs in a bowl and whisk until smooth.
  4. Pour batter over the apples and bake for 20 minutes. Take the pan out of the oven and increase heat to 400ºF.
  5. In a bowl, whisk 2 eggs and honey. Pour mixture over the cake and bake in the oven for another 15-20 minutes until golden brown and fork comes out clean when poked in the center.
  6. Serve warm or cold.

1 comment

  • Hi beautiful friend! I am horrible at baking and with anything related to desserts… could you tell me how soft is this cake or what is the consistency! Like a apple pie or more like cake? Thanks and sorry about the dumb question!


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