Mandarin Orange Olive Oil Cake

December 11, 2017



Our olive orchards are at the northern edge of Satsuma Mandarin 
Orange country, so each winter we collaborate  with Lou and Lola at
Tri-L Ranch to mill their mandarins with our  olives and producing an
exquisite Agrumato style  olive oil redolent of that special fruit.  


Many of our customers enjoy it over ice cream for a “creamsicle”effect,
which we love, however there are many other uses in the kitchen for
Agrumato, too.


Here's a cake that would brighten any winter day!  We  use a  generous
amount of Mandarin Orange Agrumato. If you're adventurous we suggest
you make your own marmalade.  If you're constrained by time, or not
so adventurous and must use a store bought version then  look for the
traditional thick cut , preferably from England.  Alternately, we've
had good results making our own marmalade any time of year with
Mamade prepared  Seville oranges.  Another quick and easy alternate
is to dust the top with powered sugar.




1 Tbsp. extra virgin olive oil

¾ cup Lucero Mandarin Orange Agrumato Olive Oil 

¾ cup sugar

2 eggs

½ tsp. Maldon Sea Salt

⅔ cup buttermilk

1 ½ cups all purpose flour

2 tsp. baking powder

1 tsp. baking soda

2 Tbsp. powdered sugar OR marmalade



Preheat oven to 350°F


1-  Apply  1 Tbsp. extra virgin olive oil liberally to a 9” cake pan.



2-  Beat eggs and sugar in mixer until foamy for approximately

2 minutes.  Add salt, buttermilk, and

 Mandarin Orange Agrumato Oil continuing  to beat until

combined.  This should take an extra minute at medium speed.


3-  In a separate bowl combine flour, baking powder, and baking

soda. Using the lowest mixing speed add the flour mixture to the

wet  mixture and process until the mixture is only just combined.

Avoid over mixing.


4-  Transfer the batter into the prepared 9” pan and bake until the

center of the cake comes out clean using a tooth pick or cake tester,

about 30 minutes.


5-  Cool in the cake pan for about ten minutes, then turn onto a rack

to completely cool. Decorate by sifting powered sugar over the top

just prior to serving or by spooning warm marmalade over the top

of the cake at the last minute.


Recipe by Lucero Kitchen


seville orange marmalade recipe at



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