vegan blood orange chocolate olive oil cake

There’s only one thing I love more than blood orange season and that just happens to be baking with olive oil! I figured what could be better than combining the two into the ultimate vegan chocolate cake with a citrus twist. This Vegan Blood Orange Chocolate Olive Oil Cake should officially be on your baking “to-do” list before citrus season ends!

Vegan Blood Orange Chocolate Cake

  • 1.5 cups cake/pastry flour
  • 1/2 cup cocoa powder *unsweetened
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/4 tsp baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp espresso *optional, but enhances the chocolate flavor
  • 3/4 cup almond milk
  • 1/2 cup olive oil
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup freshly squeezed blood orange juice
  • 2 tsp vanilla bean paste/extract
  • 2 tsp orange zest

Blood Orange Frosting

  • 1/2 cup vegan butter
  • 1/3 cup shortening
  • 2-3 Tbsp freshly squeezed blood orange juice
  • 1 tsp vanilla bean paste/extract
  • 1/2 Tbsp coconut cream *optional but highly recommended for fluffy frosting
  • 1 cup organic powdered sugar
  • Vegan Blood Orange Chocolate Olive Oil Cake with Blood Orange Frosting


  1. Preheat oven to 350F. Lightly grease an 8 or 9-inch spring-form pan and set aside.
  2. In a large mixing bowl sift together your dry ingredients including your cake/pastry flour, cocoa powder, salt, baking powder, baking soda, and espresso. Set the bowl aside.
  3. In a separate mixing bowl, whisk together your almond milk, olive oil, sugar, blood orange juice, vanilla bean paste/extract, and orange zest. Once evenly mixed, slowly incorporate the bowl of sifted dry ingredients until a smooth cake batter is formed.
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