A low carb olive oil cake flavored with Orange and Cardamon.

Orange Olive Oil Cake: Keto Olive Oil Cake with Orange and Cardamon

Orange Olive Oil Cake: Keto Olive Oil Cake with Orange and Cardamon

Have you ever tried an Orange Olive Oil Cake before? I tried my first Olive Oil Cake last year when I used a recipe from Keto Connect using Coconut Flour and it was awesome. After that I made my own Pumpkin Olive Oil Cake using Almond Flour. I have found Olive Oil Cakes to be extremely moist and delicious. This Orange Olive Oil cake so moist it has quickly become my favorite type of cake to make.

A low carb olive oil cake flavored with Orange and Cardamon.

Keto Olive Oil Cake: Baking with Olive Oil

When I read about Olive Oil Cakes for the first time let me tell you I was a bit skeptical. Traditionally olive oil is used in savory dishes but my mind was made up after the first bite. Olive Oil cakes are freaking amazing!
Keto Olive Oil cakes just make sense with the high fat content and low carb almond flour creating a harmonious combination.

A low carb olive oil cake flavored with Orange and Cardamon.

Is it a Pound Cake or an Olive Oil Cake?

The texture in the Orange Olive Oil Cake is indeed very similar to the traditional Pound cake. Pound cakes tend to be a bit sweeter as they use a pound of butter instead of olive oil. In order to maintain my dairy free keto lifestyle I love to make low Carb Olive Oil Cakes instead of pound cake.

A keto olive oil cake flavored with Orange and Cardamon.

Different ways to Frost a Keto Cake

For this Orange Cardamom Olive Oil Cake I modified a quick sugar free version of 7 minute frosting. I loved how this sugar free frosting turned out however there are many different way’s to frost a keto cake. Make a glaz out of powdered Erythritol using Butter, Coconut oil or a TBS of Orange Juice. If you are not dairy free then another great way to frost this low carb Olive Oil cake is to whip up some heavy whipping cream and simply plop it right on top. There are endless possibilities with this versatile Keto cake.

A keto olive oil cake flavored with Orange and Cardamon.
Can you taste the Olive Oil in an Olive Oil cake?

Yes, just a hint though and its tasty! The Orange, Cardamon, Vanilla, and Almond create a harmonious flavor combination that you are going to love!

What kind of Olive Oil is best?

Depending on what you want to do with the Olive oil the answer varies. I love to use a light tasting or light Olive Oil for these Olive Oil cakes because the flavor melds together better.

Can you Freeze an Olive Oil Cake?

Yes, Olive Oil Cakes freeze well when prepared and frozen properly. Make sure that the cake has completely cooled before freezing. Wrap the Olive Oil cake in saran wrap two times to insure it does not get freezer burn. Thaw the cakes naturally in the refrigerator when ready to use.

A keto olive oil cake flavored with Orange and Cardamon.

Orange Keto Cake

Oranges are not a common ingredient in low carb cooking due to the high sugar content they contain. It is important to realize that this recipe only used one mandarin orange and the recipe is intended to create 8 servings. Don’t expect to sit down and eat the whole cake and expect to keep your keto macros correct. Moderation is key when making this and other low carb desserts.

A keto olive oil cake flavored with Orange and Cardamon.

Oranges and Cardamon go great together

This recipe calls for one mandarin orange. One ENTIRE mandarin orange. Seriously, just wash it and then toss it into the food processor. The burst of citrus goes extremely well alongside the Cardamom. I added Vanilla and Almond Extract for that extra punch of flavor however they are totally optional.

Orange Cardamom Olive Oil Cake
Yield: 8

Orange Cardamom Olive Oil Cake

Cook Time: 35 minutes
Cool: 20 minutes
Total Time: 55 minutes

This low carb Olive Oil Cake is flavored with Orange and Cardamon to create the most moist and delicious Keto cake you will ever taste!


--Orange Cardamom Olive Oil Cake

--Sugar Free 7 minute frosting

  • 1 Tsp Powdered Monk Fruit Extract
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1 tsp almond extract
  • 2 egg whites or about 1/4 cup
  • 1 tsp Cream of tartar
  • Orange Rind


Orange Cardamom Olive Oil Cake

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees and grease a 9 inch spring form pan. Note: you can also use a cast iron skillet for this cake.
  2. Zest the mandarin orange and set the zest aside for later. Place the entire mandarin orange in a food processor and process until it is pureed but still a bit pulpy. mandarin orange pureed Add the Eggs, Vanilla extract, and Almond Extract and combine in the food processor with the orange puree until combined. Pulse in the Olive Oil until combined.
  3. Add the Almond Flour, baking powder, xanthun gum, salt and cardamom and pulse until combined fully.
  4. Pour the cake mixture into the prepared cake pan and place inside the oven for 30-35 minutes or until the middle is cooked through. Use a toothpick to check the middle of the olive oil cake. If the toothpick comes out clean without any batter on it then your cake is done. Let the cake cool for a minimum of 20 minutes on the counter before serving.

Sugar Free 7 minute frosting

  1. Add the water, almond extract, and powdered monkfruit to a heavy bottomed saucepan and set to medium heat.
  2. Meanwhile using an electric hand mixer combine the egg whites with the cream of tartar until soft peaks form.
  3. When the water starts to boil, slowly add the water mixture to the soft peak egg whites all the while mixing with the hand mixer. Once you are done pouring whisk for about 5 more minutes until stiff peaks form and the frosting has a glossy sheen to it. Fold in the rind you set aside before to the frosting mixture and then frost your cake as desired.

Nutrition Information



Serving Size


Amount Per ServingCalories 256 Total Fat 25g Carbohydrates 3.2g Protein 6.8g

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A low carb olive oil cake flavored with Orange and Cardamon.
A keto olive oil cake flavored with Orange and Cardamon.
A keto olive oil cake flavored with Orange and Cardamon.
A low carb olive oil cake flavored with Orange and Cardamon.


  1. 3/4 cup Brown Monkfruit Extract (Use Code OMGKETO15 save 15%)
    The above is listed as an ingredient in your orange olive oil cake but I cannot find brown monkfruit extract anywhere so cannot make what looks like an amazing cake.

  2. Hello,
    I was searching for a keto olive oil cake recipe and found your site. The cake looks amazing so I decided to make it. In the process of making sure I had all of the ingredients I noticed that recipe calls for 1 1/2 TBP of cardamon. Is this the correct amount? I have not used cardamon previously in my baking but it seems like a lot? I have reviewed a few other cardamon cake recipes and they require 1 to 1 1/2 TSP of cardamon for approximately the same size of cake. Thank you for creating this keto cake recipe, I love my desserts and I am so happy that being on keto doesn’t mean I have to give them up.

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      Hmm this might just be a typo! Thank you for catching it! I would go with the tsp and taste it. Add more if you want but I think you are correct.

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