Teresa Cutter’s Orange and Olive Oil Tea Cake

Teresa Cutter
Teresa Cutter

The Healthy Chef

Dec 13, 2023

This cake is a gorgeous all-time favourite at Healthy Chef HQ. We make this cake about once a week for entertaining purposes, high tea and cooking events. Enriched with generous amounts of heart healthy olive oil, this cake will become your favourite.

Makes 1 cake


  • 2 organic eggs
  • 125 ml (½ cup/4 fl oz) extra virgin olive oil
  • 125 ml (½ cup/4 fl oz) raw honey
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 orange
  • 180 ml (3/4 cup/6 fl oz) freshly squeezed orange juice
  • 180 g (6 oz) wholemeal spelt flour
  • 3 teaspoons baking powder

Teresa Cutter’s Method

  1. PREHEAT your oven to 160°C (320°F) fan forced.
  2. COMBINE eggs, olive oil, honey, vanilla and orange zest and orange juice into a mixing bowl.
  3. ADD flour and baking powder and mix with a whisk until combined.
  4. POUR into a prepared baking tin.
  5. BAKE for 45 – 60 minutes until cooked through.
  6. COOL in the tin for 30 minutes then remove to cool on a board or cake rack.
  7. SERVE for morning or afternoon tea and enjoy.
  8. DECORATE with caramelised sliced oranges.
Teresa Cutter
Teresa Cutter

Gluten-free modification

For a gluten free version, Teresa Cutter recommends adding one more egg and reducing orange juice to 125 ml (½ cup/4 fl oz) using 220 g (7 oz) almond meal combined with 220 g (7 oz) rice flour.

Health benefits

Low GI
Plant Based
High Fibre

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By Teresa Cutter

The Healthy Chef

Teresa is a classically trained chef, nutritionist, accredited fitness trainer and award-winning cookbook author. As the founding director of The Healthy Chef, a company dedicated to improving individuals' health, Teresa specialises in designing nutritional supplements, such as marine collagen, proteins, superfoods, magnesium, functional beverages and healthy cookbooks.



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