Lemon Olive Oil Syrup Cake

"This lemon cake recipe goes back many years to when I was 19 and opened my first cafe, Maidments Tea Rooms in Cobram, it was also a favourite at our much loved farm store in Yarrawonga too." - Ros

This delish cake is dairy-free and is also amazing as a gluten-free cake. 

This cake is beautiful served warm straight away or it can be made a few days in advance and microwaved before serving. Serve with double cream, ice-cream and homemade lemon curd. Decorate with lemon or lime zest and fresh raspberries. 



• 1 Cup almond meal
• 1 Cup desiccated coconut
• Finely grated zest of 4 lemons or limes
• ½ Cup caster sugar
• Juice of 2 lemons or limes
• Pinch of salt flakes
• 1 ½ cup self raising flour, sifted (or gluten-free SR flour)
• 180ml RG Agrumato Lemon Lime Olive Oil
• 3 large eggs, or 4 small ones


• ½ Cup caster sugar
• Juice of the 4 lemons and limes 



1. Preheat the oven to 160˚C. Prepare tin with baking paper and grease with olive oil.

2. Mix self raising flour, almond meal, coconut and zest in a bowl, set aside.

3. In a mixing bowl add sugar, juice of 2 lemons or limes, pinch salt flakes, Agrumato Lemon Lime Olive Oil and eggs. 

4. Beat for 5 mins with an electric mixer.

5. Fold the dry mix into the wet mix until combined and pour into the lined tin.

6. Bake for 30 mins on 160˚C or until springy to touch.


While the cake is baking make the tangy syrup. 

1. In a bowl, mix caster sugar and juice. Whisk until sugar dissolves, set aside.

2. Remove the cake from the oven (when springy to touch) and prick the cake all over with a skewer. Pour the syrup all over the cake whilst piping hot and it is still in the tin.

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