Teff Blood Orange Olive Oil Cake






12-16 servings



12-16 servings

This cake recipe is a delightful and moist treat with a unique flavor profile. The combination of extra virgin olive oil, blood orange zest, and juice adds a refreshing citrusy note to the cake. The thin blood orange slices on top create a beautiful and natural decoration while also adding bursts of citrus with each bite.


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Preheat the oven to 375 degrees fahrenheit. Grease a 9” round cake pan and line the bottom with parchment paper. Oil the parchment, and flour the pan with teff flour

In a large bowl, whisk together the teff flour, all-purpose flour, salt, baking powder, and baking soda. Set aside.

Slice one or two blood oranges into the thinnest rounds you can. A mandolin or serrated knife helps. Set aside.

In the bowl of an electric mixer, beat the sugar, eggs, and blood orange zest until very thick and fluffy, about 5 minutes. With the mixer still running, slowly drizzle in the oil until fully incorporated. Reduce speed to low and add the milk and blood orange juice.

Remove the mixing bowl, and gradually add to the flour mixture stirring between additions.

Pour the batter into the prepared pan and gently place the blood orange slices directly on top of the batter. You can cover the top as much as possible, or create a design of your choosing. For added sweetness, you can dust the top with granulated sugar, but it is not necessary.

Bake until a knife or skewer comes out clean, Around 40-50 minutes.

As the cake rises in the oven, the orange slices will shift, you can add additional slices during the baking to make them even, or just let them be.


1 cup good-quality extra virgin olive oil

2-3 blood oranges

1 cup teff flour, plus more for the pan

1 cup all-purpose flour

1 teaspoon kosher salt

1 teaspoon baking powder

¼ teaspoon baking soda

1 ½ cups granulated sugar

3 large eggs, at room temperature

2 tablespoons freshly grated blood orange zest

2 tablespoons fresh blood orange juice

1 ¼ cups whole milk, at room temperature

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