Olive Oil Recipe Round Up: Sweet & Savoury Bakes

Words: Robyn Samuels

Cooking with olive oil is good for many reasons, but have you ever tried baking with olive oil? Whether you prefer savoury or sweet bakes, we have a couple of golden recipes from doughnuts to quiche. Here’s our favourite olive oil recipes for all the bakers out there.

Sweet Treats

Baking with olive oil guarantees deliciously moist bakes and all kinds of yummy treats.

Salted Dark Chocolate, Pretzel & Caramel-rippled Ice Cream

Let’s be honest, ice cream is the main reason we love summer. The combo of salted dark choc, whispers of caramel and crunchy pretzels, make this ice cream an unforgettable treat.

Recipe for Salted Dark Chocolate, Pretzel & Caramel-rippled Ice Cream

Baked Carrot Cake Doughnuts

We combine two of the best things this life has to offer – carrot cake and doughnuts. Absolutely divine.

Recipe for Baked Carrot Cake Doughnuts

Olive Oil Polenta Cakes with Pink Grapefruit Drizzle

Pretty as a picture and delicious too. These mini polenta cakes are a whimsical teatime treat that your guests will adore!

Recipe for Olive Oil Polenta Cakes with Pink Grapefruit Drizzle

Turkish Delight Olive Oil Shortbread with White Choc

The only thing that could possibly make these biccies more delightful is a perfectly brewed pot of tea. Pinkies up!

Recipe for Turkish Delight Olive Oil Shortbread with White Choc & Dried Rose Petals


Decadent Cakes

Not sure what to serve for teatime or Sunday dessert? Your guests will indulge in these olive oil recipes.

baking with olive oil
baking with olive oil

Chocolate Olive Torte with Cardamom, Pears & Almond

Beautifully spiced cardamom, delicate pears and crunchy almonds come together to make the ultimate torte.

Recipe for Chocolate Olive Torte with Cardamom, Pears & Almond

Olive Oil Chocolate Torte with Mascarpone & Seasonal Berries

Once you try this decadent, dreamy and irresistibly fudgy torte, there’s no going back. Top with seasonal berries for a deliciously tart contrast.

Recipe for Olive Oil Chocolate Torte with Mascarpone & Seasonal Berries

baking with olive oil
baking with olive oil

Blood Orange Olive Oil & Almond Cake

Satisfyingly bitter and zesty orange flavours perfectly balance out the sweet notes of this moist cake.

Recipe for Blood Orange Olive Oil & Almond Cake

Carrot Cake Muffins with Whipped Lemon Cream Cheese Icing

Craving something sweet? These carrot cake muffins are every midnight snacker and sweet tooth’s dream.

Recipe for Carrot Cake Muffins with Whipped Lemon Cream Cheese Icing


Savoury Bakes

If you prefer baking bread, these olive oil recipes should be right up your alley.

olive oil recipes
olive oil recipes

Tomato & Chorizo Pull-apart Bread

This pull-apart tomato and smoky chorizo bread was made for sharing with family and friends at the dinner table or braai feast.

Recipe for Tomato & Chorizo Pull -apart Bread

Mini Olive Oil, Cumin & Sesame Bread Rolls

Cumin spiced bread rolls with lashings of butter, what more could you want?

Recipe for Mini Olive Oil, Cumin & Sesame Bread Rolls

olive oil recipes
olive oil recipes

Olive Oil & Herb Crusted Loaf with Chunky Olive & Feta Dip

If there’s one thing we can’t resist, it’s a fresh-out-the oven loaf of bread. This one is good enough on its own, but the chunky olive and deliciously salty feta pairing is unmatched.

Recipe for Olive Oil & Herb Crusted Loaf with Chunky Olive & Feta Dip

Roasted Red Pepper & Goat’s Cheese Quiche

The combination of sweet and smoky roasted bell peppers, and creamy goat’s cheese is oh-so-simple yet undeniably tasty.

Recipe for Roasted Red Pepper & Goat’s Cheese Quiche

olive oil recipes
olive oil recipes

Veggie & Ricotta Quiche with Parmesan Olive Oil Crust

Forget about Lorraine, this Ricotta Quiche is where it’s at!

Recipe for Veggie & Ricotta Quiche with Parmesan Olive Oil Crust

Onion, Olive & Goat’s Cheese Tart

This tasty tart makes chopping onions worth the tears.

Recipe for Onion Olive & Goat’s Cheese Tart

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