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19 sensational olive oil desserts

Not just for savoury dishes and salads.

We know you love using olive oil in all of your favourite dishes, especially as a dressing for salads but did you know it’s distinct flavour shouldn’t be restricted to savoury, only?

It adds a distinct and delicious flavour to all your desserts including moist and flffy cakes, muffins and slices and leaves ice-cream with a fresh, caramel-like flavour with a hint of savouriness and creamy texture.

From fruity cakes to slices, muffins and creamy ice-cream, we showcase all of our sensational olive oil desserts.

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banana olive oil loaf

Banana olive oil loaf

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carrot layer cake with peach & ginger

Carrot layer cake with peach & ginger

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blood orange cakes with mascarpone ice-cream

Blood orange cakes with mascarpone ice-cream

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slow-roasted rosé vanilla quince galette

Slow-roasted rosé vanilla quince galette

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Olive oil, sage and pineapple skillet cake

Olive oil, sage and pineapple skillet cake

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Olive oil and marmalade cake

Olive oil and marmalade cake

Indulge in this wholesome olive oil and marmalade cake- a true family favourite full of delicious flavour and texture.

mandarin almond cakes with candied cumquats

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Mandarin almond cakes with candied mandarin

Mandarin almond cakes with candied mandarin

Fluffy and delicious mandarin almond cakes topped with candied mandarin.

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Honey slice with roasted strawberries

Honey slice with roasted strawberries

This sweet honey slice with roasted strawberries is the perfect accompaniment for your morning or afternoon cuppa.

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Halva, honey & carrot cake

Halva, honey & carrot cake

Halva is a crumbly Middle Eastern confectionery made from ground sesame seeds and sugar. We’ve teamed it up with traditional Middle-Eastern ingredients – honey, nuts, spices and carrots – for a flavour-packed cake.

Olive oil cake with blueberries

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Olive oil cake with blueberries

Olive oil cake with blueberries

This gorgeous tea cake uses olive oil instead of butter for a distinct but delicious flavour addition that works beautifully with frozen blueberries

Gluten-free carrot cake with orange frosting

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Gluten-free carrot cake recipe with frosting

Gluten-free carrot cake recipe with frosting

Cooking is full of classic pairings and carrot cake with cream cheese is one of the best. This moist cake is dense and delicious, and gluten-free too.

lemon cakes with roasted strawberries

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Lemon cakes with roasted strawberries

Lemon cakes with roasted strawberries

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Lemon and earl grey chiffon syrup cake

Lemon and earl grey chiffon syrup cake

Raspberry ripple sweetcorn ice-cream

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Raspberry ripple sweetcorn ice-cream

Raspberry ripple sweetcorn ice-cream

This healthy non-dairy ice-cream is made with corn, which provides a natural creaminess and sweetness. Expect the ice-cream to be slightly more icy as a result!

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Upside-down grape and honey cake

Upside-down grape and honey cake

This cake, studded with grape and drizzled with a red vinegar and honey syrup is made with Greek yoghurt and wholemeal flour for a healthier twist.

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Quince galette

Quince galette

Slow-cooked quince is beautifully displayed in flaky pastry for a dessert that is as visually stunning as it is appetising.

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Maple gingerbread muffins with kumara butter

Maple gingerbread muffins with kumara butter

Full of delicious wholesome ingredients, these sweet and tasty maple gingerbread muffins are free of dairy and refined sugar. Served with a divine kumara butter, they make a healthy alternative for your morning or afternoon tea!

carrot cake

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Moist carrot cake

Moist carrot cake

Carrot cake is always a winner, and the addition of a little mixed spice to this recipe takes it to a new level. This gluten free version is super moist and perfect for the kids’ lunch boxes or after school snack.

pear & ginger upside-down cake

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Pear and ginger upside-down cake

Cinnamon syrup adds a further dimension to this moist, fruity pear and ginger upside down cake. Morning tea that is sweet with a touch of spice.

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