Grapefruit Olive Oil Cake with a slice cut out on top of a cake stand with grapefruit glaze and dried grapefruits on top

Vegan Grapefruit Olive Oil Cake

  • Author: ShortGirlTallOrder
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 60 minutes
  • Total Time: 1 hour 15 minutes
  • Yield: 8 slices 1x
  • Category: Vegan, Desserts, Cake
  • Method: Baked
  • Cuisine: Vegan


This Vegan Grapefruit Olive Oil Cake is so flavorful and sweet that it will turn the harshest grapefruit skeptics into grapefruit lovers!



Cake Ingredients

  • 3/4 cup almond milk
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup freshly squeezed grapefruit juice, strained (about 1 grapefruit, freshly squeezed and strained to exclude flesh/seeds)
  • 1/2 cup olive oil
  • 2 tsp vanilla bean paste/extract
  • 2 tsp grapefruit zest
  • 2 cups white pastry/ cake flour
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1/4 tsp baking powder

Grapefruit Glaze

  • 1/2 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 Tbsp grapefruit juice
  • 1 tsp grapefruit zest


  1. Preheat oven to 350F. Lightly grease an 8 or 9 inch springform pan and set aside.
  2. In a large mixing bowl whisk together your almond milk, sugar, grapefruit juice, olive oil, vanilla bean paste/extract and grapefruit zest.
  3. Next, sift together your pastry flour, baking soda, baking powder, and salt in a separate mixing bowl. Once evenly mixed, slowly add the dry ingredients to the large mixing bowl until a smooth cake batter is formed.
  4. Add the batter to the greased springform pan. Before putting the pan into the oven, tap the cake pan on the counter to release any large bubbles. Bake for 48 minutes-60 minutes until the cake is browning on top and a toothpick comes out clean when inserted into the middle.
  5. Remove the cake from the oven and let cool to room temperature.
  6. While the cake is cooling, make the glaze by adding the powdered sugar, grapefruit juice, and grapefruit zest to a small bowl and whisking until a thick but smooth glaze forms. If you want a thinner glaze, you can add additional grapefruit juice.
  7. Apply the glaze once the cake has reached room temperature so that it does not melt. Slice into 8 even pieces and enjoy!

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