Fresh-Pressed Olive Oil Club

Iced Olive Oil, Lemon and Blueberry Loaf

Iced lemon blueberry loaf

This moist and flavorful cake is great for dessert, breakfast, or an afternoon treat.


For the loaf:

  • 2 extra-large eggs
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 3/4 cup Greek yogurt
  • 1/2 cup medium or bold extra-virgin olive oil
  • Zest of 2 lemons
  • 1/2 cup fresh lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract or paste
  • 1 1/2 cups pastry flour
  • 1/2 cup whole wheat pastry flour
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon fine sea salt
  • 2 cups blueberries

For the icing:

  • 1 cup confectioners’ sugar, or more as needed
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
  • 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil


Step 1

Preheat the oven to 350°F. Line a 9×5 loaf pan with parchment paper. In a large bowl, whisk the eggs until no whites are visible, then slowly whisk in the sugar, followed by the yogurt, olive oil, lemon zest and juice, and vanilla. In a separate bowl, combine the flours, baking powder, baking soda, and salt, then fold into the egg-oil mixture with a spatula until combined. Fold in all but a handful of the blueberries.

Step 2

Pour the batter into the loaf pan and level the top with the spatula, being sure to get the batter into all the corners. Sprinkle on the remaining blueberries and bake for 60 to 65 minutes, depending on your oven—it’s done when the point of dinner knife inserted in the center comes out clean, except for a possible trace of blueberry. Cool in the pan for 10 minutes before transferring to a wire rack to finish cooling.

Step 3

Once the cake is only barely warm, make the icing by whisking the confectioners’ sugar, olive oil, and lemon juice until incorporated. It should be thick—add more sugar if needed. Use a small offset spatula to spread it over the top of the cake.

Serves 8 to 10