How to make Avocado Ricotta Olive Oil Cake?

Olive Oil Cake?

Looking to impress your guests with a unique and delicious dessert? Then you need to try this Avocado Ricotta Olive Oil Cake! It’s a delicious and easy-to-make cake that will leave everyone impressed. Not only is it delicious, but it’s also healthy and nutritious, making it the perfect choice for a special occasion. So what are you waiting for? Get started and make this amazing cake today!

This Avocado Ricotta Olive Oil Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting is amazing, hands down the flavors are so good. Obviously, I haven’t used any butter, I replaced the fat with two ripe avocados and olive oil and added some ricotta into the mix, because let’s face it, everything is better with ricotta.

I also added fresh lemon zest and lemon juice to the cake for a bright citrusy note. The cake is super decadent, rich and dense with almost a sticky crumb which by the way I love. For those of you who fear avocados in baking, you can’t taste the avocado at all! You can get a tiny, tiny hint of olive oil flavor, but it pairs so well with the citrus.

If you have some brown avocados sitting on the counter and you didn’t get a chance to use them in your favorite guacamole, don’t worry, you can use them in this Avocado Ricotta Olive Oil Cake and save them. Topped with tangy Lemon Cream Cheese Frosting with vanilla beans this cake is out of this world. I kept the frosting on the tangy side by adding fresh lemon juice, I just think it pairs so well with the sweet and rich cake! Just look at that fabulous and dense cake topped with a cloud of cream cheese frosting.



  • 2 ripe avocados, pitted
  • 3 cups all purpose flour
  • 3 cups granulated sugar
  • 4 eggs, room temperature
  • 1 cup ricotta
  • ½ cup olive oil
  • ½ tablespoon baking powder
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon lemon zest
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 4 ounces cream cheese, room temperature
  • ½ cup confectioner’s sugar
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 2 tablespoons milk
  • 1 vanilla bean, seeds only


  1. Preheat oven to 350F.
  2. Spray a 11inch bundt pan (preferably a silicone one) with non-stick cooking spray.
  3. Using a food processor, whip the avocados until they resemble a silky paste.
  4. In a medium bowl mix dry ingredients: flour, salt and baking powder, set aside.
  5. Add the avocado paste to the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the wire whisk, add sugar and mix until well combined. Slowly and one at a time add the eggs, followed by the ricotta cheese, olive oil, lemon juice and lemon zest. Using a spatula scrape the sides of the bowl and mix until well combined.
  6. Slowly add the ingredients into the mixture, one cup at a time. Mix until blended taking care not to over mix.
  7. Bake for 70 minutes or 80 minutes, until a toothpick inserted in the middle of the cake comes out clean.
  8. After 60 minutes of baking, cover the top with aluminum foil and bake for another 10 or 20 minutes. This will protect the cake from burning.
  9. Remove from the oven and let it cool on a wire rack for about 60 minutes, then turn out the bundt cake onto a cake plate. Store at room temperature in an airtight container or cover with a cake dome. Allow the bundt cake to cool completely before icing.
  10. Add softened cream cheese and sugar to the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the wire whisk. Mix until combined and without lumps, add lemon juice, vanilla bean seeds and milk one tablespoon at a time until desired consistency is achieved. Using a spatula scrape the sides of the bowl and mix until well combined.
  11. Pour the frosting over the chilled bundt cake and serve.

Avocado have many health benefits and it is very tasty too. So try to make this cake recipe and let us know in the comments below if you have any questions about the recipe.

Thank you for reading our blog! In this post, we would like to share a delicious and easy avocado ricotta olive oil cake recipe that you can make in no time. This cake is perfect for special occasions or for a simple snack. We hope you enjoy it!

Frequently Asked Questions

Is olive oil cake healthier than regular cake?

Olive oil cakes are healthier than normal cakes, albeit they are not considerably lower in calories. And using olive oil in cakes adds richness without being overbearing, allowing folks on a non-dairy or restricted-dairy diet to enjoy them as well.

Does olive oil affect the taste of cake?

Because of its particular flavour, olive oil may alter the flavour of baked goods. Any olive oil will do, but for a lighter flavour, go for one made with Aberquina olives ($8, Target) or a bottle labelled “moderate” olive oil.

What does olive oil do to a cake?

In baking, using olive oil reduces “bad” cholesterol and saturated fat. Unlike butter, it is considered a “healthy” fat. It also boosts the heart-healthiness of your baked goods by adding more antioxidants (natural substances that help preserve our cells) and vitamin E.

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