4 Ways To Make Meghan Markle's Lemon Olive Oil Cake

Meghan recently baked the special dessert for the team at World Central Kitchen.

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During her days of writing on The Tig, Meghan Markle became known as a bit of a baking goddess. And just because the lifestyle blog has long been closed, that doesn’t mean the Duchess doesn’t still have a penchant for making sweet treats. Just recently she baked a cake for World Central Kitchen in name of Women’s History Month. The delicious dessert was a lemon olive oil cake, which may sound a little out there, but actually looks incredible. If you want to follow Meghan’s lead, I’ve found four ways to make Meghan Markle’s lemon olive oil cake, from bundt shapes to drizzly offerings.

A tweet by World Central Kitchen (an organisation that helps feed those in need) revealed that the Duchess herself had baked the yummy cake, using an extra special ingredient. “In honor of #WomensHistoryMonth, WCK worked with Archewell, the non-profit created by The Duke and Duchess of Sussex, to provide meals & share a message of appreciation & support in Chicago. Dessert was a lemon olive oil cake baked by The Duchess — with lemons from her garden!”

The tweet was accompanied by a photo of four women from the organisation sitting by the gorgeous-looking cake, which I have to admit made me very hungry. If you’d like to flex your baking skills and experiment with a lemon olive oil recipe, fear not; I’ve found four of the very best.

The Classic

Martha Stewart / Paola + Murray

If you want to bake a cake as close as to the classic I’m envisioning Meghan’s was, what could be better than a recipe by Martha Stewart?! There are actually plenty of go-to recipes online for a simple lemon olive oil cake, but Stewart’s looks like a winner to me. You only really need six ingredients for the cake itself, with an additional berries and mascarpone cream topping optional.

Take a look at the recipe online here.

A Lemon Drizzle

Only Crumbs Remain

If you’re a big lemon drizzle fan (who isn’t?!), you may be intrigued by this version of the olive oil recipe, which is based around the beloved tasty citrus cake. The main difference here is of course the delicious topping and the moist insides that benefit from the drizzle technique. Baking blogger Only Crumbs Remain has a brilliant recipe.

Take a look at the recipe online here.

A Bundt Cake

Vintage Kitchen Notes

Want to get a bit more creative with your shapes? Make a more impressive-looking cake with a bundt tin, which largely features a recipe similar to the classic, just with a slightly more spruced-up iced topping. Vintage Kitchen Notes’ recipe is easy to follow and features short videos of each step, which is especially helpful for baking newbies.

Take a look at the recipe online here.

One-Bowl Pound Cake

Little Spice Jar

Another iteration of this recipe is the lemon olive oil pound cake, which is baked in more of a loaf shape, much like you’d see banana bread in. For this one, you’ll require a baking tin adequately suited, but the baking process itself is super simple, as it’s a one bowl recipe I found on Little Spice Jar.

Take a look at the online recipe here.

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