When craving something sweet, I don’t want cookies, candy, or ice cream, I always reach for a moist cake. What I love about this citrus olive oil cake with poppy seeds is that it is really really bright and vibrant thanks to the citrus flavors. For this recipe, I zest two lemons and one orange and mix together with the sugar, then I massage it with my hands to release all of the essential oils to further enhance the citrus notes. Another thing I love about this cake is the addition of buttermilk which adds a beautiful tanginess. Its acidity helps to tenderize the gluten resulting in an airier and softer cake overall. Then there is the olive oil which really helps to deliver that moistness while also enriching the flavor. The citrus fused with the olive oil counterbalance each other in a beautifully delicious way. Watch Athena in the video below to see how you can make this simple citrus olive oil cake at home, then keep scrolling for the ingredients and method.