The Rea Family

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50 Ratings
Our Family Olive Oil Cupcake recipe. Locally world famous!


  • 3 eggs
  • 1 cup Olive Oil (Vanilla Bean, Lemon, Orange, Lime, or any other olive oil!)
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1 ¼ cups milk
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 cups unbleached all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon baking soda

  • ½ cup butter (room temperature)
  • 4 cups powdered sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • ½ cup heavy cream
  • Optional: a few drops of food coloring


  1. Preheat the oven to 325 degrees. Whisk together the eggs, olive oil, lemon juice, and milk. In a separate bowl combine the sugar, salt, flour, baking powder, and baking soda with a whisk. Mix the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients and stir until smooth. Pour into cupcake cups and bake 25 to 30 minutes. Cupcakes are done when a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.
  2. Beat the frosting ingredients together in a mixer until smooth and creamy and spread on the cooled cupcakes.