Orange and olive oil cake

A full flavoured moist treat perfect for anytime of day.
 
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Recipe from: 16 July 2015
Preparation time: 15 min
Cooking time: 40 min
 
 

Ingredients

 
  • 3
    jumbo eggs, separated
  • 200
    g
    castor sugar
  • 1/4
    tsp
    orange blossom water or orange essence
  • 1
    cup
    olive oil
  • juice and grated zest of 1 orange
  • 200
    g
    ricotta cheese, crumbled
  • 180
    g
    ground almonds
  • 140
    g
    cake wheat flour, sifted
  • 2
    tsp
    baking powder
  • pinch of salt
  • TO SERVE:
  • orange slices to garnish
  • icing sugar to dust
 
 

Method

 
Preheat the oven to 170ºC.

Grease and line a deep 23cm springform cake tin.

Place the egg yolks, sugar and orange blossom water or orange essence in a bowl. Beat with an electric beater until light and fluffy, about 4 minutes, add the olive oil, orange juice and zest and ricotta, whisk to combine, then stir in the ground almonds, flour, baking powder and salt.

Whisk the egg whites until stiff and fold into the batter. Pour the batter into the prepared cake tin and bake for 40 minutes, or until an inserted skewer comes out clean. Allow to cool in tin slightly, then remove from tin to cool completely on a rack.

To serve
Garnish with orange slices and dust with icing sugar.

Words and image:
Fairlady magazine


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