Makes 20cm cake
1 Preheat the oven to 170ºC. Grease and line a deep 23cm springform cake tin. 2. 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.
2 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.
3 To serve: Garnish with orange slices and dust with icing sugar.
Words and image: Fairlady magazine