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Christiane Potts
Course Dolci
Servings 1 cake


  • Unsalted butter for greasing
  • 2 cups self-rising flour plus more for dusting
  • 4 large eggs
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 tablespoons finely grated orange zest
  • ½ teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 cup fresh orange juice
  • 1 cup extra-virgin olive oil


  • Preheat the oven to 350°. Line the bottom of a 10-inch cake pan with parchment paper. Butter the paper and the side ?of the pan and dust with flour.
  • In a large bowl, using an electric mixer, beat the eggs with the granulated sugar, orange zest and salt. In a medium bowl, combine the orange juice and olive oil. At low speed, gradually beat the orange juice mixture into the egg mixture. Beat in the 2 cups of flour in 3 additions until a smooth batter forms.
  • Scrape the batter into the prepared pan and bake for 45 to 50 minutes, until the cake is golden and a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Let the cake cool completely; unmold and discard the paper. Dust with confectioners’ sugar and serve.