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Schiacciata alla Fiorentina

A classic Italian orange cake made with fresh zest and juice.

  • Preparation Time15 mins
  • Cooking Time25 mins
  • Serves12
  • DifficultyEasy
250g plain flour
200g sugar
1 1/2 tbsp baking powder
Zest and juice of 1 orange
3 large eggs
125ml warm whole milk
4 tbsp vegetable oil
Icing sugar, to decorate

1) Preheat the oven to 180C/Gas 4. Butter a 22 by 35-cm baking pan.

2) Add flour, sugar, baking powder, orange zest, orange juice, eggs, milk, and oil. Beat with a hand mixer until thoroughly mixed together, about 3 to 4 minutes.

3) Add the batter to the buttered pan and bake for about 25 minutes. Test the cake with a toothpick inserted into the center. If it comes out clean, the cake is done.

4) Let cool for about 30 minutes on the counter, then flip the cake out of the baking pan. Slice and serve sprinkled with icing sugar.

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