Carnevale cake (Schiacciata alla fiorentina)

    This sponge, called Schiacciata alla fiorentina, hails from Florence and is made during Carnival. It is a basic cake, eaten plain or served with jam or whipped cream.

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    Serves: 8 

    • 250g plain flour
    • 150g caster sugar
    • 2 eggs
    • 5 tablespoons olive oil
    • 180ml milk
    • 1 orange, juiced and zested
    • 2 teaspoons baking powder
    • icing sugar for dusting

    Prep:10min  ›  Cook:30min  ›  Ready in:40min 

    1. Preheat the oven to 200 C / Gas 6. Grease a rectangular cake tin, about 20x30cm.
    2. Mix all of the ingredients in a large bowl, adding the baking powder last. Tip into the prepared tin and bake for 30 minutes.
    3. Cool before dusting with icing sugar.
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