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Ciambella sliced open to show interior texture.
Italian Ciambella Recipe
Prep Time
20 mins
Cook Time
45 mins
 

My Ciambella recipe is a beautiful, simple, and classic Italian breakfast cake that makes the perfect companion with your morning cup of coffee or tea.

Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: Italian
Servings: 12 servings
Author: Gemma Stafford
Ingredients
  • 6 large eggs (at room temperature)
  • 1 ¼ cups (10oz/284g) granulated sugar
  • 1 cup (8floz/240ml) olive oil
  • Zest and juice of 1 orange
  • 2 cups (10oz/284g) all-purpose flour
  • 4 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
Instructions
  1. Preheat the oven to 350°F (180°C) and generously butter and flour a 12-cup (3.85 liters) capacity bundt pan. Set aside.

  2. In a large bowl, whisk the eggs and sugar together, and then add the olive oil and orange zest, and juice. Whisk until combined.

  3. In a separate mixing bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder, and salt and then fold into the wet ingredients in three increments until just combined.

  4. Pour the batter into the prepared pan and bake for 40-45 minutes, or until a wooden skewer inserted into the center comes out clean.

  5. Let the cake cool in the pan for 10 minutes, and then invert it onto a wire rack to cool completely.

  6. Dust with some powdered sugar before serving. Store leftovers in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 3 days, or in the freezer for up to 2 months.