Pistachio Olive Oil Cake with Liqueur Oranges

Serves 8-10
Preparation time 20 minutes minutes
Cooking time 45 minutes minutes


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  • Moro Pure Spray Primero Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • 1 ½ cups plain flour
  • ¾ cup sugar
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 3 oranges
  • 4 eggs
  • 1 cup Moro Delicado Light Taste Olive Oil or Moro Primero Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • 75g shelled pistachios, coarsely chopped
  • ¼ cup caster sugar
  • 2 tablespoons orange liqueur (Cointreau or Grand Marnier)

Spray a 23cm round cake pan with Moro Pure Spray Primero Extra Virgin Olive Oil and line with baking paper. Sift together flour, sugar, baking powder and salt. Beat eggs with an electric mixer for 5 minutes until thick and fluffy. Gradually beat in Moro Primero Extra Virgin Olive Oil and juice of 1 orange in a steady stream. Reserve 2 tablespoons pistachios for garnish and fold the rest into the mixture with the flour. Pour into cake pan. Bake at 180°C for 40-45 minutes or until golden and cooked when tested (a skewer inserted in the centre will come out clean). Meanwhile, remove the skin of the remaining oranges with a sharp knife and cut the flesh into slices. Heat caster sugar and orange liqueur until dissolved. Add orange slices and allow to cool.

Turn cake out onto a wire rack to cool and garnish with liqueur oranges and reserved pistachios.