Cinnamon & orange cake | Sweet dreams

Torta di arance e cannella

Cinnamon & orange cake | Sweet dreams

A delicious cake with cinnamon and orange will definitely make a winter afternoon sweeter with a cup of tea. The good news is that using olive oil in baking is a lighter and healthier alternative to butter, while creating a lovely texture to your desserts.


This cake is perfect on its own or with a scoop of vanilla ice cream.


Dessert | Recommended with il classico | Difficulty – Easy | Time 60 mins



  • 1 tsp of cinnamon
  • 1 lemon and 2 oranges
  • 250g plain white flour
  • 3 eggs
  • 220g of sugar
  • 100ml of extra virgin olive oil (il Classico)
  • 100ml of water
  • 1 sachet of yeast



  • Grate the lemon zest and orange zest and put aside
  • Beat together with an electric mixer the eggs and the sugar, until the mixture is light and fluffy; always beating, add the olive oil, the lemon zest, the orange zest, the water, the orange and lemon juice and a teaspoon of cinnamon
  • Using a wooden spoon, stir in flour mixture and the yeast
  • Pour the mixture into a ring mold (20cm) oiled and floured and bake it in the oven pre-heated at 160 ° C
  • After 35 minutes raise the temperature to 180 ° C and finish cooking for another 15 minutes
  • Once cooled, sprinkle with powdered sugar and decorate with oranges and mint
  • You can also create small cakes by cutting the cake by using small candy molds and decorating them