Classic italian ring cake

When a was a kid my mother always baked some sort of cake for me and my sister to have it as a snack in the afternoon. I remember her calling me while I was playing with my friend in the courtyard, to come home and have some   cake and at least 5 minutes of rest. So a little army of 5 or 6 kids rushed into my house to have something to drink and eat and then rush again to go back playing soccer.  I know soccer is not too girly, but my neighbors were all male so I was quite forced (but i must admit i really loved it at that time!!)

Now that i am enough grown up, I’ve tried several recipes for this classic cake, but when I came across this one my mother-in-law gave me, I totally fell in love with it. It’s sweet, soft, with this citrus taste.. the perfect comfort food ever!

I’m quite sure it might be the easiest cake ever!


  • 3 eggs
  • 300gr all purpose flour
  • 200gr sugar
  • 100ml of vegetable oil
  • 200ml of milk
  • 30gr of baking powder
  • orange or lemon zest



Step 1
Preheat the oven at 180/200°C (350/390°F). Grease your baking pan with butter and then add some flour and move the pan to even distribute the flour on the surface.

Step 2
Put all the ingredients in a bowl and mix it with a whisk.

Step 3
Add the batter and cook for  around 40 minutes. You can check if it’s ready by putting into the cake a skewer, if it comes out clean, the cake is ready. Let it cool completely and enjoy.