Ciambella can be thought of as Italy’s Tea Cake. The refreshing aroma of lemon and Lupi Extra Virgin Olive Oil will allow this cake to be a lovely centrepiece for your afternoon tea, or introduce an Italian tradition and enjoy it as a breakfast treat on a Sunday morning.

Prep Time: 2 hours (including cooking and resting)
Serves: 10-12 people

2 Eggs
2 Egg Yolks
1 cup Caster Sugar
Zest of 1 Lemon
1 Vanilla Bean, seeds removed to use
1/2 cup Lupi Extra Virgin Olive Oil
1/2 cup Buttermilk
1 2/3 cup Self Raising Flour
2 Tbsp Icing Sugar
Butter for greasing
Flour for greasing