Olive Oil-Orange Bundt Cake

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5 eggs

1 1/4 cups sugar

1 tablespoon finely grated orange peel

1 cup extra-virgin olive oil

2 cups cake flour

1 1/4 teaspoons baking powder

1 teaspoon salt

Preheat the oven to 325° and butter and flour a 10-cup Bundt pan.

In a bowl, with mixer, beat the eggs with the sugar and orange peel at medium-high speed, until smooth. Gradually beat in the olive oil until creamy, about 2 minutes. In another bowl, sift the cake flour with the baking powder and salt. Add the dry ingredients to the egg mixture in 3 batches, beating between additions.

Scrape the batter into the prepared pan and bake for about 1 hour, until a toothpick inserted in the center of the cake comes out clean. Let cool in the pan for 15 minutes, then invert onto a rack. Let the cake cool completely before cutting into slices and serving.