Over the centuries, many culinary inventions have been inspired by the scarcity of basic ingredients, such as flour and eggs. Necessity is the mother of invention... This cake is definitely one of those creations. Who would have thought that whole oranges and olive oil could make such a grand cake? Sweet, sticky and addictive, the cake has a shelf life of at least a week if you keep it in an airtight tin. Serve it either hot or cold.
Recipe taken from John's book, My Kind of Food: Recipes I Love to Cook at Home (published by Headline, September 2015).