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Easy Orange Ricotta Cake

1 orange, zested 2 tablespoons amaretto (or cointreau or grand marnier) confectioners’ sugar, for dusting (optional) instructions preheat the oven to 350ºf. In a medium bowl, combine the flour, baking powder and salt. ½ cup butter 1 cup granulated sugar 1½ cups all purpose flour 2 teaspoons baking powder ½ teaspoon salt 3 large eggs 1½ cups ricotta cheese 1 teaspoon vanilla extract ½ cup fresh squeezed orange juice 1 tablespoon orange zest orange slice top:

A delicate orange and almond pound cake is topped with fresh strawberries.

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