This Italian dessert is one of my favorites! Its use of almond and orange extract topped with almond slices gives it an elegance and richness that you won't find anywhere else. Perfect for special occasions such as holidays, Christmas, birthdays or Mother's day.
Combine cocoa, flour and baking powder and sift then set aside in a medium bowl
In separate large bowl beat eggs, sugar and extracts until creamy and leaves a trail. Approximately 3 minutes with a hand held mixer
Gently fold in 3/4 of the dry ingredients with a spatula
Gently fold in the olive oil and milk and remaining dry ingredients. Do not let the batter get stiff/hard.
Gently pour into a greased 7" spring form pan (or other pan of similar size)
Bake at 350F for 20-30 minutes
Remove from oven and let it rest for 10 minutes
Remove from spring form pan let cool on rack
Sprinkle almond slivers and confectioners sugar on top