- Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Butter a deep, 9 inch round cake pan. In a bowl, whisk the cake flour, baking powder, and salt. In another bowl, beat the ricotta, 1 ½ sticks of butter and the 1 ½ cups of the sugar at medium speed until smooth. Beat the eggs one at a time until just incorporated, then beat in the amaretto, vanilla and orange zest. Beat in the dry ingredients in 3 batches just until incorporated.
- Scrape the batter into the prepared pan and bake for 50 minutes, until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out with a few crumbs. Transfer to a rack to cool for 20 minutes; unmold and let cool completely.
- In a bowl, toss the strawberries with the Prosecco and remaining 2 Tbsp of sugar and let stand at room temperature until juicy, about 30 min.
- Dust the pound cake with confectioners’ sugar. Cut into wedges and serve with the strawberries and whipped cream.
Make Ahead: The cake can be stored in an airtight container for up to 3 days
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