Orange Cardamom Bundt Cake

2/3 c. ricotta cheese

6 T. unsalted butter, room temperature

3/4 c. sugar

zest of one orange

1 egg

2 c. flour

2/3 c. milk

1/2 c. salted, roasted cashews, chopped

1 1/3 t. baking powder

Place cheese, butter, sugar, orange zest and egg in the large bowl of a stand mixer.  Beat until creamy. Add dry ingredients alternately with the milk, mixing well after each addition.  Fold in the cashews. Pour batter into a bundt pan that has been liberally treated with baking spray.  Bake in a preheated 350* oven for 45-55 minutes, or until a skewer inserted into the center removes cleanly.  Serve with sweetened, orange scented whipped cream if desired.