I've never baked with ricotta cheese...I don't know what took me so long to try it in my baking. To Read More, Click On The Recipe Title.
The picture of this cake on The Daily Loaf was just the incentive I needed to try it.
I haven't made a cake this moist in a long time. It is absolutely delicious and was a huge hit at our family dinner last week. It's light, lemony and OH so moist! My brother wants me to make one just for him.
Since this was my first time using ricotta cheese, I followed the recipe exactly. After tasting this, there's absolutely nothing that I would change...it's perfect as is. The Lemon Glaze did give me a little bit of a fit though-the lemon juice wasn't enough liquid with the powdered sugar to make a glaze, so I just added 1 more tablespoon of lemon juice and a little water until it was the consistency that I wanted.
I would be very curious to see what this cake would be like with blueberries or raspberries folded into the batter....
Stop at the store on your way home from work and get some ricotta....your gonna love what it does to a cake.
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Lemon Glazed Ricotta Cake
1 ½ sticks unsalted butter, softened
15 ounces whole milk ricotta
1 ½ cups sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla
Zest and Juice of 1 large lemon
1 ½ cup all purpose flour
2 ½ teaspoons baking powder
½ teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon salt
2 cups powdered sugar
3 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Butter and flour a Bundt cake pan and set aside.
In a large mixer bowl, cream together the butter and sugar until well combined. Add the ricotta and blend until light and fluffy, about 5 minutes. Mix in the eggs one at a time, incorporating well. Add the vanilla, lemon juice/zest and mix until fully combined.
Sift together the flour, baking powder, soda, and salt. Add the dry ingredients in 2 increments, mixing just until incorporated. Pour into the prepared pan and smooth our as needed. Bake 35-40 minutes, or until the cake is set and a toothpick inserted comes out clean.
Let cool in the pan for at least 15 minutes before turning out onto a wire rack. Whisk together the powdered sugar and lemon juice until smooth. Drizzle the lemon glaze over the top of the cake and serve.