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Ricotta Cake

This ricotta cake is one of the best cakes you'll make all year.  As my husband said, "It tastes like the insides of an eclair." That's always a good thing, if you ask me! Creamy and eggy, it'll be hard to stop with eating just one piece. Another bonus? It's easy to make.
The original recipe, from Food52, is said to have been one of their most popular cake recipes ever.  And I believe it.  I adapted the recipe a bit to fit my own pallet, but have still kept that WOW factor.This ricotta cake is one of the best cakes you'll make all year.  As my husband said, "It tastes like the insides of an eclair." That's always a good thing, if you ask me! Creamy and eggy, it'll be hard to stop with eating just one piece. Another bonus? It's easy to make.

The original recipe, from Food52, is said to have been one of their most popular cake recipes ever.  And I believe it.  I adapted the recipe a bit to fit my own pallet, but have still kept that WOW factor.

ricotta cake on wooden board with knife

Ricotta Cake

While this cake doesn't look very exciting, it's truly one of my favorite cakes. The ricotta makes the cake very moist and gives it a creamy, light consistency. I've eaten a piece of this cake for breakfast, an afternoon snack and for dessert. It's perfect any time!

Course Breakfast, Dessert, Snack
Keyword cake
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 35 minutes
Servings 8

Ingredients

  • 1 stick of butter Room temperature or microwaved for roughly 10-15 seconds
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 1/3 cup ricotta Try and get whole milk ricotta.  I get mine from Whole Foods.
  • 1 apple grated
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 1/3 cup flour
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • Salt pinch
  • Powdered sugar dusting for top when cooled

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
  2. Spray a 9 or 10 inch springform pan with nonstick spray.
  3. Combine butter and sugar.  Mix on high for 2 minutes or until butter and sugar has become fluffy.  Add the eggs one at a time. Next, add the ricotta, grated apple, and vanilla and mix until combined. Add the flour, baking powder, and salt and mix until you can no longer see the flour.
  4. Pour batter into springform pan.  Bake for 35-45 minutes. Halfway through baking time, make sure the cake isn't too brown on top.  If it is, cover it with foil.
  5. Let the cake cool and cover with a dusting of powdered sugar.

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