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Lemon ricotta cake Recipe

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Contributor:  
Contributor:  
Denise Barone

Category:
Category:

Ingredients:  
Ingredients:  
For the cake:
½ cup butter 4 ounces
1 ½ cups ricotta
¾ cup sugar
3 large eggs
1 tablespoon finely grated lemon zest from 2 medium size lemons
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
¼ teaspoon almond extract
1 ½ cups all-purpose flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
¾ teaspoon kosher salt


For the buttercream icing:
¼ cup butter
2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
2 ½ tablespoons half & half (or whole milk)
3 cups powdered sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Directions:
Directions:
For the cake:
Preheat oven to 375˚F. Spray an 8-inch round pan with baking spray, then rub all over with a paper towel to evenly coat pan with spray. Line the pan with parchment paper. Spray lightly again, making sure to coat bottom and sides of the pan. Set aside.
Melt butter in a medium-size microwave-safe bowl (on high power for 45-60 seconds). Remove from microwave and allow to cool for 5 minutes. Add sugar, eggs, lemon zest and extracts. Whisk together until well blended. Add ricotta and stir until light and fluffy (about 30 seconds).
Sprinkle flour, baking powder, and salt over the top of the ricotta mixture and stir just until all the flour is incorporated.
Transfer batter to prepared pan and smooth the top with a knife or spatula. Place in preheated oven and immediately lower temperature to 350˚F. Bake for 38-42 minutes or until cake springs back when lightly touched on the top and/or a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. The top will be lightly golden. The top may crack slightly, that’s okay.
Remove from oven and allow to cool for 10 minutes then invert onto a cooling rack and allow the cake to cool completely before adding the icing. When cool, transfer to a serving platter (keep flat, bottom side up) and ice with buttercream.

For the buttercream icing:
While the cake is cooling, make the icing. Place butter in a microwave-safe bowl and heat on high power until melted, 30-40 seconds.
Add all other icing ingredients and whisk together until creamy and well blended. It should be a somewhat loose but spreadable icing. If too thick add a bit more half and half. If too thin add a bit more powdered sugar.
10. Scoop icing onto the top of the cake. Spread (with an angled spatula) to the edges and down the sides of the cake. Decorate with edible flowers, if desired. Allow icing to set before slicing. Can be refrigerated, but bring back to room temperature before serving.

Personal Notes:
Personal Notes:
Don’t overmix this cake batter to ensure a tender crumb. When you add the dry ingredients, mix with a sturdy spatula just until the flour mixture is incorporated.

I like to use an 8-inch cake pan for this cake. You can use a 9-inch pan, in a pinch, but the resulting cake will not be as high.

I prefer using whole milk ricotta
This lemon ricotta can be made in advance and refrigerated, but it tastes best served at room temperature.

 

 

 

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