What’s a girl going to do if she has a container of ricotta cheese in the fridge? Why, make cake of course! Initially, I found a ricotta tomato tart recipe but I decided to go with cake, because I was in a baking something sweet and pretty mood. This is such a beautiful, moist cake. It is perfect for parties and giving to friends or family. Despite the cheese content, it is not too rich at all. You can whip this up in n time and I guarantee it will be devoured. I baked this Sunday afternoon and it was gone by Monday evening…oops!
I used frozen raspberries and blackberries as I did not have enough raspberries but go ahead, live dangerously, use different berries!
My raspberries and blackberries were kinda mushed together and I did not have many nice whole pieces, and so you may be looking at this with a scrunched up mouth thinking, wait a minute, it doesn’t look that pretty. Don’t let the appearance fool you though because it tastes amazing 🙂
You could always put some powdered sugar on this but it won’t last long so make it and enjoy with a cup of coffee or tea. It’s perfect!
Recipe taken from bon appétit
- Nonstick vegetable oil spray
- 1½ cups all-purpose flour
- 1 cup sugar
- 2 teaspoons baking powder
- ¾ teaspoon kosher salt
- 3 large eggs
- 1½ cups ricotta
- ½ teaspoon vanilla extract
- ½ cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, melted
- 1 cup frozen raspberries or blackberries, divided
Preheat oven to 350°. Line a 9”-diameter cake pan with parchment paper and lightly coat with nonstick spray. Whisk flour, sugar, baking powder, and salt in a large bowl.
Whisk eggs, ricotta, and vanilla in a medium bowl until smooth; fold into dry ingredients just until blended. Then fold in butter, followed by ¾ cup raspberries, taking care not to crush berries. Scrape batter into prepared pan and scatter remaining ¼ cup raspberries over top.
Bake cake until golden brown and a tester inserted into the center comes out clean, 50–60 minutes. Let cool at least 20 minutes before unmolding.
Do Ahead: Cake can be made 2 days ahead. Store tightly wrapped at room temperature.