Saturday, September 11, 2010

Lemon Ricotta Cake

I made this delicious cake twice over the summer and thought I'd posted the recipe, but alas I had not. It's very dense, like a pound cake, and full of lemony goodness. I paired it with a sauce made of fresh blueberries, but it is just as good all on it's own. It also makes a tasty breakfast treat when paired with a cup of Joe.

Lemon Ricotta Cake
1 C softened butter
2 C white sugar
½ C ricotta cheese
½ C milk
1 tsp fresh squeezed lemon juice
Zest of 1 lemon
4 lg eggs
3 C all-purpose flour
Powdered sugar for dusting

Preheat oven to 350° F.

Butter and flour a spring form pan.

Beat the flour and sugar until light and fluffy. Then add the ricotta, milk, lemon juice, lemon zest, and eggs, mix until combined. With mixer running, gradually add the flour and mix until incorporated.

Pour the cake mix into the prepared pan and bake for 50-60 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in the center of the cake comes out clean.

Cool cake on a wire rack. Once cooled, lightly dust the top of the cake with powdered sugar.