Introduction: Lemon Ricotta Cake

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This recipe is from my mother - it's an absolutely wonderful cake with a dense, moist texture and bright lemon tang. Just enough citrus flavor to bring back memories of summer, and a lot of sweetness to take away the bitter taste of the cold outside. Bake your own with this easy recipe!


  • 1 1/2 sticks of butter
  • 15 oz ricotta cheese
  • 1 1/2 cups granulated sugar
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • Zest and juice of one lemon
  • 1 1/2 cups flour
  • 2 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon salt

Step 1: Mix and Bake!

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Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Butter and flour a Bundt cake pan. Cream together the butter and sugar. Add ricotta and beat for 5 minutes until fluffy. Add eggs, one at a time. Add vanilla, lemon juice, and lemon zest, and blend. Sift together remaining dry ingredients in a separate bowl; add to wet ingredients and stir until smooth.

Pour into Bundt pan and bake for 35-40 minutes. Allow to rest in the pan for 15 minutes after baking before attempting to remove from pan.

Lemon Glaze

  • 2 cups powdered sugar
  • 3 tablespoons lemon juice (this can be from a bottle)

Combine glaze ingredients until smooth – pour over cake.



Penolopy Bulnick (author)2017-01-20

I'm always nervous about any "cheese" in sweet baked goods, but this sounds very tasty!

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