Cherry Ricotta Cake

Cherry Ricotta Cake, a delicious summer treat.


Cherry Ricotta Cake

Ingredients

For 1 Batch(es)

For the Cake:

  • 4 large eggs, separated
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
  • 2 lemons, zest only
  • 2 1/2 cups whole milk ricotta
  • 1/4 cup plus 2 tablespoons all purpose flour, divided
  • 2 1/2 cups fresh or frozen cherries, pitted and halved *thawed if frozen
 
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Directions

  1. Preheat your oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Butter a 9 inch springform pan.
  3. In a large mixing bowl beat together the egg yolks, sugar, vanilla and lemon zest with an electric mixer on high speed until fluffy, about 5 minutes.
  4. Beat in the ricotta until well combined. Lower the speed to low and beat in 1/4 cup of the flour until fully absorbed.
  5. In a separate mixing bowl using clean beaters beat the egg whites until soft peaks form and fold them into the batter.
  6. Toss the cherries with the remaining 2 tablespoons of flour. This will ensure they do not sink to the bottom.
  7. Fold the cherries into the batter and bake in the prepared pan for 50-60 minutes or until the center feels firm.
  8. Cool the cake in the spring for 15-20 minutes before opening.
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