Blogging Marathon# 57: Week 2/ Day 3
Theme: Food52 Contest Recipes from here
Dish: Apple Ricotta Cake
This recipe uses only 1 apple and doesn’t really taste like an ‘apple’ cake. I’m not a big apple fan so that is totally fine with me, but if you are looking for an apple cake that tastes like an apple pie (or more apple’y’), then this is not for you.
The addition of ricotta gives the cake almost a cheesecake like texture. It is airy and light. After reading the reviews, I reduced the sugar quantity from 1cup to ¾cup but kept everything else as is. This recipe has 3 eggs but I was making this for friends who eat eggs so I didn’t bother with substituting the eggs with a vegetarian option. All in all this is a delicious cake that I’ll be making often.
- 1¼ cups All purpose flour
- 1 tbsp Baking powder
- a pinch Salt
- 8 tbsp Unsalted Butter - or 1stick, softened
- ¾ cup Sugar - (increase to 1cup if you want sweeter cake)
- 3 Eggs - large
- 1 cup Ricotta cheese
- 1 Apple - medium, peeled and grated (about 1cup)
- 1 tsp Vanilla extract - (or use zest of 1 lemon)
- Sugar Confectioners - for serving
- Preheat oven to 375°F. Butter and flour a 9~10" spring form pan.
- Cream butter and sugar in a stand mixer or using a hand mixer until light and fluffy.
- Add the eggs one at a time and beat until combined.
- Slowly add the flour, salt, baking powder, vanilla extract (or lemon zest), grated apple and ricotta cheese. Beat until well combined.
- Pour into the prepared pan and bake for 35~40 minutes or until the cake is golden brown and the sides start to pull away from the pan.
- Cool in the pan for 10 minutes, then turn it out onto a wire rack rack and cool completely. Sift confectioners sugar over the top just before serving.