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Lemon ricotta cake with the perfect deliciousness of creamy ricotta, tart lemon curd, and sweet cake baked together
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Lemon Ricotta Cake

Lemon ricotta cake with the perfect deliciousness of creamy ricotta, tart lemon curd, and sweet cake baked together
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time40 mins
Total Time55 mins
Course: Dessert
Servings: 8
Author: Ellen

Ingredients

  • 6 Tbs butter (softened)
  • 3/4 cup white sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 1/3 cup all purpose flour (plus 1 Tbs)
  • 2 Tbs milk
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1 cup whole ricotta cheese
  • 1/2 cup lemon curd
  • 1 egg yolk
  • 1/3 cup granola
  • zest of one lemon

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 325 degrees
  • Grease 9 inch cake pan with butter
  • Cream together butter and sugar until light and fluffy
  • Add the eggs, one at a time, beating well after each egg
  • Add lemon zest and milk
  • Stir in flour and baking powder until just combined
  • Spoon batter into cake pan and smooth as best you can
  • Mix together ricotta cheese, lemon curd, and egg yolk
  • Spread completely over the top of cake batter
  • Sprinkle granola over the top of cake
  • Bake for 40 to 45 minutes, testing for doneness at 35 minutes. Cake is finished when top is mostly solid with cracks and knife inserted comes out mostly clean
  • Let cool
  • Sprinkle with powdered sugar over top and fresh berries if desired
  • Serve, store any leftovers in fridge

Notes

You can use any lemon curd, either purchase or make your own by following our recipe -microwave lemon curd.