I seriously LOVE ricotta cheese. Give me a spoon and I’ll just eat it all out of the container. Or I like it with Ritz crackers. But here it is in a pound cake! So, so, so good! You can eat it as a snack, a dessert dusted with powdered sugar and fresh berries, or even for breakfast!
I just got back from walking to the beach because it’s almost 50 degrees out and sunny and the sky is beautifully blue. So I’m about to cut me a huge slice of this. I’m so glad I decided to make it earlier this morning… So come on! start your ovens and make this delicious, easy ricotta cake!
What you will need:
Loaf pan greased and lined with parchment paper
1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
3/4 cups unsalted butter at room temp
1 cup granulated sugar
1 1/2 cups full fat ricotta cheese
3 large eggs
1 teaspoons vanilla extract
Preheat oven to 350 degrees fahrenheit. In a bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder and salt and set aside. In another bowl, beat together butter, sugar and ricotta cheese until fully combined. Note: make sure your ricotta cheese is not wet. Drain any excess liquid before adding.
Add in eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Beat in vanilla. Slowly beat in flour mixture until just combined. Pour into prepared loaf pan and smooth the top with a spatula.
Bake for about 15 minutes and THEN lower oven temp to 325 and bake for about 40 minutes more. Allow to cool before removing from pan.
Slice and enjoy! Store covered at room temp or in the fridge.