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Lemon Ricotta Cheese Cake

Lemon Ricotta Cheese Cake is a straightforward, humble dessert that is easy to make on a Sunday afternoon. Full of flavor and deliciousness!

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Lemon Ricotta Cake

I am an introvert. I think my favorite place to be is at home, in front of my computer, in my kitchen, reading cooking books, and doing research for my blog.  

And I think that this dessert is just like me, very simple, homey and quiet.

It doesn’t call attention to itself, and it isn’t very complicated or fancy. Baking this little lemon ricotta cheesecake on a lazy Sunday is the perfect thing to do, in my opinion.

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The delicious aroma of a dessert baking in the oven, especially on a cold day,  adds another dimension of coziness to the atmosphere I love!

I had a hard time deciding how to call this dessert. It looks like bars, but it has the consistency of a cake. There is cheese in between the layers of cake, and there is this lemony flavor that makes this dessert so delicate and simple.

What kind of ingredients will you need for this Lemon Ricotta Cake?

What I love about this recipe is that most of the ingredients are measured in tablespoons, which makes things super easy.

For the cake layers:

  • Eggs, granulated sugar, vegetable oil, milk, all purpose flour- the ingredients are easy to find in most people kitchen.

For the cake filling:

  • Ricotta cheese(or Farmer cheese), eggs, semolina, vanilla extract, lemon juice, lemon zest, granulated sugar, raisins.

How to make this recipe :

How to make the cake:

Preheat oven to 350F/180C.

Use a mixer for this step. Beat eggs and granulated sugar until the mixture doubles in volume. Add the oil and milk, spoon by spoon, and keep mixing.

In a medium bowl, stir together flour and baking powder. Add the flour to the egg mixture by folding the flour gently.

Butter and flour a 9×13 baking pan and pour ONLY half of the batter in the pan. Bake for 10 minutes, then remove the pan from the oven and set aside.

Prepare the filling:

In a large bowl, using a hand mixer, mix all ingredients, except the raisins that you stir in at the end. Pour the filling mixture over the baked bottom of the cake and spread evenly.

Pour the rest of the cake batter over the filling to cover it. Bake the cake for about 50 minutes or until golden brown on the surface.

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How easy is that? Besides being a simple dessert, it is also delicious and perfect for any occasion.

I hope you try it. I wish to tell you more about it, but the truth is, you have to make it and see for yourself.

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Enjoy, and don’t be shy to leave a comment and let me know what you think.

Want to try another dessert that is easy to make? Make this Old Fashioned Lemon Bread.

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Yield: 24 servings

Lemon Ricotta Cheese Cake

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Lemon Ricotta Cheese Cake is an effortless, humble dessert that is very easy to make on a Sunday afternoon. Full of flavor and deliciousness!

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 50 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 5 minutes

Ingredients

  • Cake:
  • 2 large eggs
  • 9 tablespoons granulated sugar
  • 9 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 12 tablespoons whole milk
  • 12 tablespoons all purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • Filling :
  • 1 1/2 pounds ricotta cheese(or Farmer Cheese)
  • 4 large eggs
  • 4 tablespoons semolina
  • a pinch of salt
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 2 teaspoons lemon juice
  • zest from 1 lemon
  • 7 tablespoons granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup raisins
  • Optional: 1-2 teaspoons of powder sugar for decoration

Instructions

  1. How to make the cake:
  2. Preheat oven to 350F/180C.
  3. Using a mixer, beat eggs and sugar until the mixture doubles in volume.
  4. Add the oil and milk, spoon by spoon, and continue mixing.
  5. In a medium bowl, stir flour and baking powder together.
  6. Add the flour to the egg mixture by folding it gently in.
  7. Butter and flour a 9x13 baking pan and pour half of the batter in the pan. Bake for 10 minutes, then remove the pan from the oven and set aside.
  8. Meanwhile, prepare the filling:
  9. Using a hand mixer, mix all ingredients except the raisins that you stir in at the end.
  10. Pour the filling mixture over the baked bottom of the cake and spread evenly.
  11. Pour the rest of the batter over the filling to cover it.
  12. Bake the cake for about 50 minutes or until golden brown on the surface.
  13. Let the cake cool and then cut. Dust it with powder sugar for serving.

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Nutrition Information:

Yield:

24

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 173Total Fat: 9gSaturated Fat: 2gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 6gCholesterol: 56mgSodium: 96mgCarbohydrates: 18gFiber: 0gSugar: 11gProtein: 6g

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Miri

Sunday 25th of April 2021

For the dough is it possible to have the amount of flour and sugar in grams? A tablespoon can be flat or full or something in between which can make a big difference. Thanks

The Bossy Kitchen

Sunday 25th of April 2021

1 tablespoon all-purpose flour is about 7.81g. 1 tablespoon sugar is about 12.5g. You will need to do the math. I also would not worry about measuring exactly. Just fill up the tablespoon and level it. The recipe is easy because of these measurements.

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