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Lemon Ricotta Cheese Cake

Lemon Ricotta Cheese 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 cheese cake on a lazy Sunday is the perfect thing to do, in my opinion. The delicious aroma of dessert baking in the oven, especially on a cold day,  adds another dimension of coziness to the atmosphere that I love!
Lemon Ricotta Cheese Cake
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Lemon Ricotta Cheese Cake
 
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Recipe type: Dessert
Cuisine: Romanian
Ingredients
  • Cake:
  • 2 large eggs
  • 9 tablespoons sugar
  • 9 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 12 tablespoons whole milk
  • 12 tablespoons all purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • Filling :
  • 1½ pounds ricotta cheese(or Farmer Cheese)
  • 4 large eggs
  • 4 tablespoons semolina
  • a pinch of salt
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla flavor
  • 1 teaspoon lemon flavor
  • 1 lemon zest
  • 7 tablespoons granulated sugar
  • ½ cup raisins
  • Optional: 1-2 teaspoons of powder sugar for decoration
Instructions
  1. For the cake:
  2. Preheat oven to 350F/180C.
  3. Mix eggs and sugar together until the mixture doubles in volume.
  4. Add the oil and milk, spoon by spoon.
  5. In a medium bowl, mix flour and baking powder together.
  6. Add the flour to the egg mixture, by folding gently the flour 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 together 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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