Tuesday, April 29, 2008

Ricotta Pound Cake



It's the start of another working week, so I needed to do some baking for work. It was a no brainer that I had to make somthing containing ricotta, as I had an unused tub of it languishing in my refrigerator that was getting very close to its use-by date.

After a quick Google search, I came across this recipe for Ricotta Pound Cake on Megan's Cookin, and she in turn found it on another blog. Needless to say, Megan's gorgeous photos and rave reviews made it easy to decide to make this cake. I needed the same amount of cooking time as Megan, being 35 minutes longer than stated in the original recipe.

The result is a beautiful, smooth, moist cake with a slight tang to it. I upped the tang factor by icing mine with lemon icing (to hide the uneven top which resulted because the cake baked above the sides of the pan).

What else can I say - this is a delicious cake. If you have some ricotta in the house, go make it!


14 comments:

Mary said...

I'm so jealous that you get to bake all the time! This pound cake looks fabulous!

Magnolia Wedding Planner said...

I aodre ricotta expecially for sweet recipe so really thanks for the link and your cake is wonderful and looks so delicious! Have a good day darling!
Silvia

Swati: Sugarcraft India said...

A very delicious and moist cake indeed...
You have been tagged by me.. do have a look !!

Emiline said...

That's so gorgeous looking. So white, light and fluffy. I haven't tried baking a cake with ricotta. Yet...

Peter M said...

Cake, it's gorgeous...the ricotta must gives this cake super-moistness.

Gretchen Noelle said...

How funny because a Polenta Ricotta cake are going up on all the TWD blogs today! The ricotta does make things moist and delicious, doesn't it?

Megan said...

This cake is a winner, indeed.
Glad you enjoyed it!

adele said...

Ooh. What an interesting idea - I'm sure the results were lovely and moist.

Pixie said...

It's starred and you convinced me I should make it!

The Caked Crusader said...

I love that special something that ricotta brings to any cake - this looks great!

Susan from Food Blogga said...

I have a ricotta cake recipe I have been wanting to try. Thanks for the delicious reminder.

aforkfulofspaghetti said...

Yum! I wish I had ricotta in the house. And, of course, a kitchen in which to make cakes!

Ivy said...

I envy your colleagues. They are so lucky to have you. Looks so light and moist.

Cakelaw said...

Hi Mary, I am so lucky that my work colleagues are willing recipients of my baked goods, otherwise I could never keep this up.

Thanks Sylvia, you have a lovely day too!

Thanks for tagging me Swati - I am a little slow lately, but will look at the tag now.

Hi Emiline, the ricotta gives the cake a lovely flavour.

Peter, it does - the ricotta is fantastic in a cake, and I would definitely make this again.

Hi Gretchen, I laughed when I saw that I had coincided partly with the TWD group!

Hi megan, thank you for posting it - it is truly a wonderful cake.

Thanks Adele - I have never used ricottta in a cake before, but it is great - it makes the cake both tangy and moist.

Hi Pixie, I am sure that you will love it! I would love to hear how you go with it.

Hi Crusader, agreed that the ricotta makes the cake special.

Hi Susan, I can't wait to see your version.

Hi Ghetti, hope you get your kitchen back soon. But that celeb spotting ain't all bad ...

Hi Ivy, thanks! The cake is very light and moist.