If you haven’t tried ricotta cake before, you will love the moist rich texture. Ricotta gives the cake a denseness which makes it perfect to top off a beautiful dinner as a dessert cake. The prettiness of the berries throughout means it needs very little embellishment. Perhaps a scoop of your favourite cream, yoghurt or icecream and a simple dusting of icing sugar.
Very easy to make, and with a taste and texture almost like cheesecake. The flour lends a bit of solidity which holds the berries well. A little crust on the outside completes the picture.
This cake uses our full fat fresh Olympus Ricotta, which you can buy at your local independent retailer. The quality makes a difference. You are looking for an open-textured ricotta for this recipe.
Bring your eggs and ricotta to room temperature before using. During this time, also drain your ricotta cheese well. (Our wheels come with a strainer basket which is perfect for this).
Not too sweet, and brimming with berries, this cake is deliciously moreish. Bon appetit!