Walnut and Ricotta Cake Recipe

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Soft, tangy ricotta cheese is widely used in Italian sweets. The cake sinks lightly after baking, this gives it an authentic appearance.

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Servings: 12
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Ingredients

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Directions

1.
Cream together the butter and 1/2 cup sugar until light and fluffy.
2.
Add the egg yolks, vanilla, ricotta cheese and flout and mix together.
3.
Add the walnuts and mix.
4.
Whisk the egg whites in a large bowl until sniff. Gradually whisk in the remaining sugar.
5.
Carefully fold the egg whites into the ricotta mixture.
6.
Preheat the oven at 375 F. Grease a 9 inch round cake pan. Turn the mixture into prepared pan and lever the surface.
7.
Bake for 30 minutes until risen and firm. Leave the cake to cool in the pan. For garnish I mixed 1 8 oz container mascarpone cheese and 2/3 cup ricotta.
8.
Coat the cake with the cheese mixture and decorate as you wish
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a slice
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Nutrition Facts

Amount Per Serving %DV
Serving Size 63g
Recipe makes 12 servings
Calories 222  
Calories from Fat 143 64%
Total Fat 16.37g 20%
Saturated Fat 8.22g 33%
Trans Fat 0.0g  
Cholesterol 110mg 37%
Sodium 113mg 5%
Potassium 67mg 2%
Total Carbs 15.07g 4%
Dietary Fiber 0.4g 1%
Sugars 11.41g 8%
Protein 4.99g 8%
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Reviews

  • Foodessa
    This cake looks fabulous...will certainly have to make this since Hubby loves desserts with Ricotta ;o)

    Flavourful wishes,
    Claudia

    Comments

    • Bunny Bostow
      October 3, 2010
      Oh my goodness book marking this one! It looks fantastic! Great Job!!

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