Lemon Ricotta Cake with Blueberries is an easy cake to make. It has a creamy texture, a light lemony flavor, and it takes advantage of springtime’s bounty of beautiful blueberries.
Baking this easy ricotta cheesecake is a great way to celebrate spring, and the beautiful, bountiful, economical little blueberry.
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The ingredient list:
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- ricotta cheese
- pure vanilla extract
- granulated sugar
- all-purpose flour
- baking powder
- confectioners sugar
Kitchen tools and equipment needed:
- large mixing bowls
- wooden spoon
- 9″ round cake pan or 9″ round springform pan
- citrus zester
- small mixing bowls
- measuring cups and spoons
- baking spray
- confectioners sugar shaker (optional)
- cooling rack
- 2 large serving plates (for turning the cake out of the cake pan)
- cake server
Why is this recipe considered economical?
From blackberries to raspberries, to blueberries and more, you can always find a great deal when purchasing produce in-season, either at the grocery store or at your local farmer’s market.
Can other berries be used for this recipe?
I think raspberries or blackberries (or maybe a mixture) would be lovely.
That said, I would recommend using fresh berries over frozen so the color won’t bleed into the cake.
How long will this easy Italian cheesecake take to make from start to finish?
It will take approximately 5-10 minutes to prepare it for the oven, and roughly 60 minutes to bake.
After that, all you’ll need to do is cool it completely on a wire rack (the hardest part of all is the waiting), and you’re ready to serve!
How to make lemon ricotta cake with blueberries:
- In a large bowl whisk together the ricotta cheese, eggs, and vanilla extract.
- Add the lemon zest, and melted butter, (that has been cooled).
- In a separate large bowl, whisk the flour, 1 cup of granulated sugar, baking powder, and salt.
- Gently mix the dry ingredients into the wet ingredients until fully incorporated.
- Spoon the batter evenly into a 9″ round cake pan that has been sprayed with baking spray.
- Top the cake evenly with fresh berries and 2 tablespoons of granulated sugar.
- Bake in a preheated 350-degree for 1 hour.
- If baked in a 9″ cake pan, cool completely and then use the two plate flip method (to flip the cake twice) out of the pan and have it right side up on the serving plate.
- Cool completely and dust with confectioners sugar (optional) before serving.
How to store this lemon ricotta cake after baking?
Once completely cooled, I suggest storing this cake, covered, in an air-tight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days.
Can this cake be frozen after baking?
Just make sure to cool it completely before wrapping it well, or store it in an air-tight freezer-safe container for up to 2 months.
How to serve after freezing?
Allow the cake to come to room temperature on the counter.
Lemon ricotta cake with blueberries is best served at room temperature, or slightly chilled.
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Below is the printable recipe card along with the exact ingredient measurements and nutritional information for making today’s easy lemon ricotta cheesecake with blueberries.
- 1½ cups ricotta cheese
- 3 large eggs
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1½ tablespoons lemon zest, approximately 2 lemons
- ½ cup butter, melted and cooled
- 1½ cups all-purpose flour
- 1 cup granulated sugar, plus 2 tablespoons for topping
- 2 teaspoons baking powder
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1½ pints fresh blueberries
- 2 tablespoons powdered sugar
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
- Whisk together the ricotta cheese, eggs and vanilla in a large bowl.
- Stir the lemon zest and the cooled melted butter into the cheese and egg mixture.
- In another large bowl stir together the flour, 1 cup granulated sugar, baking powder, and salt.
- Use a spatula to fold the flour mixture into the ricotta mixture until thoroughly blended.
- Spoon the cake batter evenly into a 9" round cake pan (or a 9" round springform pan) that has been sprayed liberally with baking spray.
- Top the cake batter evenly with the fresh blueberries and sprinkle the remaining 2 tablespoons of granulated sugar over the blueberries.
- Bake in a preheated oven for 60 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in the center of the cake comes out clean.
- Remove the cake pan to a cooling rack and cool for 30 minutes.
- Carefully invert the cake onto a large plate, and then invert the cake once again onto a serving plate so the blueberries are on top. Or, if using a springform pan, run a knife around the edge of the pan to loosen the cake before removing the collar.
- Cool the cake completely, and then sprinkle the top with powdered sugar before slicing and serving.
I don't recommend using frozen blueberries for this recipe because I think they'd bleed too much into the cake batter. Fresh berries will work best for this cake.
Serving Size1 grams
Amount Per Serving Calories 362Total Fat 16gSaturated Fat 9gUnsaturated Fat 0gCholesterol 99mgSodium 368mgCarbohydrates 48gFiber 2gSugar 29gProtein 9g
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