Lemon Ricotta Cake with Blueberries
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Lemon Ricotta Cake with Blueberries

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.

Lemon Ricotta Cake with Blueberries  on a plate with fresh lemon slices and blueberries in the background.

Baking this easy ricotta cheesecake is a great way to celebrate spring, and the beautiful, bountiful, economical little blueberry.

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A beautiful slice of lemon ricotta cake on a pretty plate with fresh blueberries.

The ingredient list:

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Kitchen tools and equipment needed:

A slice of lemon ricotta cake on a stack of plates with a dish of blueberries and lemon slices in the background.

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?

Yes!

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!

Closeup vertical photo of a lemon ricotta cheesecake with a slice taken out.

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.
  • Cool completely and dust with confectioners sugar (optional) before serving.
A slice of lemon ricotta cake on a plate with the whole cake in the background with lemons and blueberries as garnish.

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?

Yes!

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.

Slice of Fresh Lemon Ricotta Cake with Blueberries on a plate with lemon wedges and fresh blueberries.

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*Chilled Orzo with Sweet Corn and Blueberries (pictured below)

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*Lemon Ricotta Cake with Blueberries (pictured below) THIS IS THE PLACE!

Closeup vertical photo of a slice of lemon ricotta cake with blueberries and confectioners sugar on top.

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.

3.89 from 17 votes
Lemon Ricotta Cake with Blueberries
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
1 hr
 
A delicious Italian cheese cake with a light lemony flavor, and lots of fresh blueberries.
Course: Dessert – Cake
Cuisine: Italian
Keyword: easy ricotta cake, Italian cheesecake, lemon blueberry cake, lemon ricotta cake
Servings: 10
Calories: 362 kcal
Renee – Kudos Kitchen: Renée
Ingredients
  • cups ricotta cheese
  • 3 large eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • tablespoons lemon zest approximately 2 lemons
  • ½ cup butter melted and cooled
  • cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup granulated sugar plus 2 tablespoons for topping
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • pints fresh blueberries
  • 2 tablespoons powdered sugar
Tools
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Whisk together the ricotta cheese, eggs and vanilla in a large bowl.
  3. Stir the lemon zest and the cooled melted butter into the cheese and egg mixture.
  4. In another large bowl stir together the flour, 1 cup granulated sugar, baking powder, and salt.
  5. Use a spatula to fold the flour mixture into the ricotta mixture until thoroughly blended.
  6. Spoon the cake batter evenly into a cake pan that has been sprayed liberally with baking spray.
  7. Top the cake batter evenly with the fresh blueberries and sprinkle the remaining 2 tablespoons of granulated sugar over the blueberries.
  8. Bake in a preheated oven for 60 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in the center of the cake comes out clean.
  9. Remove the cake pan to a cooling rack and cool for 30 minutes.
  10. 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.
  11. Cool the cake completely, and then sprinkle the top with powdered sugar before slicing and serving.
Recipe Notes

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.

Nutrition Facts
Lemon Ricotta Cake with Blueberries
Amount Per Serving (1 g)
Calories 362 Calories from Fat 144
% Daily Value*
Fat 16g25%
Saturated Fat 9g56%
Cholesterol 99mg33%
Sodium 368mg16%
Potassium 215mg6%
Carbohydrates 48g16%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 29g32%
Protein 9g18%
Vitamin A 567IU11%
Vitamin C 8mg10%
Calcium 130mg13%
Iron 2mg11%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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A baked lemon ricotta cake and a stack of plates.

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23 Comments

  1. Thank you Renee for the nice recipes

  2. Dear Renee, your cake looks beautiful! I love ricotta cake and have not made one in ages…Pinning this for later. xo, Catherine

  3. Ricotta cakes are one of the few types of cakes I can actually make, and this lemon-blueberry flavor is one of my favorites! Have to make it soon!

  4. I just bought fresh ricotta without a thought as to what I will use it for. Now I know!

  5. Oh yum!!! Lemon and blueberries together are just dreamy!

  6. This cake is gorgeous! Ricotta is one of my favorite unexpected (but delicious!) additions to cake…it lends such great texture! This beauty is perfect for spring.

  7. This is my kind of cake! The flavors and the texture…deeeelicious! Really would love a big slice of it right now even though I haven’t had breakfast yet 🙂

  8. Your photos are beautiful – you have every right to be proud of them! I feel your pain – sometimes I really struggle in the photography area.
    This cake is just wonderful looking.

  9. You’re right these photos are gorgeous, especially with those beautify plates. Lemon and blueberries were really made for each other!

  10. That’s one beautiful blueberry cake!

  11. The china is beautiful, and just perfect for photographing this cake on – the photos are so inviting and so “springy”! 😉 And the cake? I’ll take a big, fat slice.

  12. I made this cake a while back and it turned out to be fabulous. Your version looks fantastic. I love lemon, and blueberries together.

  13. I know what you mean when it comes to styling food! Some are so easy and some food is a pain! I think that this turned out perfect though! It’s beautiful!

  14. I love the lemon blueberry combo! This cake looks sooooooooo good, I want a slice RIGHT THIS MINUTE!

  15. Ok this is absolutely gorgeous! I love this time of year, blueberries are a favorite around here for sure and blueberries and lemon is one of the best combos ever.

  16. Renee, I would KILL for a slice of this ricotta cake!! How very seasonal and just GORGEOUS!! The China is lovely, too. I’m glad you were able to use it for these images!

  17. 5 stars
    Used up some lemons from our lemon tree to make this. So delicious!

  18. Sophie Heath

    5 stars
    Super yummy and easy to make! 10/10!!!

  19. Is this best made in a springform pan?

    • You can definitely make this in a springform pan. It will probably even be easier because it won’t have to be turned out.
      That said, make sure you use one with the same circumference as the cake pan I used in this recipe.
      Take care, Donna.
      Renee

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