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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
  • 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
  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.