Blueberry Ricotta Pound Cake

Blueberry Ricotta Pound Cake

It may not be berry season, but I've been eating a lot of fresh blueberries lately, often just with a bit of yogurt. Well the craving hit for something sweet, and so this moist ricotta pound cake bursting with berry goodness was formed. I am sharing this just in time for Valentine's Day. It is satisfying anytime of year, any day of the week of course. My husband and I enjoyed it for breakfast, lunch, dessert and for a late night snack. It's really not too sweet either, with most of the sweetness coming from the berries. Stored in an airtight container, it stays fresh for a few days.

Blueberry Ricotta Pound Cake


Blueberry Ricotta Pound CakeBlueberry Ricotta Pound Cake
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Published on February 14, 2014

Moist lemony blueberry pound cake with creamy ricotta cheese

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Ingredients:
  • 1 1/2 cups spelt or all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup cake or pastry flour
  • 2 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 tablespoon poppy seeds (optional)
  • 1/2 teaspoon sea salt
  • 3/4 cup unsalted butter, softened
  • 1 cup ricotta cheese
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/4 cup coconut or brown sugar
  • 3 large eggs
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla
  • 1 tablespoon grated lemon zest
  • 1 1/4 cup blueberries
Instructions:
  • Preheat an oven to 350°. Butter a standard 9-inch loaf pan and set aside.

  • In a medium bowl, combine the flours, baking powder, poppy seeds if using, and salt.

  • In a large bowl, beat together the butter, ricotta and sugars until fluffy — if you are using an electric mixer, this should take about 3 to 4 minutes. Add the eggs, one at a time, beating after each addition. Stir in the vanilla and lemon zest.

  • Stir the dry ingredients into the butter and egg mixture until just combined.

  • Coat the berries with a bit of flour and gently fold them into the batter.

  • Transfer the batter to the prepared pan and spread it evenly. Bake for about 70 minutes or until a cake tester inserted into the middle of the cake comes out clean. Remove from the oven and let the cake sit in the pan for 15 to 20 minutes. Gently run a knife along the edges of the cake and transfer to a wire rack to cool.

Makes 1 9 × 5 inch cake

Blueberry Ricotta Pound Cake

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2 comments:

Lily (A Rhubarb Rhapsody) said...

I have a terrible habit for using every bit of ricotta I can get my hands on for pancakes. This bread sounds like a great alternative to making more pancakes!

Deena Kakaya said...

It looks wonderful moist and golden Lisa x