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Walnut and Ricotta Cake 09/25/2010

Filed under: Cakes,Cheese,Cheesecake,Desserts,Mediterranean — Roxana GreenGirl {A little bit of everything} @ 11:22
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Soft, tangy ricotta cheese is widely used in Italian sweets. The cake sinks lightly after baking, don’t worry, this gives it an authentic appearance.


1 cup toasted walnuts

2/3 cup soft butter

2/3 cup sugar

5 eggs

2/3 cup ricotta

1/3 cup flour

vanilla extract or your choice


Cream together the butter and 1/2 cup sugar until light and fluffy.

Add the egg yolks, vanilla, ricotta cheese and flout and mix together.

Add the walnuts and mix.

Whisk the egg whites in a large bowl until sniff. Gradually whisk in the remaining sugar.

Carefully fold the whites into the ricotta mixture.

Preheat the oven at 375 F. Grease a 9 inch round cake pan. Turn the mixture into prepared pan and lever the surface.

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.

Coat the cake with the cheese mixture and decorate as you wish

and serve

a closer view


6 Responses to “Walnut and Ricotta Cake”

  1. Chef Dennis Says:

    what a delicious cake that must have been! I have never mixed nuts right into a cheesecake, its a really nice touch! I do love a good ricotta cheesecake, it goes so well with a nice double espresso!

    I am so happy to see you back in action, I have missed you and your wonderful creations!

    • Green Girl Says:

      I love cheesecake, every time I try new one seems to be the one I was looking for, but this is valid only till I try a new recipe 🙂
      Good to be back 🙂

  2. Monet Says:

    What a beautiful cake! I can only imagine how delicious it must have tasted! I love ricotta cheese, but I have yet to pair it with anything sweet. This sounds delicious. Thank you for sharing!

  3. pansy Says:

    o reteta incercat !

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