Ricotta Pound Cake with 4-Berry Topping Recipe Video

Ricotta keeps this cake moist and delicious and adds a smooth, rich flavor. This is a great dessert for spring! The generous topping of berries adds a beautiful color. It does take a little time and patience to measure out all your ingredients and let it bake, but dont be discouraged! Its well worth it in the end!

Summary

Preparation Time25 MinCooking Time50 Min
Ready In1 Hr 15 MinDifficulty LevelMedium
Health IndexJust EnjoyServings6
CuisineCourse
TasteMethod
DishSpeciality
Main IngredientHealthy,

Ingredients

For the pound cake
 Cake flour1 1⁄2 Cup (24 tbs)
 Baking powder2 Teaspoon
 Salt1 Teaspoon
 Unsalted butter3⁄4 Cup (12 tbs), room temperature (1 1/2 stick)
 Whole milk ricotta cheese1 1⁄2 Cup (24 tbs)
 Granulated sugar1 1⁄2 Cup (24 tbs)
 Eggs3 Large, at room temperature
 Vanilla extract1 Teaspoon
 Zest of orange1 Teaspoon
 Almond extract1⁄2 Teaspoon
For the toppings
 Raspberries1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs) (as desired)
 Blueberries1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs) (as desired)
 Blackberries1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs) (as desired)
 Strawberries1 Cup (16 tbs), sliced (as desired)
 Granulated sugar/Lemon juice1 Tablespoon (Optional)
 Powdered sugar1 Teaspoon (Optional)

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 726 Calories from Fat 302

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 34 g52.6%

Saturated Fat 20.3 g101.7%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 197.6 mg

Sodium 545.1 mg22.7%

Total Carbohydrates 93 g30.9%

Dietary Fiber 6.3 g25.2%

Sugars 57.6 g

Protein 16 g32.2%

Vitamin A 22.8% Vitamin C 42.2%

Calcium 31% Iron 6.8%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet

Directions

GETTING READY
1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.
2. Grease a loaf pan with butter. Set aside.
3. TOPPING: In a bowl put all of the berries and sprinkle granulated sugar. Toss to coat all and place in the fridge to marinate for around 15 minutes or till the cake is ready.
4. In a bowl mix cake flour, baking powder and salt. Set aside.

MAKING
5. In another bowl, add butter, ricotta cheese and granulated sugar. Using an electric beater mix it well till creamy and combined.
6. Add the eggs one at a time, continuing to beat after each addition. Put vanilla extract, almond extract and the zest of orange. Mix it well.
7. Slowly add the flour mixture into the egg-cheese mixture while continuously beating till all flour is incorporated to a smooth batter.
8. Pour the batter into the greased loaf pan and bake for around 50 minutes or till a toothpick when inserted, comes out clean.
9. Remove from the oven and let it cool in the pan for around 15 minutes. Later invert the pan to release the cake and let it cool completely around 20 minutes before slicing.

SERVING
10. In a serving plate, serve the cake slice sprinkled with powdered sugar and topped with the marinated berries.

Editors Review

If you are getting bored of the same old pound cake recipe, try this Ricotta Pound Cake with Berry Topping. The ricotta gives moisture and a nice texture to this cake and the berries on top add some tartness to it. All in all this is a perfect dessert for summer time. Get the recipe from this video
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