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Classic Ricotta Pound Cake
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Classic Ricotta Pound Cake

Classic Ricotta Pound Cake is moist, buttery, and rich. This pound cake recipe yields a very dense but moist cake. It's a smaller pound cake that makes one loaf pan instead of the standard tube or bundt pan.
Course Dessert
Cuisine American/Southern
Keyword cake, pound cake, ricotta
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 15 minutes
Servings 12 servings
Calories 331kcal
Author Paula Jones

Ingredients

  • 1 and ½ cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 3/4 cup butter at room temperature
  • 1 and ½ cups whole milk ricotta
  • 1 and ½ cups granulated sugar
  • 3 large eggs at room temperature
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract or lemon extract and zest from 1 lemon

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  • Grease a 9-inch loaf pan with butter or non-stick spray.
  • In a bowl, combine flour, baking powder, and salt.
  • In the bowl of an electric mixer, cream butter, ricotta, and sugar until smooth about 2 minutes.
  • Add eggs, one at a time. The batter may look curdled at this point. It's okay just keep mixing.
  • Add the flour mixture and either vanilla extract or lemon zest and extract, depending on which you prefer. Scrap down sides and allow to beat about 30 seconds.
  • Pour batter into prepared loaf pan.
  • Bake 45 to 50 minutes. Test cake by inserting a wooden pick into the center. If the pick is clean or has dry crumbs the cake is cooked perfectly.
  • Allow cake to cool on wire rack 15 minutes before inverting onto serving tray.

Notes

Recipe from Paula @CallMePMc.com All images and content are copyright protected. Please do not use my images without prior permission that includes copying the ingredient list or entire recipe and posting in the comments on Pinterest for Facebook. If you want to share this recipe, please simply link back to this post for the recipe.

Nutrition

Calories: 331kcal | Carbohydrates: 38g | Protein: 7g | Fat: 17g | Saturated Fat: 10g | Cholesterol: 99mg | Sodium: 342mg | Potassium: 139mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 25g | Vitamin A: 568IU | Calcium: 106mg | Iron: 1mg