Easy Orange and Ricotta Plum Cake

Hello my dear readers,

Not so long time ago I’ve shared with you my recipe for apricots and ricotta cake, of which I was very pleased with the result.

The other day I wanted to make something for breakfast, so I though why not trying to make a plum cake using the same cake base but with little changes as I did not have anymore apricots at home.

I must admit the result was equally super delicious and perfect for breakfast but also as a snack during the day.


Ingredients for a plum cake mold (loaf pan) of dimensions 20 x 10 cm (8×4 inch)

  • 1 orange
  • 2 eggs at room temperature
  • 90 g of granulated sugar
  • 50 g of melted butter
  • 2 tablespoons of milk
  • 125 g of ricotta cheese
  • 125 g of flour
  • zest of 1 orange
  • 1/2 vanilla bean or 1/2 teaspoon of vanilla paste with seeds
  • 1/2 sachet of baking powder (8 g)
  • A pinch of salt

Difficulty:Easy
Preparation Time: 20 minutes
Baking Time:40 minutes
Servings:12

Directions:

To make the orange and ricotta plum cake, start whipping with an electric hand mixer the eggs in a big enough bowl with a pinch of salt until fluffy, then add the sugar and whip until you get a light and frothy mixture. 

Add the melted butter at room temperature, milk, orange zest, vanilla seeds and ricotta. Stir until blended, then add the sifted flour and baking powder. 

Alternatively, you can perform the same operations in the bowl of the food processor, only that I don’t have it.

Make sure that the mixture is homogeneous and pour it into the plum cake pan suitably buttered and floured. Level with the back of a spoon and arrange a few slices of orange on the surface. 

Bake in the preheated oven at 180° for 40 minutes, checking if it’s done with a toothpick that must come out clean. 

Remove from the oven and let it cool.

Now the only thing to do is to enjoy it.


Easy orange and ricotta cake

  • Difficulty: easy
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The orange and ricotta plum cake is a soft and delicious dessert that draws its strength from the simplicity of its ingredients. The ricotta gives the delicacy of the flavor and the orange that pleasant bit of sweet and sour which perfectly complement it. For breakfast or as a snack, a slice of this orange plum cake ensures plenty of energy and good humor, which we all need.

Ingredients

  • 1 orange
  • 2 eggs at room temperature
  • 90 g of granulated sugar
  • 50 g of melted butter
  • 2 tablespoons of milk
  • 125 g of ricotta cheese
  • 125 g of flour
  • zest of 1 orange
  • 1/2 vanilla bean or 1/2 teaspoon of vanilla paste with seeds
  • 1/2 sachet of baking powder (8 g)
  • A pinch of salt

Directions

  1. To make the orange and ricotta plum cake, start whipping with an electric hand mixer the eggs in a big enough bowl with a pinch of salt until fluffy, then add the sugar and whip until you get a light and frothy mixture.
  2. Add the melted butter at room temperature, milk, orange zest, vanilla seeds and ricotta. Stir until blended, then add the sifted flour and baking powder.
  3. Alternatively, you can perform the same operations in the bowl of the food processor.
  4. Make sure that the mixture is homogeneous and pour it into the plum cake pan suitably buttered and floured. Level with the back of a spoon and arrange a few slices of orange on the surface.
  5. Bake in the preheated oven at 180° for 40 minutes, checking if it’s done with a toothpick that must come out clean.
  6. Remove from the oven and let it cool.
  7. Enjoy it!
  8. Course: Sweets, Author: Ribana, Prep Time: 20 minutes, Baking Time: 40 minutes




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28 thoughts

  1. Wow Great cake…. I think you are blessed with talent … I wish my wife would have such a talent…. but she know only talking 🙂

  2. Oh my, I’m getting hungry 😍😍😍 This looks so so so delicious 😻 I’ve finally reached her place, we met again ❤️. Mostly next weekend will be back to my home 😎

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