Mini Ricotta Cakes

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I’ve bought quite some packages of ricotta Cheese at Bottega last week so now I am going to experiment a bit with it!

There are a lot of different recipes you can do using ricotta: pasta sauce, pancakes, pies, cheesecakes, muffins, bread and focaccias. But this recipe is quite unique as ricotta is the main and pretty much only ingredient of this dessert.

I’ve used blueberries but you can substitute that with a bunch of other things like chocolate chips or strawberries, for example.

Give this a try!

Ingredients (for 3 servings):

  • 250 g ricotta cheese
  • 1 small egg
  • 3 tbsp sugar (heaping)
  • 1/4 cup Blueberries
  • 1 tbsp butter (to butter)
  • 1 tbsp flour (to flour)
  • powdered sugar and syrup (optional)

Take ricotta cheese out of the refrigerator

and place it in a bowl mashing it up a bit

Add egg and sugar

Mix until you get a very creamy mixture

Next up, add blueberries

Slightly butter small aluminum forms (like the one you use for Muffins)

then flour them a bit

Fill’ em up with the ricotta butter

Bake for 40 min at 180 C

Let cool down the sprinkle on top some powdered sugar

You can also add blueberry syrup or chocolate syrup if you have used chocolate chips

Serve!

One serving provides:

  • Calories: 192
  • Fat: 8.1 g
  • Carbohydrates: 18 g
  • Protein: 11.4 g

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  • http://www.enrichingyourkid.blogspot.com/ Shirley

    Love the idea of ricotta in a cake. Good recipe

    • http://expatcucina.com Daniela

      Thank you Shirley

  • Joyce Livengood

    I do not know the measurements you are using. 250 grams ricotta?also, baking at 40 minutes at 180 C. ? where can I get the information regarding these measurements. thank you. Joyce Livengood

  • Carla

    250 grams of ricotta is about 8 ounces or 1 cup of ricotta. 180 degrees C is equivalent to 350 degrees F.

    You can just Google the measurements to find their equivalents, it’s simple.