Write For Us

Lemon Ricotta Cake Recipe

This recipe is a family gem that was passed down from my grandmother and mother. Garnished with shaved lemon peel, the moist four-layer cake is the perfect dessert when you want to impress.

Lemon Ricotta Cake Recipe

TOTAL TIME: Prep: 1 hour + chilling Bake: 30 min. + cooling
12-16 servings


    3 eggs
    2 egg yolks
    2/3 cup sugar
    1/3 cup lemon juice
    1/3 cup butter, cubed
    1 cup butter, softened
    2 cups sugar
    3 eggs
    1 cup ricotta cheese
    1 cup buttermilk
    1 tablespoon grated lemon peel
    1-1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
    1 teaspoon lemon juice
    3 cups all-purpose flour
    1/2 teaspoon baking powder
    1/2 teaspoon baking soda
    1/2 teaspoon salt
    6 medium lemons
    1/4 cup sugar

    2/3 cup butter, softened
    5-1/2 cups confectioners' sugar
    1/3 cup milk
    1-1/2 teaspoons grated lemon peel
    1-1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
    1/8 teaspoon salt

  1. For lemon curd, in a small bowl, combine eggs and egg yolks. In a heavy saucepan, cook and stir the sugar, lemon juice and butter over medium heat until smooth. Stir a small amount of hot mixture into eggs; return all to the pan, stirring constantly. Bring to a gentle boil, cook and stir for 2 minutes. Cool slightly. Cover and chill for 1-1/2 hours or until thickened.
  2. In a large bowl, cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Combine the ricotta cheese, buttermilk, lemon peel, vanilla and lemon juice. Combine the flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt; add to the creamed mixture alternately with the buttermilk mixture, beating well after each addition.
  3. Pour into two greased and floured 9-in. round baking pans. Bake at 350° for 30-35 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean. Cool for 10 minutes before removing from pans to wire racks to cool completely.
  4. Using a citrus zester, remove peel from lemons in long narrow strips; toss with sugar. Let stand for 30 minutes. (Save fruit for another use.) Meanwhile, in a large bowl, cream butter until light and fluffy. Add the confectioners’ sugar, milk, lemon peel, vanilla and salt; beat until smooth.
  5. Cut each cake in half horizontally. Place one cake layer on a serving plate. Pipe a circle of frosting around the edge of the cake. Spread a third of the lemon curd inside the frosting. Repeat layers twice. Top with remaining cake layer. Frost top and sides of cake. Garnish with lemon peel. Store in the refrigerator. Yield: 12-16 servings.

Nutritional Facts
1 slice: 657 calories, 27g fat (16g saturated fat), 172mg cholesterol, 370mg sodium, 98g carbohydrate (77g sugars, 1g fiber), 8g protein.

Courtesy: Taste of Home


Recommended by


4th of July,5,Accessories,26,Anniversary Cake,10,Baby Shower Cake,17,Birthday Cake,104,Bread,1,Bundt Cake,14,Butter Cake,43,Cake,191,Cake Decorating,92,Cake Design,7,Carrot Cake,15,Celebration Cake,6,Ceremonial Cake,12,Cheesecakes,208,Chiffon Cake,3,Chocolate Cake,288,Choosing Cake,4,Cream Cake,15,Cupcake,272,Decorating,4,Father's Day Cake,1,Features,40,Fruitcake,44,Geometrical Cakes,1,Graduation Cake,2,Halloween Cake,2,Layer Cake,69,Making Cake,8,Marble Cake,5,Mug cake,12,Narwhal Cake,1,Pancake,16,Pastry,6,Potato Cake,1,Pound Cake,31,Pumkin,20,Pumpkin,18,Recipe,1208,Sheet Cake,14,Shortcake,4,Shower Cake,10,sp,1,Special Cake,489,Sponge Cake,10,Tips,6,Traditional Cake,5,Valentine's Day Cake,5,Wedding Cake,523,
Cake Magazine: Lemon Ricotta Cake Recipe
Lemon Ricotta Cake Recipe
Cake Magazine
Loaded All Posts Not found any posts VIEW ALL Read More Reply Cancel reply Delete By Home PAGES POSTS View All RECOMMENDED FOR YOU LABEL ARCHIVE SEARCH ALL POSTS Not found any post match with your request Back Home Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat January February March April May June July August September October November December Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec just now 1 minute ago $$1$$ minutes ago 1 hour ago $$1$$ hours ago Yesterday $$1$$ days ago $$1$$ weeks ago more than 5 weeks ago Followers Follow THIS CONTENT IS PREMIUM Please share to unlock Copy All Code Select All Code All codes were copied to your clipboard Can not copy the codes / texts, please press [CTRL]+[C] (or CMD+C with Mac) to copy