Saturday, May 21, 2011

Orange Ricotta Cake


I was so much determined not to blog until I get settled in one place, but I couldn't stop myself since I have some recipes on my hand.  I have recipes lying down in my draft which I made in Germany.  Once I leave them in my draft for certain period of time, I'll discard them since I'll start hating the picture which I took.  So if I prepare something and picture it, I have to publish it immediately or they lay back in my drafts forever.
   
 Just counting the days for us to move to our new place , once we move I'll get back to full blogging mode again, yay!

 Right coming to the recipe, as you all know I love the flavour of ricotta cheese.  Anything with ricotta is always a winner for me.  I wasn't quite sure if we'll be able to get ricotta cheese in India, so I made this cake while we were still in Germany.  Without any doubt I loved the flavours and texture. You can omit orange and add lemon, vanilla or any flavours of your choice.

Preparation Time: 10 minutes
Cooking Time: 40 minutes
Makes 8 slices

Ingredients:
Plain flour- 200 g
Butter- 100 g
Sugar- 165 g
Ricotta cheese- 150 g
Grated orange zest- 1/2 tsp
Orange juice- 1 tbsp
Eggs- 3
Baking powder- 2 tsp
Bicarbonate of soda- 1/4 tsp
Flaked almonds- 1 tbsp( optional)

Method:
Preheat the oven to 190 degree Celsius.  Grease and line a 20 cm round baking tray.  Cream together the butter and sugar until it looks light and creamy.  Add the eggs one by one and continue beating with a electric beater.  Add the ricotta cheese and beat until it blends together.
  Sift the flour, baking powder and bicarbonate of soda to the liquid mixture, along with that add the orange juice and grated orange zest.  Mix it with a wooden spatula until it's just combined.  Pour the mixture into the prepared baking tray and sprinkle the flaked almonds on top.  Bake it in the preheated oven for 30 to 40 minutes or until a skewer inserted comes out clean.
Serve the cake warm with whipped cream and fresh fruits.

Note:
If you couldn't find ricotta cheese in your area, replace it with fresh home made paneer which has wet consistency.

Also my apologies to all my dear bloggers who showered me with lots and lots of wonderful awards, it's been in pending for a long time.  I promise that I'll post it as early as possible which means I'll take an another month ;-)  Thank you all dear bloggers who passed me those lovely awards.


83 comments:

Hari Chandana said...

Looks so soft and perfect.. love the presentation too.. thanks for the awesome recipe... amazing clicks !! :)
Indian Cuisine

Vimitha Anand said...

Missing ur recipes a lot... This cake looks so very gorgeous and yum

Priti said...

Looks absolute yum ..nice pic

Mélange said...

Wow,the cake is perfect..That's a classic presentation..

Sanyukta Gour(Bayes) said...

wow..decadent cake..looks absolute gorgeous with tht stunning presentation....yummo...welcome back...
sanyukta
http://creativesanyukta.blogspot.com/

lena said...

hi umm, many times i'm just like you, keeping some of the posts in my draft and after a while, i think the pictures look horrible and just holding back the post. This orang ricotta cake looks lovely, i would love to have a taste of it!

Reshmi Mahesh said...

Wow this looks superb...nice tempting clicks too...

Sushma Mallya said...

Looks so delicious even I do eggless version of cake using ricotta cheese...Looks so delicious!

Sunanda said...

Cake looks gorgeous..soft and moist just perfect..

Sunanda's Kitchen

Hamaree Rasoi said...

Cake looks so tasty and delicious. Great clicks.

Deepa
Hamaree Rasoi

Nithya said...

Fantastic cake. The look tell it all :) yummm to the core :)

CinnamonNChillies said...

ohhhh...looks divine!!!!

Biny Anoop said...

hey dear how r u.....love the cake looks exotic...love the presentation.Also I made jam using orange juice....i had once asked u if i need to put in citric acid...was easy than i tot....its very easy......keep rocking dear

Anjali Bapna Shukla said...

I just can't believe that you made this at home...looks so professionally made!! :)

Mehjabeen Arif said...

Glad U are back.. I have been missing u :)
I could just smell the cake.. hmm.. Like the substitute idea of using paneer.. less fattening ... Picture looks adorable.. so cozy ...

Priya said...

Ayeesha, wat a gorgeous and super spongy cake, i can have a slice rite now..Hope to see u soon with a bang dear..

Asha said...

Woh this is great...
There is an award waiting for you in my blog... Please follow the link and accept it...
http://atastychallenge.blogspot.com/2011/05/sojo-of-my-culinary-experiments-and.html

Suja said...

Delicious cake dear,looks gorgeous.superb presentation.

sonu said...

wow !! the cake looks superb and awesome...lovely clicks..specially liked the firdt one very much...beautiful presentation !

Amy said...

I love ricotta too and find it wonderful in baked goods. This looks like a very delicious cake!

julie said...

yummy cake ..looks so perfectly made!!

sowmya's creative saga said...

awesome cake..so beautifully presented..

Jay said...

looks so yummy...fabulous clicks dear..

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Kiran said...

Wow,this orange-ricotta cake looks so gorgeous.Got to try it.

retete- ina said...

nice job,very good,have nice day

Torviewtoronto said...

this looks flavourful and colourful with the orange flavour
glad to hear from you salaams

Hema Mahen said...

Looks delicious and beautiful presentation...

Jean said...

looks moist and refreshing! it looks lovely :)

Sutapa said...

Wow! What a lovely elegant and gorgeous looking cake!

Padhu said...

Wow Looks fabulous!

Raji said...

Love the flavours of orange and ricotta..good to see you back Ayeesha..have been missing your posts.

Sweet Artichoke said...

What a beautiful, perfectly moist cake! Love the use of ricotta in it!
Heehee, your note about drafts that never make it to posts reminded me of my own drafts folder... ;-)

Radhika said...

Loved the cake. One more thing. It is difficult to get ricotta cheese here. What could I substitute it with?. Good luck with settling down. Looking forward to some yummy delights from you as I had been missing your posts for some time now.

Authenticoriyafood said...

I cud devour the whole cake with my eyes!!! Just divine.........

Aruna Manikandan said...

wow....
cake looks awesome dear...
lovely clicks :)

PriyaVaasu said...

Very tempting cake!!! Soooooo inviting!!! :)

An Open Book said...

nice to see you back...

Ms.Chitchat said...

Nice cake filled with flavour. Loved the texture too.

Chitra said...

Looks too good. awesome clicks as well.

Silvia said...

Gracias por tu comentario. Tienes un blog delicioso.

Besos.

Ambreen said...

Welcome back, Ayeesha! Good to see you back to blogging. Orange Ricotta Cake sounds delicious and so beautiful. Send me a slice of that, please :)

Nandini said...

This cake is so lovely and delicious! Very yummy!

Rekha shoban said...

wow!!!mouthwatering n delicious cake!!!!lovely click dear!

saffronandhoney.com said...

What a gorgeous cake - all my favorite things too! And I love the fact that you have a 'will try' button on the bottom of your post - how smart. And yes, I will definitely be trying this one.

Suchi said...

No one to beat ya, when it comes to presentation my dear! Lovely gorgeous cake and you have presented it so well-

Angie's Recipes said...

I love this citrus ricotta cake...moist, tangy and delicious!

schmetterlingwords said...

Ayeesh, you are indeed a passionate Blogger.. Really very happy to see a post from you again... The cake looks absolutely irresistible dear... so soft and spongy... :-)

Pegasuslegend said...

wow this is very impressive just so elegant!

Raina said...

This sounds wonderful. And I have some ricotta in my fridge waiting to be used...perfect:)

SavithaRaj's Spice Land said...

Looks very yummy and tempting !!!

muppy said...

Looks delicious, hope your settling in goes well.

Suhaina said...

wow..looks so yummy and tempting... wish to have some...lovely clicks too

RAKS KITCHEN said...

Wonderful bake,loved the presentation very very much!

sulagna ™ said...

Umm the pictures and the recipe look absolutely wonderful.Wonder ho do you manage to have so much talent, and so much creativity with the two lil ones around :)

Sharmilee! :) said...

Yummy cake and beautiful clicks

cik cek said...

Ape kabo...lama tak singgah ke sini....

Emmm...simple resepi nice cake decoration...cantikkkk....:)

Indu said...

oooh, that cake looks awesome.....just love it........

TipsNDeals said...

wow..looks delicious, soft and moist...I have bookmarked this cake recipe..

Fabiana said...

bellissima... deve essere molto buona.. unbacio

G.Pavani said...

yummy n tempting cake..

Prathima Rao said...

Sinful & divine!!! Glad to see ur posts Ayeesha :) And we do get ricotta in india to in selected hypermarkets..
Prathima Rao
Prats Corner

marifra79 said...

Bella!! Dev'essere di un buono!! Un abbraccio e buonissima giornata

Mina Joshi said...

The cake looks great. Good luck with your move.

Prathibha said...

Lovely cake..nice flavors and moist cake..:)

Mary said...

This is such a lovely cake. I'm so glad you broke "radio silence" and decided to share it with us a bit earlier than you had intended. I hope all is going well. Have a wonderful day. Blessings...Mary

Paula said...

looks divine! I love such cakes!

Christine's Pantry said...

Orange cake sounds great. I'll take a piece. :-)

Now Serving said...

My word! this looks TOO yummy - happy to have you back :)

aipi said...

Gorgeous cake! I love baking with ricotta it gives a really nice taste n texture!
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Plateful said...

Ohhh Ayeesha, it's a delight to see your wonderful bakes and recipes again. A delight to the sense and eyes, I have to add. Mouthwatering crust and texture!

Rinku Naveen said...

Wow..Super yummy cake. Beautiful clicks!!!

miri goes phishing! said...

my baking attempts fail on me so often :(...this cake looks gorgeous....you have such wonderful snaps here....:)

Prabhamani said...

What a pretty Cake!!!Lovely presentation :)

Taste Junction said...

Oh my, such a cheerful looking cake. Bookmarking it right away!

Junia said...

i've never thought about putting ricotta in a cake before! what a great idea~~~ :)

kitchenmorph said...

hi

i'm quite late in welcoming you back as usual but a WARM WELCOME!

i've seen ricotta almond over at anna's. flagged. this will be delicious, i know.

Ruthie said...

I visited your blog for the first time today and totally loved it :) Your recipes are so good and so easy that one actually feels like giving it a try...the presentation, the pics...all very lovely. Thanks a ton for sharing your recipes - Ruth

Rosita Vargas said...

wowww..the cake is perfect looks absolute yum,nice nice,thanks for the aewsome recipe,cariños y abrazos.

shabs said...

Oooh !! wish I had a slice right now , it look so good *slurp*

Sharan said...

This sounds soooo good and refreshing! I bookmarked you avocado pysam recipe but never got a chance to go through other recipes. But, now that I have, I will definitely be checking back!

Feel free to visit me @ http://totefullofvegies.blogspot.com

Binitha said...

wow! you have such a huge collection of cakes and bakes...very beautiful blog indeed.

I have a space of mine too...
do visit when time permits.

happy to follow you

Cheers,
Binitha
yourstastefully.blogspot.com

MyCreativeMind said...

Liked the idea and I am going to try this. Please visit my blog I am a beginner...blogger. Would your comments/suggestions:
http://mycreativeexpression.blogspot.com/

Anonymous said...

Do u have measurements of ingredients in Cups?

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