I feel like Allison and I have been talking about lemon far too much lately. We’re obsessed ladies.
So I finally broke down and made a lemon cake. I’m continually on the search for a lemon cake, and this is finally THE ONE.
It’s amazing. Simple. Moist. Light. Delicious. I really couldn’t ask for more. This is my new go-to lemon cake recipe. Because let’s be honest, we all need a few go-to cake recipes. My go to Chocolate Cake recipe is the Hershey’s chocolate cake. My go to Banana Cake recipe is my Little Banana Cake. This recipe will make 1 (9-inch) round cake. So if you were looking to do a lemon layer cake, I would suggest doubling (or even tripling if you’re doing a 3 layer cake) then spreading each layer with lemon curd and frosting with a simple whipped cream icing or a cream cheese frosting. Those would be delightful. Don’t be surprised if you see the cake I just described on Foodologie soon.
Lemon Ricotta Cake
1/2 cup Canola Oil
3/4 cup Sugar
2 Lemons, zested
1/2 cup Ricotta
1 cup Flour
1 1/2 tsp Baking Powder
1/4 tsp Salt
2 tbsp Butter
1/2 cup sugar
Juice of 1 Lemon
Preheat oven to 350F. Grease and flour a 9 inch round baking pan and line with parchment paper.
In a mixer, combine oil, sugar and lemon zest. Beat until well combined. Beat in one egg at a time. Beating each a few minutes until fluffy. Beat in ricotta and juice of one lemon (reserve the other lemon for the glaze). Add flour, baking powder and salt. Beat until combined. Pour batter into prepared baking pan. Bake 20-25 minutes or until golden and cooked through.
Allow to cool.
Make glaze by heating butter, sugar and lemon juice in a sauce pan. Stir until sugar is dissolved. Allow to cool a bit. Then turn cake over onto serving dish. Pour glaze over cake. Garnish with lemon slices, slice and serve.
I’m biased because I love lemon, but this was seriously good. Perfect for a simple afternoon treat with tea, but also good for a simple dessert for your summer dinner party.
Do you love lemon desserts? What’s your favorite?
I love lemon tarts, like this one. But this lemon cake is giving lemon tarts a run for their money.