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Layered Ricotta Cake

Amanda
4.41 from 5 votes
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 45 mins
Total Time 55 mins
Servings 12 - 16 servings

Ingredients
  

  • For cake:
  • 2 1/2 cups flour
  • 1 1/2 cups sugar
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 cup butter cubed
  • 1 cup milk
  • 3 large eggs
  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon almond extract
  • For Ricotta Mixture:
  • 1 pound ricotta cheese
  • 3 large eggs
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • optional - powdered sugar or cocoa powder - dust when serving

Instructions
 

  • Preheat oven to 350°. Grease/spray a 13"x9" baking dish.
  • In a large bowl, whisk together flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda & salt.
  • Using a pastry blender, cut in butter until mixture resembles cornmeal.
  • Add in milk, eggs, oil and extracts. Beat until smooth. Pour cake batter into baking dish.
  • In a large bowl (go ahead and use the same bowl) mix together ricotta cheese, eggs, sugar and vanilla.
  • Evenly pour/spoon ricotta mixture over cake.
  • Bake for 40 - 45 minutes or until toothpick inserted near center comes out clean.
  • Most of the ricotta cheese mixture will have sunk to the bottom creating almost a custard layer.
  • Cool on wire rack. Serve and enjoy. Sprinkle with powdered sugar, cocoa powder or top with a jam or fruit syrup.
  • Store covered in the fridge. Let cake sit for a few minutes at room temp before serving.