Lemon Ricotta Cake

Lemon Ricotta Cake

This Italian Lemon Ricotta Cake is easy, moist and rich in flavour, owing its perfection to the few, but vital ingredients.


From the ricotta to the butter; the quality of the ingredients shine through in this rich and flavourful cake, in all of its simplicity. 


For the butter, we used unsalted Elle & Vire gourmet butter, produced in France, and guarantees superior taste and richness with an intense flavour.


And the key to the splendid texture of the cake is also largely attributed to the use of Granoro "00" flour, produced from a careful selection of the best soft wheat. Purposefully made for home use, it is also recommended for the preparation of breads, pasta, desserts, fried foods, creams and fresh pastries.


If you have never had Lemon Ricotta Cake before, this recipe is a must - being less sweet than traditional cakes, it is suitable for just about any occasion, or a simple breakfast with a cup of tea or coffee. 




  • 150g softened unsalted Elle & Vire butter
  • 200g (1 ½ cup) Granoro “00” Flour
  • 1 cup caster sugar
  • 425g ricotta cheese
  • 3 large eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 large lemon, zested and juiced
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • a pinch of salt
  • icing sugar to dust (optional)
  • lemon zest and thin slices to top (optional)
  • mint leaves to garnish


  • Set oven to 170 degrees Celsius to preheat.
  • Grease a 23cm springform pan with butter and dust with a bit of flour
  • With an electric mixer, cream the butter and sugar together until well combined. Next, add the ricotta cheese and beat for 5-6 minutes.
  • One by one, add in the eggs and mix well. To the mixture add the lemon zest, lemon juice, vanilla and give it a good mix. Then add flour, baking powder and salt, and mix once again until well combined.
  • Pour the batter in the baking pan and place in oven for 45 to 60 minutes.
  • Once baked, remove from oven and set aside for 10 to 20 minutes before removing from pan.
  • Dust with icing sugar, top with a slice of lemon, and mint leaves to garnish, if desired, and serve!