Ricotta cake is a dessert that takes me straight back to my childhood. I remember having this at my Italian grandmother’s house after having one of those huge dinners – you know, there was always a huge pan of lasagna or bowl of pasta and salad, which was then immediately followed by a roast turkey or pork. Always SO much food!
I found this in my recipe binder and it had been given to me by my grandmother’s best friend – I know my family will remember Angie! Her and my grandmother were a riot. Both the shortest little old Italian ladies, so cute…
Ricotta cake is a staple in Italy and I’ve read that it’s available at all supermarkets and bakeries. One day I’ll have to find that out for myself! It’s a super moist, almost pudding like cake.
You wouldn’t know it to look at it, but the ricotta mixture is actually poured on top of the cake batter before baking. Then, it sinks straight to the bottom. Dust with confectioner’s sugar and/or serve with berries or a light citrus glaze. It really is heavenly!