Impress friends and family with this delicious combination of fresh ricotta cheese, lemon, and raspberry. Everyone loves bundt cake!


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SERVES 10

CAKE:
3 cups + 3 teaspoons all-purpose flour, divided
2 1⁄2 teaspoons baking powder
1 1⁄2 cups superfine sugar
grated zest of 1 lemon
6 tablespoons (1⁄3 cup) butter, melted and cooled
scant 1⁄2 cup canola oil
1 1/4 cups ricotta cheese
3/4 cup buttermilk
1 teaspoon vanilla bean paste
4 large eggs, at room temperature
1 cup ground almond meal
1 teaspoon salt
21⁄8 cups raspberries
fresh berries for decoration insecticide-free, fresh garden flowers for decoration

LEMON ICING:
2 cups powdered sugar, sifted
1 teaspoon butter, melted
2 to 3 tablespoons fresh-squeezed lemon juice
  1. CAKE: Preheat oven to 350oF. Grease and flour a 12-cup bundt cake pan.
  2. Sift 3 cups of flour and baking powder together. Set aside.
  3. Place sugar and zest into a large bowl. Rub together with your fingertips until well combined.
  4. Add butter, oil, ricotta, buttermilk, vanilla, and eggs to sugar. Use a whisk to mix together. Stir in flour, almond meal, and salt.
  5. In a separate bowl, toss raspberries in 3 tablespoons of flour until coated. Add raspberries to cake batter, shaking off any excess flour, and mix gently to incorporate.
  6. Spoon batter into prepared cake pan, spreading evenly with the back of a wet spoon.
  7. Bake for 1 hour or until a skewer inserted into the cake’s center comes out clean. Let stand in pan for 15 minutes before turning onto a wire rack to cool completely.
  8. Pour icing over cake. Allow to set about 30 minutes. Decorate with berries and flowers just before serving.
  9. LEMON ICING: Place sugar and melted butter into a large bowl.
  10. Gradually add lemon juice, stirring until a smooth paste forms.

TIP:

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Impress friends and family with this delicious combination of fresh ricotta cheese, lemon, and raspberry. Everyone loves bundt cake!

Impress friends and family with this delicious combination of fresh ricotta cheese, lemon, and raspberry. Everyone loves bundt cake!
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