Lemon Ricotta Cake

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This "Lemon Ricotta Cake," recipe is just like grandma or nonna made, with a combination of a pudding and a cake in one recipe. This cake recipe is best served warm or at room temperature.

This lemon ricotta cake recipe should be removed from the oven when the center is still slightly soft. When served warm the luscious creamy center of the cake, will balance the texture of the almonds and tartness of the lemon, Once the cake is refrigerated the center will become firm. Some of the ingredients you will need for this lemon ricotta cake recipe include ground blanched almonds, flour, room temperature butter, sugar, ricotta cheese, zest of lemons, lemon juice, and confectioners sugar for dusting. To start you will want to preheat your oven to 325 degrees Fahrenheit. Grease an eight inch springform pan with butter. Line the bottom of the pan with parchment paper. In a bowl combine the ground almonds with the flour and set aside. Using an electric mixer beat the softened butter with sugar until light and fluffy. Continue with the rest of the ingredients until combined. Pour into the prepared pan and bake until lightly browned and still slightly soft in the center. Dust the top of the lemon ricotta cake with confectioners sugar.

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