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Blueberry Ricotta Cake
Prep Time:
30 mins
Cook Time:
1 hr
Total Time:
1 hr 30 mins
 
This lovely blueberry ricotta cake is covered in a lavender glaze and the perfect recipe for blueberry season! It's rich and light and super flavorful.
Ingredients
  • 1 ½ cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 5 tablespoons unsalted butter, softened
  • ¾ cup sugar
  • 3 large eggs
  • ¾ cup ricotta cheese
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1 ½ cups fresh blueberries
  • 1 tablespoon all-purpose flour
lavender glaze
  • 1 1/4 cups of powdered sugar
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla extract
  • ¼ teaspoon lavender extract
  • 2 tablespoons heavy cream
  • 2 1/2 tablespoons milk
  • a drop of light pink or purple food coloring
  • optional: culinary lavender flowers
Instructions
  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees Spray a 9x5 inch loaf pan with nonstick spray. In a bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder and salt.
  2. In the bowl of an electric mixer, beat the butter and sugar until light and fluffy, about 5 minutes. Beat in the eggs 1 at a time. Beat in the ricotta cheese, lemon juice and vanilla extract until combined.
  3. With the mixer on low speed, beat in the dry ingredients until they are just combined. Do not overmix!
  4. Toss the blueberries with the 1 tablespoon of flour. Add the blueberries to the batter and use a spatula to fold them in.
  5. Spread the batter in the loaf pan. Bake the cake for 55 to 60 minutes, or until a tested inserted in the center comes out clean. Remove the cake from the oven and let it cool for 20 to 30 minutes before inverting it onto a dish, cooling rack or parchment paper. Let it cool completely before glazing.
lavender glaze
  1. To make the lavender glaze, whisk all ingredients together until smooth. If it seems to thick, add in more milk 1 teaspoon at a time. If desired, you can add a drop of food coloring to make it pinkish-purple!
  2. Once the glaze is smooth, drizzle it over the cake. Let it sit until it firms up before slicing.
  3. Optional: sprinkle a teaspoon of culinary lavender over top of the glaze.

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