Jun 182015
 
Lemon Ricotta poppy seed bundt cake

Lemon Ricotta poppy seed bundt cake

Summer is tip toeing it’s way into Colorado. Usually by now, we all are complaining about how hot it is. Not this time around. This time we are complaining about how much it is raining and are comparing Denver to Seattle. It would appear that we are a complaining lot and I would not feel bad if you said it out loud. We just love how weird our weather is.

Lemon Ricotta poppy seed bundt cake

Due to the rain, our reservoirs are filling up and the rivers are flowing full speed and with force. We get a few moments of sun shine and then huge clouds build up and a thunderstorm or severe weather situation follows. The rain threatens our plans of outdoor fun, but we persevere. We make hay while the sun shines and disappear inside when rains shower on us.

Lemon Ricotta poppy seed bundt cake

It is on days like these, the sunny flavors of lemon comfort us with thoughts that summer is around the corner and is trying hard to get here. On our part, we are praying the rains don’t cause flooding and devastation and keeping our spirits bright with flavors of summer.

Did I not tell you, that we love to complain? My entire post is a rant! Except the part where I get to eat this wonderful lemon ricotta and poppy seed bundt cake! At least it feels like summer on a plate.

Lemon Ricotta poppy seed bundt cake

This was my choice of cake to bake with #BundtBakers for June as the theme was Lemon, chosen by Anne Horton. Thanks for a really sunny, summery theme, Anne.

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Lemon Ricotta and Poppyseed Bundt Cake #Bundtbakers

Lemon Ricotta and Poppyseed Bundt Cake #Bundtbakers

Ingredients

    For the Cake
  • 3 C all-purpose flour
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp baking soda
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 C unsalted butter, room temperature
  • 2 cups granulated sugar
  • 4 large eggs
  • 2 large egg yolks
  • 3 tablespoons lemon zest
  • 1/4 cup lemon juice
  • 1 cup ricotta
  • 2 teaspoons poppy seeds
  • For the glaze:
  • 1 C confectioners sugar (powdered sugar)
  • 1Tbs Milk
  • 1 tsp vanilla essence

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 350*F. Prepare the bundt pan - grease and flour thoroughly to ensure nothing sticks into the pan after baking.
  2. Sift together the flour, baking powder, salt and soda - at least a couple of times.
  3. Beat the butter until light and creamy and then add in the sugar and beat until thoroughly aired and mixed. (About 5 minutes in my stand mixer)
  4. Add in the eggs and yolks; one by one. Ensuring the batter is combined well before the next addition. Scrape down the sides as and when needed.
  5. Add the lemon juice, ricotta cheese and lemon zest and beat to combine.
  6. Mix in the dry ingredients into the wet. Mix on low speed or by hand. Do not overmix. Add in the poppy seeds, stir to evenly distribute the poppy seeds.
  7. Pour the batter in the pan and bake on middle shelf for about 50 minutes or until a cake tester inserted comes clean.
  8. Let it cool completely before unmoulding.( about an hour )
  9. After unmoulding, prepare the glaze by mixing and beating all the ingredients and pour over the cake when it is cool.

Notes

Recipe slightly adapted for high altitude. Original Recipe by :- Tessa Huff

http://www.spiceroots.com/lemon-ricotta-and-poppyseed-bundt-cake-bundtbakers/

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  1. I love your thick glaze covering your bundt, it looks absolutely delicious.

     
  2. Holy this bundt looks stunning Anshie! I love the contrast of the dark baked bundt with that bright, white glaze. MY mouth is watering just looking at it and I so wish I could have a piece! The addition of ricotta is genius. I love ricotta but have never tried it in my baking.

    And for what it’s worth, I’m a complainer too. I think it’s the Eastern European upbringing, hah.

     
  3. I love the shape of a bundt cake! So pretty. This is gorgeous — thanks.

     
  4. I love how you decorated this! Summer is in full swing here. And sadly, it will get hotter.

     
  5. Summer on a plate is the perfect description of your cake!!! Adding ricotta but give an absolutely delicious and moist cake, can’t wait to try it myself :-) Love from Spain -xx-

     
  6. Muy jugoso y rico, me gusta mucho.
    Un saludo.

     
  7. Your cake is stunning. I love the crust and the contrast with your frosting and bright flowers. I like the use of ricotta, too; I’ll have to try that!
    I can completely understand your desire to complain about the weather – this is my first year in Ohio from FL and I swear it rains more here!

     
  8. I love, love, love the addition of ricotta, Anshie! And your bright and sunny flowers make me feel that summer is already here.

     
  9. Presentation is so beautiful.Will have to try using ricotta in my next bake…

     
  10. Ranting posts are my favorite! hahaha!
    Here in NY we had a very dry May- the second driest on record they said, until the very last day of the month when it started raining and hasn’t stopped for half of June! It seems like it’s rained (and hard) every day or every other day for the entire month of June! My garden is happy, but I’m not! hahah
    Lemon cake is definitely the way to go to trick yourself into feeling the sunshine and warm weather!

     
  11. I need to tasty the ricotta in a bundt. Must be very delicious.

     
  12. Beautiful and delicious! :)

     
  13. We’ve been complaining about the weather here in Georgia too. It was raining so much and now it is crazy hot and dry. Anyway, lovely bundt and I’ve been looking for good ricotta cake recipes so I’m adding yours to my to-bake list.

     

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