Lemon Ricotta Pound Cake

This Lemon Ricotta Pound Cake is an easy pound cake recipe made with ricotta cheese, flavored with lemon zest and fresh lemon juice. It’s delicious served on it’s own with a cup of tea or coffee or served for dessert with a dollop of fresh whipped cream.

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This post was originally published March 5, 2014, and has been update in format and with new pictures on February, 26, 2021.

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Lemon Ricotta Pound Cake.

Looking back, I still can’t believe that’s how this whole thing started, but I’m so very grateful it did.

I’ve done so many wonderful things over the past 10 years, built incredible life-long friendships, traveled the world with my family, and have received an incredible amount of support from my followers.
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ingredients set out to make a pound cake.

It really is a lot of fun making all of these different recipes, changing some of them around and coming up with my own.
I love food.
I think I’ve always loved food, but in the past few years, I’ve really come to love food!

Especially when those foods are desserts.
But, I love them even more when they’re lemon flavored!

Slices of a Lemon Pound Cake

Lemon Desserts

I’ve got a bunch of them here on the blog, and of course, always working on more!

Lemon pound cake ready to be baked.

This recipe was gently adapted from a pound cake Giada had made on the Food Network.

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Overhead view of a pound cake made with lemons.

Lemon Pound Cake

This easy and delicious cake recipe will be even more incredible when you top it with this 3 Ingredient Strawberry Sauce!

AND if you find that you’re out of cake flour, you can make your own at home in a jiffy so you never have to make a last minute run to the store!
You’ll only need two ingredients that you probably already have on hand.

Sliced Lemon Ricotta Pound Cake on a cutting board.

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Lemon Ricotta Poundcake

This Lemon Ricotta Pound Cake is an easy pound cake recipe made with ricotta cheese, flavored with lemon zest and fresh lemon juice. It’s delicious served on it’s own with a cup of tea or coffee or served for dessert with a dollop of fresh whipped cream.
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword Lemon Ricotta Pound Cake
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 50 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 5 minutes
Servings 12 slices
Calories 315kcal
Author Lynne

Equipment

  • 9 X 5-inch loaf pan

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 cups cake flour
  • 2 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 3/4 cups unsalted butter room temperature, plus more for the baking pan
  • 1 1/2 cups part-skim ricotta cheese
  • 1 1/2 cups sugar plus one tablespoon
  • 3 large eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • zest from one lemon
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  • Prepare a 9 X 5-inch loaf pan by greasing it with butter.
  • In a small bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder, salt and lemon zest.
  • In the bowl of an electric mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, cream the butter, ricotta cheese and sugar until light and fluffy (approximately 3 minutes).
  • Add each of the eggs, one at a time, while the mixer is running and blend until incorporated.
  • Mix in the vanilla and lemon juice.
  • Gradually add the flour mixture and beat until just blended.
  • Pour batter into prepared pan and bake for 45-50 minutes or until the sides begin to pull away from the pan and a toothpick or knife inserted into the middle comes out clean.
  • Allow to cool in pan on a wire rack for 10 minutes before turning out of pan to cool on the wire rack completely.
  • If desired, dust top with confectioners’ sugar.

Nutrition

Serving: 1g | Calories: 315kcal | Carbohydrates: 39g | Protein: 7g | Fat: 15g | Saturated Fat: 9g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 81mg | Sodium: 251mg | Potassium: 160mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 25g | Vitamin A: 532IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 132mg | Iron: 1mg
Lemon Ricotta Poundcake - a delicious lemon poundcake made unbelievably moist with the addition of ricotta cheese from 365 Days of Baking & More.

I previously rated everything I baked on a scale of 1-4 with 4 being the best and this Lemon Ricotta Pound Cake earned 4 rolling pins.
It is very moist and lemony delicious! I really think you’ll like it.

Mr. 365 said it was the best thing he thinks I’ve EVER made.
Oye vey!

Our oldest said, “Really Dad? Lately, you’ve been saying that about everything she’s made.” I think he’s lost his credibility. haha

Lemon Ricotta Poundcake - a delicious lemon poundcake made unbelievably moist with the addition of ricotta cheese from 365 Days of Baking & More.

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