Theresa's Mixed Nuts: Easter Ricotta Cake

Friday, March 27, 2020

Easter Ricotta Cake

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I don't like to bring up politics on the blog here, but is anyone else scratching their heads over President Trump's optimism that we'll be out of quarantine by Easter? I, for one, will not be doing our normal Easter routine of visiting extended family this year. I'll still be tucked away safely behind the walls of my home, enjoying the company of my immediate family. But, that doesn't mean that I have to skip out on sending a tasty treat to my in-laws to let them know that I'm thinking of them during these difficult times. A little drive-by care package because sweets always lift the spirits, right? I had this Easter Ricotta Cake (a Golden Blossom Honey recipe) saved to try last year, but couldn't find the Stella D'Oro cookies in any of my supermarkets. Little did I know, they had been discontinued. But fear not! You can easily find a copy cat recipe on Google or Pinterest for cream puffs that make a great substitute. 

Easter Ricotta Cake

First, I want to say that I am not encouraging any of you to head to the grocery store to purchase any ingredients that you do not already have on hand for this recipe. As one who is immunocompromised, I fully support everyone staying home to flatten the curve. This recipe will still be here when we get through this mess, and if that happens to be after Easter (which I truly think it will), it will also make for an amazing summer dessert.


This is made quite similar to a cheesecake, but by using ricotta, you get a slightly different texture than you would if you used cream cheese. There's a combination of warm and sweet flavors in this cake that are so inviting, almost reminding me of a fruit filled snickerdoodle. To make the sauce, I just simmered a package of frozen strawberries with the tablespoon of honey until most of the liquid evaporated and it reached a jelly-like consistency. But, if you like a thinner glaze, that's okay, too! Just remove the pan from the heat once the sauce is to your liking.

Ingredients
10 Stella D'Oro Anginetti cookies (available in most supermarkets) *Again, these are discontinued, but you can easily replace this with homemade cream puffs*
2/3 cup graham cracker crumbs
1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
4 Tablespoons butter, melted
2 1/2 cups ricotta cheese
1/2 cup heavy cream
1/4 cup slivered almond
1/2 cup GOLDEN BLOSSOM HONEY
1 egg plus 2 yolks
1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon

Garnish:
1 pint blueberries, coated with
1 Tablespoon GOLDEN BLOSSOM HONEY

Sauce:
2 pints fresh strawberries or 1 package frozen unsweetened strawberries, thawed
1 Tablespoon GOLDEN BLOSSOM HONEY

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28 comments:

  1. Good when you can find a way to work around those pesky discontinued items. And yeah, not running out for ingredients you don't have and don't really need is wise indeed.

    As for that orange oompa loompa in the office, he just keeps proving what an idiot he is day by day. He acts like the virus will magically stop and listen to him. Pfffft.

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  2. Absolutely beautiful, love all cheesecales!

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  3. Lovely Theresa ! I was thinking in make something for Easter !!
    Take care !

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  4. Trumpie is probably the most irresponsible of all presidents when it comes to corona, which is why USA is turning into the biggest corona hotspot in the world, you will soon take over Italy, China and Spain, methinks. We expect that numbers of newly diseased will start dropping only at the end of April, but, unlike you, we've already closed borders, schools, all public places, parks, green markets, all shops except food and medicine ones, and we have a daily curfew too. And all older than 65 have been in house arrest for two weeks now. They cannot even walk their dogs. I think this will all last well into summer, maybe even autumn.

    What a gorgeous cake, deary! One of your best ones so far! I bet the inlaws fainted when they saw that beauty!

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  5. Looks beautiful and delicious.

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  6. Such a beautiful cake and the fresh fruit beyond compare. I know people who love cheese cake will use your example

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  7. We will most likely push off our family Easter celebration to after this all cools off. I miss my grandparents terribly and hate that we to do this. Oh well, it is what it is at this point. I also don't like to talk about politics, but I ignore our presidential cheese doodle as much as I can. :) This sounds yummy, although I'm too big of a fan of NY style cheesecake to sway. Have you ever made pizza rustica for Easter? Now that's a yummy Easter pie that we never go without (except for maybe this year, sigh..).

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  8. This looks delicious. And it's pretty too. My family will love this!

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  9. It looks amazing! My neighbor used to send over a ricotta cake for special occasions and we loved it. I'll have to try and make this.

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  10. What a gorgeous cake! Our Easter will definitely be different than usual, without being able to go to church or our typical Easter egg hunt.

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  11. I am drooling over this Easter Ricotta Cake. It's so flavorful and looks like heaven!

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  12. ive never tried something like this but it looks super delicious!

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  13. That cake looks heavenly. I have never baked a cake from scratch. My Mom used to do it a lot, though. -LYNNDEE

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  14. Wow, that looks super delicious. I am grabbing my cup of tea now. :)

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  15. Damn this looks good!

    Yes totally changed plans. We were supposed to go to my Aunt's house. Even if Trump does decide that we can be more together, I'm not. Since Travis isn't working, Easter its self will be more limited. I'll still have a scavenger hunt. I'll hide just as many eggs, but put less things in them.

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  16. I have tried a ricotta cake at a restaurant once but never made it myself at home. This looks easy to make. Can't wait to try it!

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  17. Wow I would love to try this! Easter recipes are some of my favorite to make.

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  18. Mmmm, this looks incredible. I totally want to make this, I love ricotta for baking.

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  19. This looks delicious! We love strawberries and this sounds like a wonderful dessert for any time of year. We do a lot of strawberry picking and this would be a great way to use up those berries too.

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  20. Yum. This sounds amazing. I’ve never had a cake made with ricotta. I love cheesecake though. :)

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  21. That sounds amazing and it looks delicious.

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  22. Kristine Nicole AlessandraMarch 29, 2020 at 7:24 PM

    That is one delicious cake! I wish I could make this right now, but our groceries and supermarkets are not fully stocked because of this pandemic. I am saving the recipe for when we can go back to our normal lives.

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  23. I love ricotta. This cake looks so pretty! I am sure it tastes good too! I want to try it soon!.

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  24. Oh wow. The flavor is pretty interesting. I bet it's as delicious as it looks!

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  25. Oh man, it looks so good when it's cut. Pinning it to my cake board.

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  26. Oh my, Theresa..the cake looks sooo gorgeous! Delicious for sure. I haven't really tried making ricotta or cheese cake at home. I would love to try it!

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  27. Oh that looks scrumptious, Theresa! I'm glad to hear that you are taking the virus seriously. I think we have a ways to go yet. Take care!

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