St Patrick’s Day Recipe: Lemon & Ricotta Ring Cake (By Irish Baking Adventures)

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This is a Lemon & Ricotta Cake – St Patrick’s Day Style

Ingredients

170g unsalted butter, at room temperature
200g plain flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
1 tsp salt
150g ricotta cheese
360g caster sugar
3 large eggs
1 tsp vanilla extract
Zest of 1 to 2 lemons
2 tablespoons freshly squeezed lemon juice

Green Colouring
Chocolate Green and Orange Colouring
1 Bar of white chocolate

 

Method

Preheat the oven to 180c/350f

Grease a ring tin with melted butter or use a baking spray. In a medium bowl, mix the flour, baking powder and salt.

Using a mixer and cream the butter, ricotta and caster sugar until blended, with the machine running, add the eggs 1 at a time. Add the vanilla, zest and lemon juice until combined. Add the dry ingredients, a small amount at a time, until just incorporated. N.B. DON’T OVER-MIX or mixture will become tough.

Separate the batter into two bowls and colour 1 bowl with some green colouring paste.

Pour the batters green and plain alternatively into the prepared pan and bake until a toothpick comes out clean and the cake pulls away from the sides of the pan. This should take 45-50 mins.

Leave to cool in tin for 10-15mins and turn upside down and release cake. Leave to cool completely.

When the cake has cooled, place it on a serving plate. Melt the white chocolate, divide in three and colour with Green and Orange Candy Colouring (YOU MUST USE CANDY COLOURING FOR CHOCOLATE AS NORMAL COLOURING WILL NOT WORK).

Drizzle the coloured chocolate over the Ring Cake for an “Irish Effect”

 

Let’s have another look at that cake, eh?

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