• Ricotta olive oil cake with cherries
    Breakfast sweets,  Cakes,  Seasonal fruit

    Olive Oil Ricotta Cake with Fresh Cherries

    The first time I made a ricotta cake, it was at the Italian bakery where I worked. We had a few standard recipes, but the owner and I liked to brainstorm new ideas for seasonal flavors. I would gather a few recipes and begin to test. This particular time, we liked the idea of candied oranges baked into the batter. After a few tries I found a pound cake-like cake with the sweet flavor of orange throughout. Fast forward a few years and I began craving that same dense, moist cake, but I couldn’t find the recipe. My mind was set on a ricotta cake, this time made with olive…