Louisa’s Cake

Prep Time: ? minutes | Cook Time: ? minutes | Total Time: ? minutes | Yield: 1 cake, serves 6

Ingredients:

  • 9 tablespoons unsalted butter, at room temperature
  • 1 cup plus 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 3 large eggs
  • 1 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 pinch salt
  • 1 cup fresh ricotta
  • Zest of 1 lemon
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 1 apple, peeled and grated (should yield about 1 cup)
  • Confectioners’ sugar for serving

Directions:

  1. Heat the oven to 400°. Butter 1. and flour a 9 or 10-inch spring form pan.
  2. Cream the butter and sugar in a standing mixer until light and fluffy.
  3. On the lowest speed, add the eggs one at a time.
  4. Slowly add the flour, salt, ricotta, lemon zest, baking powder and apple.
  5. Scrape the batter into the prepared pan, smooth the top and bake for 25 to 30 minutes, until thecake is golden brown and the sides start to pull away from the pan.
  6. Cool in the pan on a wire rack for 10 minutes.
  7. Turn the cake out of the pan and cool completely on the rack.
  8. Sift powdered sugar over top or serve with your favorite seasonal fruit.

Notes:

Recipe Origin:

A friend forwarded me this recipe from a website called Food52. We’ve made it once and it’s a keeper.

Apple Coffee Cake

Prep Time: ? minutes | Cook Time: ? minutes | Total Time: ? minutes | Yield: Might make 2. Can’t remember.

Ingredients:

  • 2 medium apples peeled, cored and cut into small chunks (you could rehydrate 2 C of dried apples in boiling water)
  • 1 tsp lemon juice
  • 1/2 Cup butter or margarine
  • 1/4 Cup sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 1/2 Cup flour
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 C milk
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract

Topping:

  • 1/3 C sugar
  • 2 tsp cinnamon

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 325 F.
  2. Sprinkle cut apples with lemon juice to prevent browning.
  3. Cream butter and sugar, add eggs one at a time and beat well.
  4. Sift flour, baking powder and salt.
  5. Alternate adding dry ingredients and the milk to the butter and sugar mixture.
  6. Add vanilla and mix well.
  7. Grease and flour a 9 inch square cake pan.
  8. Pour batter into pan and top with the cut apples.
  9. Mix together the sugar and cinnamon topping mix and sprinkle over the apples.
  10. Bake at 325 for 40-45 min until done.

Notes:

Recipe Origin:

No idea