Recipe: Appetizing Walnut and Ricotta Cake

Walnut and Ricotta Cake.

Walnut and Ricotta Cake You can have Walnut and Ricotta Cake using 12 ingredients and 10 steps. Here is how you achieve that.

Ingredients of Walnut and Ricotta Cake

  1. You need 2/3 cup of sugar + 1/4 cup sugar.
  2. It’s 1 cup of Walnut pieces (finely chopped).
  3. It’s 2/3 cup of salted butter.
  4. Prepare 5 of eggs separated.
  5. You need of finely grated peel from 1 orange.
  6. Prepare 2/3 cup of ricotta cheese.
  7. It’s 6 tablespoons of flour.
  8. You need 1 teaspoon of vanilla.
  9. Prepare dash of nutmeg optional.
  10. You need 4 tablespoons of apricot jam (for glaze).
  11. Prepare 2 tablespoons of brandy (for glaze).
  12. You need of semi-sweet chocolate for grating garnish.

Walnut and Ricotta Cake instructions

  1. Preheat oven 375 degrees..
  2. Grease and line bottom of 9" springform pan..
  3. Roast walnuts over medium heat for only a few minutes..
  4. Cream butter, flour, ricotta, egg yolks, grated orange peel, and 2/3 cup of sugar until light and fluffy..
  5. Whip egg whites in separate bowl until stiff. Incorporate 1/4 cup sugar and vanilla into egg whites. (add optional dash of nutmeg).
  6. Fold whites and nuts into the batter 1/2 at a time..
  7. Place batter in pan, bake for 30 minutes or until firm. Let cool in pan..
  8. Transfer cake to a plate..
  9. Heat apricot and 1 tablespoon of water in a small saucepan..
  10. Press apricot mix through a sieve and stir in brandy. Drizzle over cake. Top with chocolate shavings..
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