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Recipe: Tasty 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 cook that.

Ingredients of Walnut and Ricotta Cake

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