Lemon-Raspberry Ricotta Cake with Crème Anglaise

Fresh juicy raspberries make this moist cake a winner to tote along to your next summer get together.

Recipe Details

Prep Time: 20min

Cook Time: 10min

Bake Time: 45min

Serves: 10-12


  • 1 1/2 cups (375 mL) all-purpose flour
  • 1 tbsp (15 mL) baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp (2 mL) salt
  • 1 cup (250 mL) granulated sugar
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 1/2 cups (375 mL) ricotta cheese
  • 1/2 cup (125 mL) unsalted butter, melted
  • 1 1/2 tsp (7 mL) grated lemon or orange zest
  • 1 tsp (5 mL) vanilla
  • 1 1/2 cups (375 mL) fresh raspberries
Crème Anglaise:
  • 1 cup (250 mL) 35% whipping cream
  • 1/2 of a vanilla bean
  • 2 egg yolks
  • 3 tbsp (45 mL) granulated sugar


Step One - Crème Anglaise:

In a saucepan, combine cream and vanilla bean over medium heat. Bring to a simmer for 5 minutes. Remove vanilla bean, scrape out seeds and return to cream.

Step Two:

In a bowl, whisk together egg yolks and sugar until thickened and lightened in colour. Slowly whisk cream into eggs and return mixture to saucepan, stirring gently for about 3 minutes or until thickened enough to coat back of spoon. Cover surface with plastic wrap and refrigerate until ready to use. Make-ahead: Can be refrigerated for up to 3 days.

Step Three:

Preheat oven to 325° F (160° C). Line 9 inch (23 cm) round cake or springform pan with parchment paper and brush bottom and sides with butter; set aside.

Step Four:

In a bowl, whisk together flour, baking powder, and salt; set aside.

Step Five:

In a large bowl, beat together sugar and eggs until thickened and ribbons remain when lifted. Slowly beat in ricotta cheese, butter, lemon or orange zest, and vanilla. Stir in flour mixture until combined. Fold in raspberries. Scrape batter into prepared pan and bake for about 45 minutes or until tester inserted in centre comes out clean. Let cool completely on cooling rack.

Step Six:

Turn cake out onto serving platter and serve with Crème Anglaise.

Nutritional info per serving (1/12th recipe):
360 calories, 8 g protein, 35 g carbohydrates, 21 g fat, 2 g fibre, 240 mg sodium, 195 mg calcium.


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