Let’s start the weekend with something sweet. Something soft. Something that will make you want to jump right off the bed and enjoy another beautiful summer day! And what’s better than this made-from-scratch, pillowy-soft ricotta cake bursting with sweet and juicy blueberries?! Easy to whip up, and ready in an hour or less!
Now that blueberries are in season, juicy and sweet as they can be, you will not be able to resist and bake this right away. Especially when you see the list of ingredients. Your usual suspects (flour, eggs, sugar, butter, baking powder) plus ricotta and blueberries of course. I’m sure you have everything on the list in your kitchen right now, so nothing is going to stop you from trying this piece of heaven today. So easy, yet so delicious!
This recipe is simple, fast and very easy to follow. Trust me: you really can’t go wrong with this cake.
Here are a few tips: Mix well the wet ingredients (with a whisk or a mixer), combine the dry ingredients, and when adding the wet to the dry make sure to just mix enough to combine, so you’ll end up with a nice and soft cake (whisk recommended for this step).
Also, if you’ve baked with blueberries before, you probably know that gravity makes this fruit sink and collect to the bottom of cakes or muffins when in the oven. The usual “trick” is to coat the blueberries with flour before adding to the batter, but I find that it doesn’t always work (and you might end up with too much flour in your recipe!).
So here is my fool-proof trick for today. Pour one layer (a little less than half) of the batter to the pan, fold the blueberries to the remaining batter, and pour it on top. So it takes a little more for the blueberries to reach the bottom. Pretty smart, right? Look a the result…
This cake can be dressed up with more berries, ice-cream or whipped cream. Or not, just like it is. You decide.
I guess it really depends on when you plan to serve it. If you should know what happened to my cake, I devoured a big slice of it this morning for breakfast with my coffee. More specifically, dunk in a steamy and foamy Italian cappuccino. Soooo good, and an amazing way to start my weekend! Enjoy :)