Have made this multiple times over the past few months - the first following the recipe, then making various tweaks - and it never disappoints. The best version included: full-fat ricotta (as fresh as you can get it); zest of an entire lemon (3tbls+); juice from entire lemon (3tbls+); regular flour (haven't found white whole wheat); and using a kitchenaid rather than a hand blender. Twist: try a slice on the griddle if you're having a big Sunday breakfast/brunch. It's fantastic.
This is a great recipe! Turned out perfect. I always read the comments on a recipe to get hints or tips if there’s a common issue/tweak that comes up, but I decided to leave this one per the original recipe as a first pass. (I have no idea why people rate recipes they haven’t -made, yet)
Despite many comments saying it wasn’t sweet enough, I don’t agree; it’s plenty sweet enough, unless you’re trying to give yourself diabetes.
2 cups of blueberries is not too much, just don’t beat the out of the batter when folding them in (absolutely make sure you dredge them in flour, first).
And it won’t fall apart if you make sure you let the cake rest and set in the tin for at least 20 minutes after it comes out of the oven.
I used full-fat ricotta because it was the reason I made the cake in the first place, I was using the ricotta up.
What I would do next time is add more lemon juice and rind. Twice as much, at least. And I’d add rind to the glaze, too.
I made this recipe exactly as written, except my ricotta cheese was whole milk, and it was delicious!! I loved the flavor and it was perfectly moist - my husband and 3 kids all liked it - which is a rare thing in our house!
Nice! As I think others said it was very moist. I used frozen wild blueberries and think I could cut by half. The bread is very blue even though I held back flour for coating and used them directly from the freezer. Also would like the lemon to shine through a bit more. Good use for the King Arthur White Whole Wheat flour I had on hand.
Made this exactly as written except with all-purpose flour. The blueberries were fresh, plump, and thoroughly dry. Loved it! I wouldn't say it was too soft from too many berries at all. Lightly sweetened, juicy blueberries, and a lovely lemon flavor. Following the directions, I let it cool in the pan (sprayed & floured) for 20 min before flipping it out, and had no problems at all. This would be perfect for breakfast with company in town. Delish!
I made this tonight after work. It was easy and turned out perfectly. I used fresh blueberries and used regular white flour and whole milk ricotta. It s a gorgeous rustic cake. I used a big enough sheet of parchment paper that I could use it to pick the cake up out of the pan after the 20 min cooking time. I cook and bake a LOT and am definitely adding this to my recipe box???? I wish I could share a picture!!
I would give the recipe and instructions a 3.5 out 5. First I put aluminum foil loosely over the top to stop the browning. I was concerned it was on the verge of being over cooked on top. I agree with the other comments that the 2 cups of blueberries was to much and made the bread to wet and hard to set. I would cut back to 1.75 cups of blueberries next time and if still to wet drop down to 1.5 cups of blueberries. I rinsed my blueberries dried with a paper towel and coated with flour prior to adding them to the mix. I used regular white baking flour and greased my non-stick bread pan with Crisco. Did not use any parchment paper and had no difficulty getting the bread out of the pan after it cooled. I loved that the bread was mildly sweet. I used a bit extra fresh lemon juice and lemon zest and still would have liked more lemon flavor. However because I made it late at night and found myself without any powdered sugar to make the icing my plan was to make a lemon sugar syrup to put on the bread in the morning; but I could not wait to taste it. If I had put a lemon topping of the syrup or powdered sugar it may have given it the stronger lemon flavor
I liked it but think I will use less blueberries next time. While I love blueberries they did make the inside of the cake too moist even though I dredged them in flour first. Otherwise I love the flavor of it!
This is a fabulously quick recipe and utterly delicious cake! Also lovely with orange zest/juice in place of the lemon and 1cup dark chocolate chips instead of the blueberries. Without glaze this comes to about 205kcal/slice (12 slices per loaf calculated on Noom).
This was a huge hit. Based on comments here (thank you!) I made a few modifications. I used 1-1/2 cups of blueberries and coated them with flour first. I used 1T of lemon zest instead of 2. I used the flour I already had in the house (white unbleached organic). Everything had the perfect amount of sweet and tart and the blueberries were perfect.
Used a cake pan & baked for only 40 minutes instead of what this called for and still turned out perfect. Only complaint is that when I tried to take it out of the pan it fell apart. I recommend leaving it in the pan/dish to cool before cutting/moving. Turned out really tasty though. I did follow the tip to bring eggs to room temperature and the cake is very fluffy and pleasant so I think it worked.
Too moist too lemony and not nearly sweet enough. The ricotta's a nice addition that I'd try again but as a whole the cake was just a disappointment. The flavor and texture are just all over the place.
This turned out great! I even forgot the vanilla but it was still rich and delicious. I had no problem with the blueberries just gently fold them in or dust them in flour like Jealith suggests. I started to do this step but I didn't (feeling lazy) and it turned out great. Nice definition between cake and berries. Very easy cake.
Very good! I did one thing that might help with those who had the wet blue cake problem lol. I always dredge my berries in flour before adding them to my batter. Especially if they are really juicy. I do the same with frozen berries too. Then fold them in gently. The little bit of extra flour takes care of the extra moisture from the berries. I also make a similar cake with sour cream instead of ricotta cheese.
Easy and Delicious This reminds me of something I would pay 5 a slice for at Star Bucks. It is rich with Lemon flavor moist from the Ricotta Cheese and lots a Blueberries in every bite. It is one of the best loaf pan cakes I have ever made! I didn't even bother making the glaze. It's so good it doesn't need it! BTW I did not use wheat flour I used white. I don't know how healthy it is but it sure does taste great!