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Ricotta Kirschkuchen | Bake to the roots

Ricotta Cherry Cake

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  • Author: Bake to the roots
  • Prep Time: 00:20
  • Cook Time: 00:55
  • Total Time: 02:00
  • Yield: 1 1x
  • Category: Cakes
  • Cuisine: International


Delicious and easy to prepare – a Ricotta Cherry Cake is the perfect sweet treat in summer!



1/2 cup (120g) butter
1/2 cup (100g) brown sugar
3 medium eggs
8.8 oz. (250g) ricotta
1 tbsp. lemon juice
1 tsp. lemon zest
1 tsp. vanilla extract
2 cups (260g) all-purpose flour
2 tsp. baking powder
1 tsp. baking soda
1/4 tsp. salt
1/2 cup (120ml) heavy cream
10.6 oz. (300g) cherries, pitted

confectioners’ sugar for dusting (optional)


1. Preheat the oven to 350°F (180°C). Lightly grease a 9 inches (23cm) springform tin and line with some baking parchment. Set aside. Wash, dry, and pit the cherries. Set aside.

2. Add the butter and brown sugar to a large bowl and mix on high speed until light and fluffy. Add the eggs one after another and mix well after each addition. Add the ricotta, lemon juice, lemon zest, and vanilla extract and mix until well combined. Mix the flour with baking powder, baking soda, and salt and add together with the heavy cream to the bowl – mix until just combined. Transfer the batter to the prepared baking tin and smooth out the top. Press the pitted cherries into the dough and bake for 50-55 minutes or until a wooden skewer inserted into the center of the cake comes out clean. Take out of the oven and let cool down completely. When ready to serve, take out of the tin, place on a serving plate, and dust with some confectioners’ sugar (optional).


Enjoy baking!