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Cherry Almond Ricotta Bundt Cake

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Cherry and almond flavors are combined in a soft and velvety Ricotta Bundt Cake topped with white chocolate icing and maraschino sweet cherries.

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Cherry and almond flavors are combined in a soft and velvety Ricotta Bundt Cake topped with white chocolate icing and maraschino sweet cherries.I love a good ricotta cake, but I am a sucker for cute desserts so baking a Ricotta Bundt Cake was a must for me. To make it more festive I have played with flavors and colors, so you can make it for a special occasion or holiday.

Cherry and almond flavors are combined in a soft and velvety Ricotta Bundt Cake topped with white chocolate icing and maraschino sweet cherries.
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In this Ricotta Bundt Cake I have combined two amazing flavors, almond and cherry, and the end result is such a flavorful, sweet, soft and delicious cake. The ricotta definitely enhances the texture of this cake, making it velvety, dense, moist and rich without adding any butter.

The middle of the Ricotta Bundt Cake is a cherry flavored yellow cake, which well, I made it pink. The pink color is optional, but it adds such a nice pop of color, and it definitely makes the cake look more chic and styled. I have developed a new obsession with maraschino cherries, I eat them now straight out of the jar!

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Cherry and almond flavors are combined in a soft and velvety Ricotta Bundt Cake topped with white chocolate icing and maraschino sweet cherries.All I can say is OMG, the Godiva White Chocolate Liqueur adds such a nice and subtle touch, and the white chocolate icing is the perfect bed for those cherries and it adds a level of sweetness to this delicious cake. The Cherry Almond Ricotta Bundt Cake was a huge success, both in terms of flavor and texture, so if you a looking for an easy, festive and delicious bundt cake, give this one a try!

Cherry and almond flavors are combined in a soft and velvety Ricotta Bundt Cake topped with white chocolate icing and maraschino sweet cherries.Tools/Ingredients I used to make this Cherry Almond Ricotta Bundt Cake Recipe:

  • Gel Food Coloring – this set comes in a variety of colors and it won’t water down your recipe
  • Silicone Bundt Cake Pan – I like how easy it is to bake using silicone pans, they are non sticks which helps a lot with cake removal
Cherry Almond Ricotta Bundt Cake
Recipe Type: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Author: Katalina Kastravet
Prep time:
Cook time:
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Serves: 14 slices
Cherry and almond flavors are combined in a soft and velvety ricotta bundt cake topped with white chocolate icing and maraschino sweet cherries.
Ingredients
  • [b]Almond Ricotta Layer:[/b]
  • 3 ½ cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 ½ teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 2 cups ricotta cheese
  • 2 cups granulated sugar
  • 4 large eggs
  • 8 ounces sour cream
  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil
  • 1 ½ teaspoons almond extract
  • [b]Cherry Layer:[/b]
  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 3/4 cups granulated sugar
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 stick butter, softened
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • ¼ cup vegetable oil
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 teaspoon cherry extract
  • Pink Gell Food Coloring
  • [b]Chocolate Godiva Icing:[/b]
  • 7 ounces white chocolate
  • 2 tablespoons heavy whipping cream
  • 2 tablespoons Godiva White Chocolate Liqueur
  • Maraschino cherries
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350 F.
  2. Spray a 11inch bundt pan (preferably a silicone one) with non-stick cooking spray.
  3. [b]Almond Ricotta Layer:[/b]
  4. In a large bowl, mix dry ingredients:flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt.
  5. In the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the wire whisk, on medium speed beat the eggs, gradually add the sugar and beat until light and fluffy.
  6. Add ricotta cheese, oil and almond extract, mix until fully combined, pause to scrape the sides of the bowl with a spatula.
  7. Add the dry ingredients followed by the sour cream. Mix until blended taking care not to overbeat.
  8. [b]Cherry Layer:[/b]
  9. In a medium bowl mix dry ingredients: flour, sugar, baking powder and salt.
  10. In the large bowl of an electric mixer, whisk softened butter on medium speed for 1-2 minutes.
  11. Add dry ingredients and combine with butter for 30-40 seconds.
  12. Add milk, oil, cherry extract and eggs one at a time, mix until well blended. Pause and scrape the sides of the bowl with a spatula. Add the pink gel food coloring, a few drops at a time, until you achieve the desired pink hue.
  13. [b]Assembling:[/b]
  14. Place silicone bundt cake pan on a cookie sheet.
  15. Scoop some almond ricotta cake batter into the bundt pan to line the bottom of the pan. Top with scoops of cherry pink batter, preferably 1 inch from the bundt cake bowl walls. Top with the remaining almond ricotta batter. Bake for 60 minutes or 70 minutes, until a toothpick inserted in the middle of the cake comes out clean.
  16. Remove from the oven and let cool on a wire rack for about 25 – 30 minutes, then turn out the bundt cake onto a cake plate. Store at room temperature in an airtight container or cover with a cake dome. Allow the bundt cake to cool completely before icing.
  17. Bring a medium saucepan half filled with water to a boil. Place white chocolate in a medium bowl set over the saucepan of simmering water, let it melt, stirring just a few times. Make sure the bowl doesn’t touch the boiling water, to avoid overheating. Mix in liqueur and heavy whipping cream and mix until smooth, if there are still lumps, add another tablespoon of heavy whipping cream. Remove bowl from heat and pour the chocolate over the chilled bundt cake, immediately top with maraschino cherries. Sprinkles and cake crumbs can be added too.
  18. Let stand for 15-20 minutes before serving for the chocolate to settle, or better place cake in the fridge for the chocolate to harden quicker.
Cherry and almond flavors are combined in a soft and velvety Ricotta Bundt Cake topped with white chocolate icing and maraschino sweet cherries.

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18 comments on “Cherry Almond Ricotta Bundt Cake”

  1. This is a stunner! The cake has such a smooth and moist crumb. Perfect!

  2. That cake is as pretty as it is tasty. Well done.

  3. So beautiful! This looks so amazing, I love that glaze!

  4. This could not be any more perfect for Valentine’s Day with that super cute surprise in the middle! I’m so sorry to hear that your son had to have surgery but glad to hear that he’s on the mend 🙂

  5. That is so pretty! Yes, perfect for Valentine’s Day, but I’m thinking it would be great for baby and wedding showers, too.

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  14. Do I have to use a stand mixer?

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