Nonna's Ricotta Cake

A sweet and moist Ricotta Cake with a lovely scent of orange and lemon. To be made not only at Christmas but for every special occasion as well.


For 10 Person(s)

For the Cake:

  • 3 pounds fresh ricotta cheese
  • 8 large eggs
  • 1/2 pound sugar
  • 2 oranges, zest only
  • butter for coating bottom and sides of pan


  1. In a bowl mix together all the ingredients very well.
  2. Coat the bottom and sides of a 9" springform pan with butter.
  3. Pour the mix in the springform pan.
  4. Bake for 30 minutes at 425F then continue baking for an additional 40 minutes at 380F.
  5. Let it cool and serve.




Tuesday, 04 August 2020
I made this for my brother’s birthday today and it was a hit! Thank you Rosella and Nonna Romano ...
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- Humphreyjm7
Friday, 17 January 2020
Made this today and it is delicious. Two problems: no oven temp was listed so I used 350. Also it ca...
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- AS203
Sunday, 08 September 2019
Also had issues with water oozing out of the bottom of the cheesecake. So was it because I used a 9-...
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- Cpfrangi
Thursday, 23 May 2019
Nonna, I should give you 5 stars for the cake - what a great tasting cake. My only complaint is that...
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- Xochitl
Friday, 26 April 2019
An Easter success - Cpally73
Saturday, 31 March 2018
Hi Rossella! I just made this cake. Looks great. Yet, a couple of adjustments were necessary, at le...
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- Carita
Thursday, 14 December 2017
Wellllllllll, after I got all my ingredients I discovered I only had a 7 inch spring form pan, so I ...
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- lindaw
Thursday, 14 December 2017
This is like my Mama\'s except I added a tablespoon each of orange and lemon juice. So Good! Nonna ...
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- the6jordans
Thursday, 14 December 2017
Great recipe..easy to make and delicious!! - pizzsa
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