A Southern Grace: Plum Ricotta Cake

Plum Ricotta Cake


Serves 8
  • 1-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 3 large eggs
  • 1-1/2 cups ricotta cheese
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, melted
  • 4 plums, pitted and cut into chunks, divided use
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Butter a 9-inch cake pan and set aside.
Whisk flour, sugar, baking powder, and salt in a large bowl.
Whisk eggs, ricotta, and vanilla in a medium bowl until smooth; fold into dry ingredients just until blended.
Then fold in butter, followed by 3/4 of the plum chunks.
Scrape batter into prepared pan and scatter remaining fruit over the top.
Bake cake until golden brown and a tester inserted into the center comes out clean, 50–60 minutes. Let cool at least 20 minutes before unmolding.

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