Go Back
Sticky fig and ricotta cake

Jammy Fig and Ricotta Cake

A vibrant zesty ricotta sponge loaf, with jammy figs and a vanilla mascarpone icing.
Prep Time 30 mins
Cook Time 1 hr
Total Time 1 hr 30 mins
Course Dessert
Servings 8 slices

Ingredients
  

For the cake

  • 240 ml ricotta
  • 80 ml Extra Virgin olive oil
  • 200 g caster sugar
  • 1 tbsp lemon zest
  • 2 large eggs
  • 190 g plain flour
  • Pinch fine sea salt
  • 1/4 tsp bicarbonate of soda
  • 8-10 fresh figs

For the icing

  • 200 ml double cream
  • 150 g mascarpone
  • 1 tsp vanilla bean paste
  • Honey or maple syrup For drizzling

Instructions
 

For the cake

  • Preheat your oven to 175C / 350F.
  • Butter and line a 2L loaf tin with parchment paper.
  • In a large bowl, whisk together the ricotta, olive oil, granulated sugar and lemon zest. Add the eggs, one at a time, whisking well after each addition until fully incorporated.
  • Sift in the flour and bicarbonate of soda, then add a pinch of salt. Using a spatula, fold in the dry ingredients until just combined.
    Muskogee N.B. Over-mixing can deflate your batter and cause excess gluten development so go easy. Folding rather than mixing vigorously is the best method for this.
  • Pour into the prepared loaf tin, spreading it out evenly with the back of your spatula.
  • Half the figs and place them on the top of the batter cut side up, then bake for 55-65 minutes until the top is golden and a skewer inserted into the center comes out clean.
  • Let the loaf cool in the tin for 10 minutes before removing from the tin and placing on a wire rack to cool completely.

For the icing

  • Whip the double cream in a large bowl until stiff peaks start to form.
    Seroquel apotheke N.B. You want to stop whisking just as it starts to hold its form.
  • Add the mascarpone and the vanilla bean paste, then whisk again for a minute or two until it holds well. Use a spatula to get rid of any air bubbles by gently running it around the bowl.
  • Once the loaf has cooled completely, spread the icing on top and finish with fresh figs and a drizzle of honey or maple syrup.
Keyword cake, fig, lemon, loaf, mascarpone, ricotta