Another delicious batch of peaches arrived in our recent CSA box. Add to that some ricotta remaining from another recipe and I knew what little Goose's birthday cake would be today.
Lemon Ricotta Pound Cake with Peach Topping
Adapted from Lemon Ricotta Poundcake.
- 2 cups sliced peaches
- 1 cup coarsely chopped peaches
- 3/4 cup butter, softened
- 1 1/2 cup + 1 tablespoon sugar
- 1 1/2 cup ricotta cheese
- 3 eggs
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- Juice and zest of one lemon
- 2 cups flour
- 2 teaspoon baking powder
- 1/2 cup apple juice
- 1/2 cup sugar
- 1 tablespoon fresh chopped basil
We all devoured the first cake for Goose's birthday celebration in about 30 minutes. The kids loved it (and so did the adults). The only thing I would change in the future might be to just put all the peaches in the sauce instead of having the layer of peaches in the pan as it bakes. While it looks pretty, it's a little unnecessary since the peaches are going on top anyway. And, it makes it harder to remove the cake from the pan. Delicious lemony flavor in the pound cake and the peach sauce is excellent.
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