Italian Cheese Cake

Italian Cheese Cake

Easy, quick, and delicious.

6 servings
Preparation 10 min
Cooking 30 min

Standing 20 min

220 calories per serving 
Cooking dish: 8.5 po. (21 cm) diameter


  parchment paper    
2 1/2 cups ricotta cheese   500 g
1 pinch salt   0.4 g
4 tbsp sugar   50 g
2 tbsp white flour (all purpose)   16 g
1/4 tsp lemon zest   1/4 lemon
1 1/2 tbsp raisins   16 g
2 tbsp pine nuts   16 g
3 eggs size large    
1 egg yolks    
2 tsp icing/confectioners' sugar   5 g
1/4 tsp ground cinnamon   1 g
1/4 cup raspberries, to garnish [optional]   35 g


  1. Preheat the oven to 175°C/350°F. Butter and line with parchment paper a springform cake pan, then put the pan on a baking sheet.
  2. In a bowl, using a fork, mix the ricotta with salt, sugar, and flour. Stir in the lemon zest, raisins, and pine nuts. Add the eggs one at a time, mixing well after each addition.
  3. Separate the white and yolk of one egg. Set the white aside in a glass jar with a lid and put it in the refrigerator or freezer for a future use in another recipe. Incorporate the yolk to the mixture.
  4. Transfer the mixture to the prepared cake pan. Put the pan (on the baking sheet) in the middle of the oven. Bake for about 30 min. Check the cake with a toothpick or knife to see if it is cooked through. When done, pull the cake pan out of the oven and let it cool down about 20 min.
  5. When the cake is cool, transfer it to a serving dish. Dust the top of the cake with the confectioner's sugar mixed with cinnamon. If desired, you may garnish with berries then serve.

Nutrition Facts Table

Nutrition Facts

per 1 serving (130g)


% DV*

* DV = Daily Value




10 g

16 %

Saturated 5 g
+ Trans 0 g

26 %


175 mg


160 mg

7 %


18 g

6 %


1 g

2 %


11 g


14 g

Vitamin A

15 %

Vitamin C

2 %


25 %


8 %

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Servings of Canada's Food Guide

1 serving of this recipe is equivalent to:

Vegetables and Fruit: ¼ serving
Grain Products: ¼ serving
Milk and Alternatives: ¾ serving
Meat and Alternatives: ¼ serving

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Source of :
Iron, Magnesium, Manganese, Niacin, Pantothenic Acid, Vitamin B1, Vitamin D, Vitamin E
Good source of :
Calcium, Folacin, Phosphorus, Vitamin A, Vitamin B2, Zinc
Excellent source of :
Selenium, Vitamin B12
Diet-related health claims :

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This recipe is in the following categories: Cheese | Dairy | Desserts | Bone-healthy | Halal | High Calcium | Kosher | Vegetarian | Bake | Italian

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