Italian ricotta cheesecake

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Torta di ricotta

My Italian variation of the international classic. For this we use ricotta instead of cream cheese, add some fresh orange juice and vanilla sugar and we have a delicious cake that you enjoy best with a hot espresso.

4.31 from 78 ratings
The international classic Italian style!
Difficulty: easy
Cost: medium
Calories: 274.4kcal
Prep: 20 mins
Cook: 1 hr 30 mins
Cooling time: 3 hrs 45 mins
Total: 5 hrs 35 mins
Difficulty: easy
Cost: medium
Calories: 274.4kcal
Prep: 20 mins
Cook: 1 hr 30 mins
Cooling time: 3 hrs 45 mins
Total: 5 hrs 35 mins

Ingredients list

Shortcrust pastry (for a springform pan with 26cm/10in Ø)

  • 120 g pastry flour
  • 30 g almonds ground
  • 100 g butter
  • 50 g sugar

Ricotta mixture

  • 500 g ricotta cheese
  • 200 g sour cream
  • 50 ml orange juice
  • 2 sachets vanilla sugar
  • 3 eggs
  • 3 tbsp cornstarch
  • 200 g sugar



  • Preheat the oven to 180°C/360°F top/bottom heat (convection oven 160°C/320°F).

Shortcrust pastry

  • Put the flour, ground almonds, sugar and butter in the mixing bowl of the stand mixer and mix with the dough hook.
  • Prepare a 26cm/10in Ø springform pan and grease with butter. Spread the shortcrust pastry evenly on the bottom, forming a rim of about 1cm/½in high on the baking pan and pressing it down well so that the ricotta mixture does not spill out later.

Ricotta mixture

  • Put the ricotta and sour cream in the mixing bowl and mix until creamy. Add sugar, vanilla sugar, starch, orange juice and eggs and mix thoroughly until a fine mixture.
  • Then pour it onto the shortcrust pastry, spread it evenly and smooth it out.
  • Now put the cake in the oven and bake for about 1½ hours. Then turn off the oven, open the door a crack and let the cheesecake cool in it for 45 minutes.
  • Then place in the refrigerator for about 3 hours.
  • Sprinkle with powdered sugar to taste before serving.
    Buon appetito!
Käsekuchen mit Ricotta
Serving: 172.9gCalories: 274.4kcal (14%)Carbohydrates: 30g (10%)Protein: 5.7g (11%)Fat: 14.5g (22%)

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