The holidays are right around the corner, and Design2Sell doesn't think giving gifts for the holidays shouldn't be stressful or expensive. Everyone appreciates a homemade gift, especially when it tastes delicious. Try this recipe from Giada on the Food Network for Ricotta Orange Pound Cake. Baked in a beautiful new baking dish and wrapped with a ribbon, this is sure to please.
- 3/4 cup (1 1/2 sticks) , at room temperature, plus more to the baking pan unsalted buttergrease
- 1 1/2 cups cake flour
- 2 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
- 1 teaspoon kosher salt
- 1 1/2 cups whole-milk ricotta cheese
- 1 1/2 cups plus 1 table spoon granulated sugar
- 3 large eggs
- 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
- 1 orange, zested
- 2 tablespoons amaretto
- Confectioners' sugar, for dusting
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Grease a 9-by-5-by-3-inch loaf pan with butter. In a medium bowl, combine the flour, baking powder and salt. Stir to blend.
Using a mixer, cream the butter, ricotta and granulated sugar until light and fluffy, about 3 minutes. With the machine running, add the eggs 1 at a time. Add the vanilla, orange zest and amaretto until combined. Add the dry ingredients, a small amount at a time, until just incorporated.
Pour the batter into the prepared pan and bake until a toothpick comes out clean and the cake pulls away from the sides of the pan, 45 to 50 minutes. Let cool in the pan for 10 minutes, then transfer to a rack to cool completely. To wrap, return to the pan and dust with confectioners' sugar.
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