Baked Ricotta Cakes with Berries

Eat to get more healthy – Dessert! Whoa! Doesn’t that sound as if Christmas’s come early ? Well I can guarantee that at least the Christmas feel would sure to come thanks to this Dessert. I have this recipe from a ‘Vegetarian’ cookbook and it is one dessert I keep making/eating without that worry of every spoon showing in my tummy or anywhere else I care not to see. Baked Ricotta with berry sauce is as delectable as it is elegant.

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  • Serves: 4 people
  • 1 cup ricotta cheese
  • 2 egg whites,beaten
  • 4 tbsp honey,plus extra to taste
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 4 cups mixed fresh/frozen berries
1. Preheat oven to 350F. Place the ricotta cheese in a bowl and break it with a spoon.
2. Add the beaten egg (if using), honey and vanilla extract and mix till the mixture is smooth.
3. Lightly grease 4 ramekins. Spoon the mixture into the ramekins and level the top.
4. Bake them for 20 min or until ricotta are risen and golden. ( usually if you are skipping out the eggs,it wont rise that much;so wait until it turns golden). Meanwhile to make the berry sauce, place the fruits in a saucepan with little water and heat it gently until softened. If using frozen fruits, you can skip the water.
5. Cool it and strain.
6. Season it with honey if the sauce is too tart. I used about a tablespoon of honey and mixed it with the sauce.
Serve the sauce warm/cold, with the Baked Ricotta. Baked Ricotta Cakes with Berries

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recipe minimally adapted from vegetarian cookbook

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By Priya on May 25, 2011

Hi Dk,

This was a one easy to make dessert. But it took  1 hr for the ricotta to brown dunno why? Do u have any idea? Anyways my family loved it...Thanksa bunch.....:)

By Sana on May 11, 2011

This was a saviour, as I had guests over and  I didnt want to go into the kitchen and work really hard to "impress" them. and very very light, I didnt feel guilty when i had two of them\"wink\", Wish I had a photo, as these looked very pretty, I used heart shaped moulds. Very easy and quick to prepare. thanks


By Christy on Mar 22, 2015

Can't wait to try the recipe! What can we substitute for the egg? (for a vegan friend)

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By Sirisha on Jun 24, 2013

Hi Can you please let me know what size is the ramekin used in this recipe. The recipe looks very yum and can't wait to try the same . Thanks

By Jessica on Nov 28, 2012

I've made this twice now, it tastes delicious. I just can't keep it in a cake's soo liquidy. The taste more than makes up for the blob shape, but I wish i could get it to be more like the picture.

Do you use Whole Milk Ricotta? I use that...And also its not really that firm like regular cakes. Its more soft and as you said more of a blob than a firm cake --DK

By hazel hoyle on Mar 23, 2012

this was lush thank you for sharing ..

By caroline on Feb 13, 2012

I tried this recipe with and it tasted like scrambled eggs! So what difference does omitting the egg whites have?

Nothing actually. This is was for those who do not consume eggs. I personally like it with the egg whites since I find that it gives it more fluffiness and lightness along with a beautiful rise when baked.--DK

By joy on Nov 7, 2011

Very good! I used fat free ricotta and raspberries only... Easy recipe with a big payoff... Thank you!

By Lali on Jul 3, 2011

:wink: fabulously simple

By Sunayna on Jun 7, 2010

8-O the cake looks amazing and I'm sure it tastes delicious too, however i'm surprised you have added viola to it: it means 'A bowed stringed instrument slightly larger than a violin, tuned a fifth lower' he he he or you just meant Voila: meaning there you are...he he he LOL ROFL...Voila!!!

Who would thought a spelling mistake could bring so much happiness ;) But I am so glad it did and also the fact that you like the recipe :) And that to me is indeed Voila - the original intention :) But now that you mention it - just checked - where is that line which has the infamous Viola? I cant seem to find it anywhere!!!! --DK

By Purvi on Feb 20, 2010

Hi Dhivya, can we use paneer instead of ricotta cheese in this recipe? I usually make fresh paneer put pf milk which is near-expiry and that is quite smooth...

I am not really sure having not used paneer as Ricotta substitute! But I am sure there is no harm in trying! Anything with paneer has gotta to taste yum! and that too with home made one - priceless! If you try, it would be great if u could lemme know how it worked out! I might do the same in future :) --DK

By dipali on Jun 6, 2009

Can you pls provide eggless versions wherever u've included eggs? Sure Dipali. Do you have any specific recipes on mind? I will post those first whenever I make them..

By Fat Loss on Jun 20, 2008

Great recipe. I particularly like the use of honey as a fat burner

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By shilpa on Oct 17, 2007

Wow good job dhivi,
I liked it a lot...
Its beautiful, yummy.. healthy.. wht else is needed.
- Shilpa.

By Lisa on Oct 17, 2007

Lovely recipe! Thank you! Your pictures are wonderful. I really like the way you show your readers all of the steps of the process.

By Sirisha Kilambi on Oct 17, 2007

Slurp........what a beautiful looking dessert....can't wait to give it a try :-)

By Dhivya Karthik on Oct 16, 2007

Hi Mona - thanks for your comment :)

Hi Joanna - it was wonderful to be a part of your event and for such a worthy cause.

Thanks Padma..where do u live? will make some for you...if u r anywhere close by.. :)

Hi Laavanya - yes! and thats precisely why i jus adore this takes such less effort and time for the benefits that it gives..

Thanks Sudha....Good to know ur some photo and send me too...

Hi Jo - I do miss all those potluck days! oh try and lemme know

Hi Tbc - would luv to make u some too :)

By TBC on Oct 16, 2007

That looks fabulous.I am drooling all over my keyboard right now:-)

By Jyostna on Oct 15, 2007

Dhivi, this is pre trial comment....I will post the post trial later......It looks very very awsome.....Would love to grab it hot as soon as u bake.I will surely try.

By sudha on Oct 15, 2007

Wow healthy Recipe! Wonderful Presentation ! btw I tried Clicko click Egg(Bread)recipe Very Easy One !!!

~ Sudha(Redmond)

By Laavanya on Oct 15, 2007

What an amazing recipe this is Dhivya and definitely very healthy, yet satisfying! Cool stuff.

By Padma on Oct 15, 2007

That looks so delicious to Me! wanna grab one from that plate...

By Joanna on Oct 15, 2007

Fabulous recipe - and it looks so good too. Can't wait to try ...

Thanks for joining in HotM8


By Mona on Oct 14, 2007

Looks Yummy Dhivya !!