Blueberry Ricotta Cheese Coffee Cake

Prep Time 20 min
Cook Time 50 Min
Servings 12
Difficulty Moderate

Ingredients

  • Crisco® Original No-Stick Cooking Spray
  • CAKE
  • 2 1/3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 1/3 cups sugar
  • 3/4 tsp. salt
  • 3/4 cup Crisco® Butter Flavor All-Vegetable Shortening
  • 3/4 stick Crisco® Baking Sticks Butter Flavor All-Vegetable Shortening
  • 2 tsps. baking powder
  • 3/4 cup milk
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract
  • FILLING
  • 1 cup ricotta cheese
  • 1 large egg
  • 2 tbsps. sugar
  • 1 tbsp. grated lemon peel
  • 1 cup fresh or frozen blueberries
  • TOPPING
  • Reserved crumb mixture
  • 1/2 cup chopped nuts
  • 1/3 cup firmly packed brown sugar
  • 1 tsp. ground cinnamon

Directions

  • Step 1

    HEAT oven to 350ºF. Coat a 13 x 9 x 2-inch baking pan with no-stick cooking spray.

  • Step 2

    COMBINE flour, sugar and salt in large bowl. Cut in shortening with pastry blender or two knives until mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Reserve 1 cup crumb mixture for topping. To remainder, add baking powder, milk, eggs and vanilla. Beat on medium speed of electric mixer for 2 minutes, scraping bowl constantly. Pour into prepared pan.

  • Step 3

    BLEND ricotta, egg, sugar and lemon peel in medium bowl until smooth. Sprinkle blueberries over batter in pan. Gently spread ricotta mixture over blueberries. Combine reserved crumb mixture, nuts, brown sugar and cinnamon. Sprinkle over top of ricotta layer.

  • Step 4

    BAKE 45 to 50 minutes, or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool slightly before cutting.

  • Step 6

    CRANBERRY RICOTTA CHEESE COFFEE CAKE: Follow the recipe above, substituting halved cranberries for blueberries and grated orange peel for lemon peel.

Serving size
(1 slice, 1/12 of cake)

  • Calories 420
  • Calories from Fat180g
  • Total Fat 20g
  • Saturated Fat 6g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat 0g
  • Monounsaturated Fat 0g
  • Cholesterol 65mg
  • Sodium 270mg
  • Potassium 0mg
  • Total Carbohydrates 53g
  • Dietary Fiber 1g
  • Sugars 33g
  • Protein 8g
  • Vitamin A 0%
  • Vitamin C 0%
  • Vitamin D 0%
  • Calcium 0%
  • Thiamin 0%
  • Niacin 0%
  • Zinc 0%
  • Riboflavin 0%
  • Iron 0%

*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet