I don't know about you guys but as the weather shifts more significantly to arctic temperatures I find myself craving something slightly sweet. And with these biting chills my sweet tooth isn't satisfied with any old thing. It demands something thats going to settle it's yearnings as well as soothing and comforting my cold bones. Something irresistibly decadent whilst dangerously balancing between savoury and sweet. Something no humble chocolate chunk cookie nor macaroon can sate. I guess this longing comes down to that childhood favourite, hot chocolate. The perfect commodity for below freezing cold days. Except I don't like hot chocolate anymore, I ceased that affair many years ago friends. So what is a girl to do?

Well, while cheesecake is almost always the answer (lets face it, when is it not people?) I was still itching for something a little different. Something that is essentially the same, but different, you know?

(Obviously one quick glance at the title gives it away.)

But in rides ricotta cheese astride a gallant white steed. Trumpets blazing, vibrant banners strung. Well not really, but you get the picture. I found this recipe over on Carrie's Experimental Kitchen and immediately my sweet tooth began chanting it's praises. Not only was ricotta cheese involved but raspberries and lemon were invited to the party and hell, we all know how partial I am to lemon anything.

So, I hadn't actually baked with this ingredient in the longest of times and truthfully, ricotta is something I'm rather fearful of. It's not something I feel like you can mess about with. You've got to stick with the measurements or disaster is bound to strike. Which as history shows is inevitable if your name is Sonia De Macedo. So what did I do? I changed shit up. Not too drastically but enough to make a right kerfuffle of it. I had a "genius" idea to use a small cake tin, the one I've become increasingly obsessed with lately for which I blame Pinterest for this infatuation. Sadly my cake wasn't cooked through as delectably as it would have been had I used the proper tools. It was still consumable though but nonetheless a somber shame considering how enticing this cake is. Not all hope is lost however, I have every intention of producing this little number over the weekend. Though I might amp up the lemon flavour and slightly increase the sugar too. What could possibly go awry there?

Check out the recipe and more from Carrie's Experimental Kitchen.

Much love.

-Sxx


I don't know about you guys but as the weather shifts more significantly to arctic temperatures I find myself craving something slightly sweet. And with these biting chills my sweet tooth isn't satisfied with any old thing. It demands something thats going to settle it's yearnings as well as soothing and comforting my cold bones. Something irresistibly decadent whilst dangerously balancing between savoury and sweet. Something no humble chocolate chunk cookie nor macaroon can sate. I guess this longing comes down to that childhood favourite, hot chocolate. The perfect commodity for below freezing cold days. Except I don't like hot chocolate anymore, I ceased that affair many years ago friends. So what is a girl to do?

Well, while cheesecake is almost always the answer (lets face it, when is it not people?) I was still itching for something a little different. Something that is essentially the same, but different, you know?

(Obviously one quick glance at the title gives it away.)

But in rides ricotta cheese astride a gallant white steed. Trumpets blazing, vibrant banners strung. Well not really, but you get the picture. I found this recipe over on Carrie's Experimental Kitchen and immediately my sweet tooth began chanting it's praises. Not only was ricotta cheese involved but raspberries and lemon were invited to the party and hell, we all know how partial I am to lemon anything.

So, I hadn't actually baked with this ingredient in the longest of times and truthfully, ricotta is something I'm rather fearful of. It's not something I feel like you can mess about with. You've got to stick with the measurements or disaster is bound to strike. Which as history shows is inevitable if your name is Sonia De Macedo. So what did I do? I changed shit up. Not too drastically but enough to make a right kerfuffle of it. I had a "genius" idea to use a small cake tin, the one I've become increasingly obsessed with lately for which I blame Pinterest for this infatuation. Sadly my cake wasn't cooked through as delectably as it would have been had I used the proper tools. It was still consumable though but nonetheless a somber shame considering how enticing this cake is. Not all hope is lost however, I have every intention of producing this little number over the weekend. Though I might amp up the lemon flavour and slightly increase the sugar too. What could possibly go awry there?

Check out the recipe and more from Carrie's Experimental Kitchen.

Much love.

-Sxx


54 comments

  1. Gosh, this is making me want it right now!
    Wish I could have a bite lol

    Anyway, I'll be just checking the recipe's link now

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  2. I had ricotta cheese cake and love it, but not with raspberry this sound so delicious and light with the lemon as an ingredient thanks for sharing.

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  3. nice post as usual :)

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  4. Oh my gosh that looks delicious! I'm not the biggest fan of ricotta cheese but in combination with the raspberry I might try this out.

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    1. Yeah, me too! What a great idea to play with lemon and other fruits in general. So sorry that it wasn't cooked through Sonia! But hey, it looks fabulous on the photos at least and really, really yummy! Gotta ask my mother in law to create this one for me... LOL
      Have a wonderful weekend, my dear! <3

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    2. You must guys. This is such a delectable pairing. xx

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  5. Oh yum it sounds awesome, even if you say it didn't turn out how you hoped it looks great! :)

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  6. Yummmmmmmy, Looks amazing. You always make me feel hungry!

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  7. Looks very delicious and beautiful as well! So your cold bones got 'heatened up' :)?

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  8. Looks delicious!
    Bisous,
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  9. Ohh you're like me Sonia, during autumn/winter I always find myself reaching for sweet treats (well, besides roast potatoes dunked in bread sauce .. just me?). Your baking session looks absolutely delicious and as I'm sure you know by now, I very much enjoy your photography too :)

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  10. This cake looks delicious, Great Job Sonia!
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  11. But Sonia, I think it looks so good! Who cares if it doesn't look like the original, as long as it tastes good:)

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  12. It looks delicious and I'm sure will be even more delicious later!

    xoxo,
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  13. This looks really delicious and I love ricotta! Thanks for sharing this. Good luck with the next round of baking, I always like making a recipe my own so it's exactly according to my taste :).

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  14. What a wonderful & unique combination of flavors. I must try this asap. :]

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  15. Hi! This is a very interesting post and photos even more outrageous! :) I'm willing to look at it forever :))))

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  16. Sonia, your cake looks delicious indeed. And I'm certain it was :))

    Jasmine x
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  17. I've never made a ricotta cake before, this sounds delicious!

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  18. The cake looks so delicious!!

    Raqda xx RAYDANT

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  19. Wow this looks delicious!! <3

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  20. The cake looks so delicious :)
    xx Katha
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  21. my mouth is watering looking at this! send me a piece! :)

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  22. Haha I would have to agree that cheesecake is almost always the answer :) This version you have created looks totally scrumptious!

    Rowena @ rolala loves

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  23. Oh YUUUMM! I love Raspberry!! It looks so complicated to bake but hopefully I can bake one as decent as possible hehe.. thanks for sharing this Sonia, makes me really crave for cake!

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  24. yummy

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  25. oh my goodness! This looks delicious
    xx
    Garland Girl

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  26. I know how you feel about cravings, I have so many. Right now I am addicted to shaved ice, as it is summer in L.A. You are so brave to try to bake this delicious cake. I always as for help from my baker friends when attempting a new recipe. Wish you luck on your next attempt, hope it turns out sweet and delicious!

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  27. this ricotta cake looks so tasty, my dear
    I crave for icy drinks and food instead as the temperatures are definitley high in Italy right now
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  28. OMG, SO DELICOUS **,

    I'm very glad you like it as much of a collection which is made in Portugal and with products from my country :D

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  29. Wow this cake is really cool! It looks very yummy!
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  30. super yummi!
    lena
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  31. Could this look anymore perfect?:o

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  32. Just stop right there - this looks incredible!

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  33. aaaahhhhhch my hubby loves cheese cakes and he's been nagging me to bake one! It has been ages, perhaps I should look into making one already, haha.

    I love a good hot chocolate too, but our version if made at home, would be one that is called MILO, a chocolate drink/brand which is a favorite amongst us Malaysians.

    Oh well, since you already have a slice, can I have the rest of the cake NOW??!!! hahaha

    lovely, coco.

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  34. This looks so amazing, I am literally so starving right now!

    Meme xx

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  35. ughhh! not helping my planned detox. this post is making me soooo hungry right now.

    Jessica | notjessfashion.com

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  36. OMG, this is great!!!! I will eat it!
    xoxo
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  37. OoOoOoh! This looks so yum! I love anything with lemon in it x

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  38. Ooo laa laaa, that cake looks delicious! I'm the same as you, Sonia, I tend to change shit up in a recipe and then my baking will go a little South. I am confident in my cooking but when it comes to baking? It's like a no-no territory for me.

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  39. Love cheesecake, any kind! Making me hungry

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  40. This post is absolutely stunning! Thanks for sharing))

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  41. There's a Russian recipe, which is made with a kind of soft cheese similar to ricotta... I might just whip one up at some point and share the recipe. It's like a cheese cake, but a bit more dense and best news? There's a version we have for breakfast, no kidding. :)

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  42. Ohh my, now I wish I could bake! Although its probably a good thing, think my skinny jeans are thanking me!

    Annabel ♥
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  43. Absolutely nothing could go awry switching things up a little. Ricotta cheese, raspberries and lemon - IRRESISTIBLE! I'm pretty sure you're just being hard on yourself and it tasted even better than it looks. Good job girl! Xx..
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  44. Absolutely nothing could go awry switching things up a little. Ricotta cheese, raspberries and lemon - IRRESISTIBLE! I'm pretty sure you're just being hard on yourself and it tasted even better than it looks. Good job girl! Xx..
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  45. This cake looks sooooo scrumptious. I am such a sucker for a lovely cake! ^ I agree with the above, i'm sure it tastes absolutely amazing! Such lovely photography skills too, they look so professional! Love your blog! xxx

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