We have an overnight guest today who is partying his a#% off right now while I am slaving in the kitchen baking his birthday cake.
He’s Italian and I have no clue what cakes he likes. Whatever I’ll make it won’t be as good as his Mamma’s but I’ve given it my best shot.
I chose an Italian recipe for a ricotta cake I got from the foolforfood.de website.
You need 125g butter that you whisk together with 250g sugar.
Then add 3 eggs one at a time.
Mix in 1 grated apple and the grated rind of 1 lemon.
Add 250g of Ricotta cheese.
Finally, add 185g flour, 1 pinch of salt and 1 tablespoon (yes, tablespoon) of baking powder.
Put it in a round cake tin (26cm diameter) and bake it for 25-30 minutes at 200 degrees Celsius.
Instead of simply dusting the cake with icing sugar I made a frosting with lemon juice, Grand Marnier and icing sugar.
I decorated the cake with sugar flowers, candles and a sugar ‘ink’ message.
I hope the birthday boy likes it!