Ricotta, Raspberry & Lemon Baked Torte

December 14 2023 – That's Amore Cheese

Ricotta, Raspberry & Lemon Baked Torte

Ricotta, Raspberry & Lemon Baked Torte


Darren Purchese




You need a 20 cm diameter springform cake tin

Sponge Base

  • 55 g eggs whole - 1 large egg
  • ½ vanilla pod, seeds scraped
  • 25 g caster sugar
  • Pinch salt
  • 35 g self-raising flour
  • ¼ tsp baking powder
  • 25 g unsalted butter, melted and cooled

Limoncello Syrup

  • 25 ml water
  • 25 ml limoncello
  • 25 g caster sugar


    • 165 g eggs whole – 3 large eggs
    • 165 g caster sugar
    • 2 tbsp water
    • ½ vanilla pod, seeds scraped
    • 105 g plain flour
    • 1 lemon, juice & zest finely grated
    • 375 g ricotta
    • icing sugar to finish


    • 200 g That's Amore Cheese Mascarpone
    • 2-3 punnets raspberries
    • ½ lemon, zest finely grated to dust icing sugar


    To get started... preheat the oven to 180C and grease a 20 cm round cake tin. Line the tin base and sides with baking paper cut to size. 
    For the sponge whisk the eggs, sugar, salt and vanilla on medium to high speed for 20 minutes, the mixture will become thick and pale. Sieve the flour with the baking powder into a bowl and gently fold this sieved flour into the whipped egg mixture. Use a spatula or metal spoon to gently incorporate the flour. Add the cold melted butter and fold in gently.
    To bake the sponge pour the batter into the prepared tin and bake it in the oven for 15 minutes or until cooked through. Use a skewer to test that the batter is not moist in the middle. Remove the sponge from the oven and leave to cool in the tin for 10 minutes.
    To make the syrup Heat the sugar and water together in a small saucepan. Once the sugar has dissolved and the syrup has come to a boil remove from the heat and stir in the Limoncello. Use a pastry brush to soak the sponge in the cake tin. 
    To make the ricotta torte mix… separate the eggs and put the whites into a clean separate bowl. Put the yolks into the bowl of an electric stand mixer along with the caster sugar, two tablespoons of water and the scraped vanilla seeds. Attach the whisk and mix on medium/high speed until the mix is pale, thick and creamy. Remove from the bowl and transfer this mix into a mixing bowl. Was the electric stand mixing bowl well, ensuring it is spotlessly clean and dry. Add the egg whites to the bowl and start to whisk until soft peaks form. Meanwhile hand whisk the lemon zest and ricotta into the egg yolk mixture, add the lemon juice and sieve in the flour. Fold gently together before folding in the reserved meringue. 
    To bake the tortepour the prepared batter onto the soaked sponge and level smooth with a palette knife. Place into the oven and bake for 35 minutes, try not to overbake as this will make your torte too dry. The torte should have minimal colour on top and be firm to touch. 
    Assembly... spread half the That's Amore Cheese Mascarpone on top of the torte using a small palette knife and arrange the raspberries on top with the cavities exposed upwards. Transfer the remaining mascarpone to a small piping bag and pipe the cream into the raspberry cavities. Dust with icing sugar and grate some lemon zest on top. Use a sharp knife to cut and serve.