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Still Trying To Figure Out What To Give Your Friend Or Neighbor For The Holidays?

Still Trying To Figure Out What To Give Your Friend Or Neighbor For The Holidays?

December 19, 2011 | Barbara's Blog

The holidays are right around the corner, and Design2Sell doesn’t think giving gifts for the holidays shouldn’t be stressful or expensive. Everyone appreciates a homemade gift, especially when it tastes delicious. Try this recipe from Giada on the Food Network for Ricotta Orange Pound Cake. Baked in a beautiful new baking dish and wrapped with a ribbon, this is sure to please. 

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Ingredients

  • 3/4 cup (1 1/2 sticks) , at room temperature, plus more to  the baking pan unsalted buttergrease
  • 1 1/2 cups cake flour
  • 2 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 1/2 cups whole-milk ricotta cheese
  • 1 1/2 cups plus 1 table spoon granulated sugar
  • 3 large eggs
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 1 orange, zested
  • 2 tablespoons amaretto 
  • Confectioners’ sugar, for dusting

Directions

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Grease a 9-by-5-by-3-inch loaf pan with butter. In a medium bowl, combine the flour, baking powder and salt. Stir to blend.

 

Using a mixer, cream the butter, ricotta and granulated sugar until light and fluffy, about 3 minutes. With the machine running, add the eggs 1 at a time. Add the vanilla, orange zest and amaretto until combined. Add the dry ingredients, a small amount at a time, until just incorporated.

 

Pour the batter into the prepared pan and bake until a toothpick comes out clean and the cake pulls away from the sides of the pan, 45 to 50 minutes. Let cool in the pan for 10 minutes, then transfer to a rack to cool completely. To wrap, return to the pan and dust with confectioners’ sugar.

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