- 2 Large eggs
- 3/4 cups superfine sugar
- 1/2 tbsp baking powder
- 1 pound ricotta cheese
- 2 tbsp lemon or orange zest
- 1 vanilla bean seeds
- 4 tbsp salted butter
- 2 1/2 tbsp coconut flour
- 2 tbsp orange or lemon zest
- 1 1/2 cups powder sugar
Sicilian ricotta cheesecake is a traditional Italian cake which is ideal for celebratory occasions or it is also perfect when you are simply craving sweet on an ordinary day.
The cake is super simple to bake with some basic ingredients. So, have a look at its easy-to-follow recipe from here.
The main ingredient of the ricotta cheesecake is the ricotta cheese. Unlike many other types of cheeses ricotta cheese is healthy. It is high in proteins which is significant for the building of muscles and bones. Moreover, ricotta consists of other rich nutrients like sodium, phosphorus, zinc, vitamin A and vitamin B.
Sicilian ricotta cheesecake contains high amount of calcium and calcium has benefits beyond bone health. For instance, it prevents colon cancer, kidney stones, regulates the blood pressure and reduces the symptoms of depression.
How to Make Sicilian Ricotta Cheesecake
It is believed that cheesecakes were served to athletes competing during the Olympic Games in 776 BC to give them energy.