During this time of year, I tend to keep a variety of apples on hand just in case I want to whip up a Fall dessert on a whim. Apples keep well when stored properly, and who doesn’t love apples anyway? When I stumbled upon this recipe, I was immediately intrigued by its simplicity. With apples in my vegetable keeper, and everything besides the ricotta in my pantry, the only ingredient I was missing was ricotta cheese. Feeling a strong sense that this cake was going to be worth a trip to the market, off I went. I encourage you to do the same and go grab some ricotta cheese now!
This cake took only minutes to get into the oven. Needing nothing more than a sprinkling of confectioners sugar (and maybe a few berries if you prefer), you can have a moist, delicate, and satisfying cake in no time at all. Believe me when I tell you Louisa’s Cake is a people pleaser. It’s impressive enough to serve at a dinner party, but humble enough to be a breakfast cake or afternoon snack.
There was a twist of irony in the over-all flavor of the finished cake. Although I assumed the cake would taste more like apples, it was the flavor of lemon that shined most brightly. Not a bad thing at all! In fact, it was a nice surprise.
Since I didn’t make any significant adaptations to the original recipe (I used 2 tablespoons less sugar), I am not going to post it below, however you can find the recipe here. I wouldn’t dream of keeping it all to myself.