Orange Ricotta Coconut Cake |
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Orange Ricotta Coconut Cake

Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time40 mins
Total Time55 mins
Course: Dessert
Servings: 6 -8 servings
Author: Vanessa


  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoons salt
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon orange zest
  • 1 cup ricotta cheese
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tablespoon juice of an orange
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 3/4 cup coconut flakes
  • For the Glaze
  • 1 cup powder sugar
  • 2 tablespoons orange juice
  • 1/2 teaspoon orange zest
  • 2 tablespoons coconut flakes for topping (optional)


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease a bundt cake pan and set aside.
  • In a bowl, combine flour, baking soda, baking powder and salt. Set to the side.
  • Using a stand mixer, beat the butter, sugar and orange zest until light and fluffy, about 2-3 minutes. Add in ricotta cheese and mix until well combined. Beat in the egg, orange juice and vanilla. Slowly add the dry ingredients and mix until blended.
  • Pour the mixture and spread evenly on the cake pan. Bake for about 40-45 minutes or until the top is slightly golden brown. Let cool for 10 minutes before transferring to a wire rack.
  • While the cake is baking make the glaze. In a medium bowl, whisk together powder sugar, orange zest and orange juice.
  • Drizzle glaze over the cake and sprinkle with coconut flakes. Let sit until the glaze hardens. Cake can be reserved in a covered container for up to 2 to 3 days.