Have I mentioned that I love Fall? And all the wonderful recipes that come with the season. That includes this sweetly tart dessert that includes three of my favorite things: apples, cake, and ricotta cheese. Why yes, I am one of those who likes cheese with my apples.
Prep Time: 15 min.
Total Time: 1 hr. 15 min.
Servings: Makes 24 servings.
Yummy. Very moist. Fantastic! Don’t take our word for it. These are words used by reviewers of this cheesecake-like Apple Ricotta Cake.
What You Need
1 cup flour
1 cup firmly packed brown sugar
1-1/2 tsp. ground cinnamon, divided
1/2 cup (1 stick) cold butter or margarine
1 pkg. (2-layer size) yellow cake mix
1 container (15 oz.) POLLY-O Original Ricotta Cheese
1/2 cup water
1/3 cup oil
2 small apples, peeled, chopped (2 cups)
Preheat oven to 350°F. Mix flour, brown sugar and 1/2 tsp. of the cinnamon in medium bowl. Cut in butter until mixture resembles coarse crumbs; set aside.
Beat cake mix, ricotta cheese, eggs, water, oil and remaining 1 tsp. cinnamon in large bowl with electric mixer on low speed just until moistened. Beat on medium speed 2 minutes. Pour into greased and floured 13×9-inch baking pan. Top with apples; sprinkle with the crumb mixture.
Bake 55 minutes to 1 hour or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool completely on wire rack.
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