Orange Ricotta Cake
The list of recipes that I’ve shared on this blog includes quite a few simple cakes. I don’t think I make them very often until I look at my list of recipes and realize there are cakes with applesauce, beets, zucchini and buttermilk. Not to mention a few kinds of cupcakes and muffins. I do enjoy a long and involved kitchen project but I am more likely to pull together something that doesn’t require extra trips to the store or setting aside a whole afternoon. I really like to be able to pull out a mixing bowl, preheat the oven, and bake something when the impulse strikes which is why these simple cakes appear regularly in my kitchen and on this site.
Since I’ve been working at home more, it is nice to be able to engage in a variety of my creative outlets in one day. If I have spent the morning sitting at my desk it is nice to spend some time in the kitchen, usually full of sunlight in the afternoon, doing something more active and using my hands. I love being able to move from one way of making, perhaps with words or fabric, to another involving the scent of orange zest, a soft pillow of ricotta cheese, and a sweet aroma coming from the oven.