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This Ricotta Pound Cake with Fresh Grapes is the perfect dessert to serve if you want something light and refreshing after dinner. The ricotta cheese adds a light, fluffiness to the cake, and the fresh grapes from Chile, add a refreshing burst of flavour in each bite.


Serves 8


Ricotta Pound Cake with Fresh Grapes
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  • 1 cup Fresh Red Chilean Grapes – rinsed and sliced in half, plus more for garnish
  • 1 cup Fresh Green Chilean Grapes – rinsed and sliced in half, plus more for garnish
  • 1 ½ cups Ricotta Cheese
  • 3 Large Eggs
  • 1 cup Unsalted Butter
  • 2 tsp Pure Vanilla Extract
  • 1¾ cups All Purpose Flour
  • 1½ cups White Granulated Sugar
  • 1½ tsp Baking Powder
  • 1 tsp Fine Sea Salt


  1. Position the rack in the centre of the oven, preheat convection oven to 350°F (177°C)
  2. Prepare a cake pan with cooking spray or buttered with a light coating of flour
  3. In a medium bowl combine flour, baking powder, and salt, whisk to combine
  4. In the bowl of a stand mixer with the whisk attachment, combine ricotta cheese, butter, vanilla, and sugar
  5. Scrape down the sides of the mixing bowl, continue to mix, adding one egg at a time until fully combined
  6. Add the bowl of dry ingredients to the mixing bowl, whisk until fully combined and velvety smooth
  7. Add the grapes to the mixing bowl and gently fold into batter using a spatula
  8. Transfer the batter to the prepared cake pan, bake for 60 minutes or until golden brown
  9. Use a toothpick inserted in the centre of the cake to check for doneness, when it comes out clean
  10. Cool cake on a rack, gently tap the cake pan on a hard surface to loosen, invert on cake stand or plate


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Developed by Chef Jonathan Collins for Produce Made Simple.  A passionate chef and father who loves to share his experiences in cuisine and life, Chef Jonathan Collins has cooked for presidents, prime ministers, billionaires, celebrities and even royalty! A graduate of Le Cordon Bleu, Jonathan has developed a signature style by blending North American, European and Asian influences with a French foundation and distinct Canadian identity, emphasizing fresh, local, seasonal ingredients.


This recipe was developed in partnership with Fruits From Chile

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