Calabrian recipes: cake with ricotta cheese and bergamot jam

Bergamot is a citrus fruit that grows only along the coast of Reggio Calabria and has an intense aroma. Today, we would like to show you how to prepare a delicious ricotta cake enriched with the strong flavour of bergamot jam.


  • 250 g of ricotta cheese
  • 250 g of brown sugar
  • 250 g of flour type 00
  • 2 eggs
  • 50 g of melted butter
  • Milk
  • 1 sachet of baking powder
  • Grated lemon rind
  • Bergamot jam
  • Powdered sugar

The Calabrian recipe

Preparing the cake with ricotta and bergamot jam is quite easy and fast.

First, whisk the eggs with the sugar until they reach a frothy consistency.

Add the ricotta and lemon peel, mix well and add the slightly cold melted butter.

At this point, sift the flour with the baking powder and add a little milk to make the dough softer.

Pour the mixture into a previously buttered and floured baking tin and bake in a preheated oven for about half an hour at 180°C.

Take the cake out of the oven, and when it is cold, cut it in half and fill it with bergamot jam.

After a sprinkling of powdered sugar, the cake will be ready to be served!