Italian Pastries

Strawberry Ricotta Shortcake

Here is the Strawberry Ricotta Shortcake. If you like ricotta pastries, this is a delicious recipe for you!




  • 15 oz ricotta cheese
  • 3 cups strawberries, sliced
  • 3 Tbsp. sugar, divided
  • 3 Tbsp. juice from an orange
  • 1 Tbsp. orange zest
  • 1 cup whipping cream
  • 1 1/2 tsp. orange extract
  • 1 store-bought pound cake
  • mint leaf for garnish


  • Place strawberries, 2 Tbsp. sugar, orange juice, and orange zest in a bowl and set aside.
  • In another bowl, whip cream to soft peak.
  • Add ricotta to different bowl, blend until creamy.
  • Fold in cream and 1 Tbsp. sugar.
  • Add extract and whip to firmer peak. Slice pound cake in 1/2 inch slices.
  • Place one slice on plate per serving. Layer with ricotta and strawberries.
  • Place final piece of cake on top, garnish with strawberries and mint.


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