Ricotta Cheesecake with Strawberry Basil Sauce

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Ricotta Cheesecake with Strawberry Basil Sauce

Ricotta Cheesecake


Are you in for a treat today. It’s national cheesecake day, and not only am I sharing the EASIEST cheesecake recipe {it also happens to be delicious} but a few {more than 65} other bloggers have decided to do the same thanks to the UBER talented Roxana from Roxana’s Home Baking

I love cheesecake, but hardly ever make one because mine never turn out. It’s either over done, underdone, cracked ALL over, or just pain disastrous.


Ricotta Cheesecake with Strawberry Sauce


But lately, I have been addicted to making ricotta, well and eating ricotta. A ricotta cheesecake seemed like the way to go, and was it ever.

Stella took one bite and declared that it was the best dessert she had ever had {it may have something to do with the fact that she helped with most of it} but it was really good. I usually like my cheesecake with a raspberry sauce, but the ricotta made me want to incorporate basil, and I just love strawberries with basil.


Ricotta Cheesecake


The sauce is just as easy as the cheesecake, ready in less than 15 minutes start to finish.

It’s a much lighter cheesecake, and you can definitely taste the egg, reminding me of a baked custard. If you enjoy custard, you will love this cheesecake.

It will rise quite a bit in the oven, and then falls quickly almost like a souffle, and even though I got a few small cracks {happens to me every time} I was thrilled with how it turned out.


Ricotta Cheesecake



Ricotta Cheesecake with Strawberry Basil Sauce


  • 24 ounces of ricotta {processed until smooth}
  • 6 eggs {separated}
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup flour
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • butter and sugar for coating pan
  • For the sauce -
  • 1 1/2 cup of strawberries hulled and quartered
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 2 Tbsp basil leaves {chopped}


  • Butter and sugar a 9 inch springform pan
  • In the bowl of a food processor, pulse ricotta until smooth
  • whisk together the ricotta, egg yolks, half of the sugar, flour, and salt
  • beat the egg white with the remaining sugar until you have stiff peaks {about 3 minutes}
  • fold the egg whites into the ricotta mixture
  • pour into the prepared pan, and bake at 375 for 1 hour
  • cool 10 minutes, remove the ring from the pan, and complete cooling on rack
  • while the cake is cooling make the sauce -
  • in a saucepan over medium heat combine the berries and sugar
  • boil, stirring frequently to prevent them from burning
  • reduce the heat, simmer 10 minutes
  • stir in basil
  • cool slightly before serving


Ricotta Cheesecake with Strawberry Basil Sauce


I never knew how many varieties of cheesecake there could be, but do make sure to visit them all. {I suggest not doing that on an empty stomach}

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