Ricottta Cheesecake

Italian Cheesecake www.bellalimento.com

Go ahead and get a pencil and paper ready to jot down this ingredient list because you are going to want to make this. I’ve made no less than a dozen of these cheesecakes since December. It probably has a lot to do with why I’m on the treadmill everyday but we’re not going to talk about that. Next to Tiramisu, cheesecake reigns supreme on my dessert list. I just can’t turn a slice down and I’ve tried. While I like all kinds of cheesecake, ricotta cheesecake wins the gold every single time in the cheesecake Olympics. Yes I’m having Olympic withdrawals and I also now believe I can snowboard. If you knew how insanely clumsy I am you’d laugh at the thought.

Italian Cheesecake www.bellalimento.com

Our cheesecake is light, fluffy and airy. Why? It’s steamed using our Comercial Style KitchenAid Range’s Steam Assist Technology. Now that I think about it, I should have called this Steamy Cheesecake. Whatever you call it you’re going to want a slice, or two if you’re like me. It’s made using the most subtle of crusts, tiny pieces of crushed Amaretti cookies which give it that little something something that will have you guessing what it is. Cheesecake takes time so you’ll need to plan on making one. There’s no last minute gee I’d like a cheesecake right now thing happening unless you head to your favorite restaurant but I promise the wait will be worth it.

Italian Cheesecake www.bellalimento.com

Now that you’re ready for steamy cheesecake you can get our Steamed Ricotta Cheesecake recipe on KitchenAid’s The KitchenThusiast site.



  1. 1

    Oh this looks amazing!! I love love love ricotta cheesecakes.

  2. 2

    I am so with you. Tiramisu, cheesecake, and custard/pudding anything are my “cannot resist” triumverate. This looks so darned beautiful!

  3. 3

    Oh my.. this is just stunning.. I need a slice (or 2) right now.

  4. 4

    Dang, this cake looks perfect!!

  5. 5

    That is beautiful!!

  6. 6
    Gail Ost /

    This looks delicious, I would love to make this cheesecake. If you do not have a steam option on your oven, how would you bake it? I am guessing in a steam bath meaning a pan of water beneath cheese cake pan?
    Thank you,

  7. 7

    Love the topping, one of my favorites.

  8. 8

    Gosh this cheesecake looks heavenly.Airy exactly as I like it.

  9. 9

    Gorgeous photos, Paula!

  10. 10

    Pass me a fork! This is the most gorgeous cheesecake I’ve ever seen!

  11. 11

    This is absolutely gorgeous, girl!

  12. 12

    what a gorgeous cake!

  13. 13

    Cheesecake is my daughter’s absolute favorite cake in the world. I have to make this for her. I’ve been wondering for a while if ricotta would be better than all cream cheese. Now I know. I will have to bake this for her soon.

  14. 14

    What a beautiful cheesecake! I’m a huge cheesecake fan too – yum!

  15. 15

    I love traditional cheesecake but I love ricotta cheesecake even more.

  16. 16

    This looks so amazing! I love cheesecake!

  17. 17

    ooo my, that ricottta cheesecake is breath taking! I love the topping on it too!

  18. 18

    There’s only one problem with this recipe. I want to eat the WHOLE cheesecake 🙂 It looks amazing and the photos…ahh! Stunning!

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    Yu Ming /

    If we’re using a regular oven with a steam bath, at what temperature do we bake it for (in Celsius) and for how long? I can’t wait to try this!

  20. 20

    Gorgeous. I can’t ever resist cheesecake. You can have the tiramisu…just leave me the cheesecake!! 😉

  21. 21

    Simply stunning, Paula! I’ll take two slices, please?!

  22. 22

    Paula I’m sheepishly going to admit I’ve never made a cheesecake; funny because I love them. I remember my mom making them in this fashion. Love the ricotta. Perfect as always!

  23. 23

    I’ve been meaning to make a ricotta cheesecake for half of my life :), your looks so gorgeous!

  24. 24

    We are dessert twins, did you know that? Tiramisu and cheesecake are my downfalls! And this is utter perfection, Paula!

  25. 25

    Your ricotta cheesecake looks delicious!

  26. 26

    Cheesecake is a favorite of mine too, i’ve had it for my birthday cake before. And I love the ricotta idea! Beautiful.

  27. 27

    We miss the Olympics too!! This cheesecake looks like the prefect way to cheer us up. Gorgeous!

  28. 28

    Hi, Paula. Wow, STEAMED cheesecake! And what an appetizing photo! It’s one of those blog piccies that makes me want to pluck the food right out of the screen. I know, how silly! 😉

  29. 29

    Ricotta makes everything GOOD. This cheesecake looks fluffy, which is what I prefer over the more heavy cheesecake like the traditional New York variety. Not that I would pass by eating a piece of NY cheesecake
    mind you. Laughing—–

  30. 30

    this looks amazing!

  31. 31

    I must try this, so wonderful!

  32. 32

    This looks awesome

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