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  • Category


  • Cooking technique


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  • Prep time

    20 minutes

  • Cook time

    15 minutes

  • Total

    35 minutes

  • Amount

    12 pieces

Lemon cakes with ricotta crème

If you want to bake a cake on the Big Green Egg, this cake recipe is a great choice! The cakes are incredibly delicious and easy to make, and the best part is that you are baking the lemon cakes in cake tins for one. This makes them delicious appetizer snacks. Make them ahead of time and serve them at room temperature, or lukewarm if you just baked them.



  • 75 g soft butter
  • 300 g sugar
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 vanilla pod
  • 2 unsprayed lemons
  • 3 tbsp. poppy seeds
  • 300 g ricotta
  • 250 g flour
  • 12 g baking powder

Lemon cakes with ricotta crème


  1. Light the charcoal in the Big Green Egg and heat, with the convEGGtor and the grid, to 180°C. Grease 2 silicone tins for 6 muffins with baking spray or butter.
  2. In the meantime, beat the butter with 250 g of the sugar until airy. Beat the eggs and mix in, one by one.
  3. Cut the vanilla pod lengthwise and scrape out the seeds above the bowl. Grate the zest from one lemon above the bowl, cut the lemon in half and squeeze out the juice above the bowl too. Add the poppy seeds and beat until everything is well mixed. Then add 250 g of the ricotta, the flour and the baking powder and mix until the batter is even.
  4. Distribute the batter over the greased muffin tins with a spoon.


  1. Place the muffin tins on the grid and close the lid of the EGG. Bake the cakes for around 10-12 minutes until done.
  2. In the meantime, mix the remaining 50 g of ricotta and the 50 g of sugar. Grate the zest from the second lemon, cut the lemon in half and squeeze out the juice over it. Mix well.
  3. Remove the tins from the EGG and leave the cakes to cool slightly. Take them out of the tins and scoop some ricotta crème onto each cake.

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