This is not your typical dense, heavy cheesecake that is made with cream cheese.
Using ricotta cheese gives the cake a fluffier and lighter texture!
32 oz. Ricotta Cheese
3/4 cup sugar
1/3 cup all-purpose flour
1/2 tsp. ground cinnamon
1 3/4 tsp. orange zest
2 1/2 tsp. vanilla extract
1/8 tsp. salt
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
Set rack in the middle of the oven.
Grease a 9″ baking dish.
Blend all ingredients together until mixture is smooth.
Pour mixture into baking dish.
Bake in the center of the oven for about 1 to 1-1/4 hours, until a light golden color.
Make sure the center is fairly firm, and the point of a sharp knife inserted in the center comes out clean.
Cool on a wire rack.
Cover, and chill until served.