Chia ricotta and blood orange cupcakes

These cupcakes (muffins) are incredible easy in preparing. There is lots of ingredients but we just mix them together and the dough is ready to bake. You do not need to use mixer nor long work on it. Ricotta adding results in kind of cheesecake muffins but they are light and delicate. Ricotta cheese can be felt in taste and evokes association with cheesecake. Chia seeds give crunch and blood orange gives sweetness and aroma. Enjoy!


15 pieces



  • 2 ½ cups all purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • ¾ cup sugar
  • Zest of one blood orange (about 1 tablespoon)
  • 4 tablespoons chia seeds
  • 220 g ricotta cheese
  • 2 eggs, slightly beaten
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 125 ml Greek yoghurt, plain
  • 125 ml buttermilk
  • 125 ml vegetable oil
  • Juice of one blood orange (about 2 tablespoons)


  • ½ cup icing sugar
  • 2-3 tablespoons blood orange juice




Preheat oven to 350°F. Line muffin pan with paper papilots.

In a large bowl place flour, baking powder, sugar and chia seeds. Mix with a spoon. Add ricotta cheese, eggs, vanilla extract, yoghurt, buttermilk, oil and juice. Mix with the spoon until well combined.

Spoon the batter into prepared pan and bake for 25 minutes (until skewer inserted into center comes out clean). After baking leave in pan for 5 minutes then transfer to a wire rack to cool completely.

Make icing: mix together icing sugar and juice until smooth, thick but still liquid mixture. Pour the icing over the top of each muffin.





Category: Cupcakes/muffins.

Tags: chia, orange, ricotta.

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