Lemon Olive Oil Cake with Raspberry Ale BellaVitano®

Wisconsin Cheese Lemon Olive Oil Cake with Raspberry Ale BellaVitano®  Recipe
Active Time
50 Minutes


Lemon Glaze:


Look for the Proudly Wisconsin Badge when shopping for cheese. Any brand of Wisconsin BellaVitano® or Parmesan can be used in this recipe.


  1. Heat oven to 350°F. Grease and flour a 10-inch (about 12 cups) fluted tube pan.
  2. Combine sugar and lemon zest in a large bowl. Add eggs, one at a time, beating each until well combined. While beating, slowly drizzle in olive oil until blended.
  3. Whisk the milk, lemon juice and vanilla in a bowl. Combine the flour, baking powder, salt and baking soda in another large bowl; gradually add to olive oil mixture alternately with milk mixture, beating each addition until combined. Fold in Raspberry Ale BellaVitano®.
  4. Pour batter into prepared pan. Bake for 45-55 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean. Cool for 10 minutes in pan before removing to a wire rack to cool completely.

Lemon Glaze:

  1. Combine confectioners’ sugar and lemon juice in a bowl until smooth. Drizzle glaze over the cake.
  2. Serve cake with raspberries and additional Raspberry Ale BellaVitano®.

Cheesemonger Tip

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Do you have questions when shopping for cheese? Ask the cheesemonger! A cheesemonger specializes in the buying and selling of high-quality cheese, usually available in the specialty section of a grocery store or cheese shop. Knowledgeable and passionate, a cheesemonger is a go-to resource for cheese varieties and pairings, proper cheese storage and handling, its cooking applications and cheese brand information.

Sartori master cheesemakers were challenged with making a better beer cheese, and so they did—their signature BellaVitano® cheese is soaked with handcrafted Raspberry Tart ale. Taste in every bite the nutty, brown-butter flavor brightened by notes of raspberries and hazelnut in this deliciously creamy and complex cheese. It’s no surprise that this cheese has won several awards, including a gold medal at the 2013 L.A. International Dairy Competition.

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