Ricotta Cheese Filling

    10 minutes

    This is a rich and creamy filling made from ricotta cheese and icing sugar then flavoured with cinnamon, vanilla, cooking chocolate and lemon. Ideal for cakes like Sponge or Cassata.

    10 people made this

    Serves: 12 

    • 1kg ricotta cheese
    • 2 1/4 cups icing sugar
    • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
    • 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla essence
    • 60g dark cooking chocolate
    • 1/2 cup glace lemon peel

    Preparation:10min  ›  Ready in:10min 

    1. Beat the ricotta cheese well then add the icing sugar and the cinnamon.
    2. Add the vanilla and grate in the chocolate using the coarse side of a grater.
    3. Stir in the lemon peel and mix. Chill until ready to use.

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    My family has been making this since I was a little girl. We use a spring form pan and line with lady fingers then the filling. Chill and serve.  -  21 Dec 2009  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)


    This recipe is GREAT as I said in my first review. Perfect cassata cake that is even better than any NYC Italian bakery I have ever tasted because it is not sickly sweet and made with fresh filling rather than bagged pre-made filling. ***BUT*** DO NOT use the chocolate for the top...I always use the whipped cream frosting (made with a teaspoon of gelatin) from this website. I have never seen nor have I had Cassata cake with chocolate frosting. The combination of this cake with that frosting is PERFECT!!! =)  -  23 Oct 2004  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)


    This was awesome! I made this for Easter and served on top of cake dessert shells. I changed the recipe a little bit, instead of chocolate squares I used mini semi sweet pieces. My big Italian family couldn't get enough of this.  -  10 Apr 2007  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)