Chocolate and Ricotta Cake

    50 minutes

    An authentic Italian cake in less than an hour? Yes, please! This irresistible sponge is enriched with ricotta and studded with pieces of chocolate. Even better, it's ready in 50 minutes.

    55 people made this

    Serves: 6 

    • 300g ricotta cheese
    • 100g caster sugar
    • 3 eggs
    • 300g plain flour
    • 3 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
    • 100g butter, melted
    • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
    • 200g dark chocolate, chopped

    Preparation:20min  ›  Cook:30min  ›  Ready in:50min 

    1. Preheat the oven to 180 degrees C and grease and flour a 23cm round cake tin.
    2. Whisk together the ricotta and sugar. Add the eggs one at a time, whisking well between each addition.
    3. Sift the flour and baking powder into the ricotta mixture. Stir well until no dry spots remain. Finally, stir in the butter, vanilla and chopped chocolate. Tip mixture into the prepared tin.
    4. Bake for 30 minutes, or until a skewer inserted in the centre comes out clean. Cool in the tin and serve slightly warm or at room temperature.

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    Chocolate and Ricotta Cake
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    Reviews in English (8)


    I made this recipe but put them into muffin tins and added a gauche to the top was still as nice  -  19 Mar 2017


    Everyone in our family loves it. I made it several times and honestly am puzzled by the negative reviews. European desserts are less sweet, which I personally prefer. I use 2 cups flour and 1 stick butter (to simplify). Since I bake it in a stoneware pie dish, I add 10-15 min to the bake time.  -  21 Jan 2019  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)


    really enjoyed it, not too sweet and great flavor  -  14 Mar 2019  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)