Chocolate and ricotta cake

Chocolate and ricotta cake


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About this recipe: 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.


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

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

  1. Preheat the oven to 180 C / Gas 4 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 till 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 till 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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