10 Ricotta Cake Recipes
Ricotta is a soft, deliciously creamy Italian cheese that works wonderfully in cakes, adding gorgeous texture and flavor. When paired with citrus ingredients, like lemon and orange, it becomes a match made in heaven. Chocolate and ricotta is yet another heavenly combination. Whether you're looking for an easy loaf cake for snack time or a show-stopping after-dinner dessert, pick your favorite cake from this collection and give ricotta a go!
Italian Chocolate and Ricotta Cake
Cannoli Cake Roll
Calling all cannoli lovers: try this jelly-roll style cake with all the flavors of Italian cannoli, including ricotta, chocolate chips, and chopped pistachio nuts. It's perfect for a special occasion like Valentine's Day or for a show-stopping birthday cake.
Ricotta Berry Cake
With a texture similar to cheesecake, this dreamy ricotta cake is packed with strawberries and blueberries. A sprinkling of turbinado sugar on top adds a nice caramel flavor and a lovely crunch.
Ricotta Cheese Cake
This is a lovely light cake that's flavored with ricotta cheese, but it's not a cheesecake! It's easy to vary the type of cake mix you use -- lemon, or chocolate would complement the tangy flavor of ricotta perfectly!
Transform a box of yellow cake mix into a light and fluffy cake with the addition of whole-milk ricotta cheese. "I can think of a thousand ways to fancy this cake up for company or a holiday but... it's perfect just the way it is," says Kathy.
Creamy ricotta cheese adds a rich, moist texture to this sweet fresh fig loaf cake. Arrange fig slices on top of the batter and down the center before you bake; dust the cooled cake generously with confectioners' sugar for a lovely presentation.
Blueberry Ricotta Squares
If you love blueberry cake, and you are a cheesecake fan -- you're going to adore these blueberry coffeecake squares with a tangy ricotta cheese topping. Serve topped with fresh blueberries, a good dusting of powdered sugar, and some whipped cream on the side.
This delicate layer cake has a sweet ricotta filling, flavored with candied fruits and chocolate. Decorate the cake with a glossy icing and garnish with an abundance of brightly colored candied citrus for a taste of Sicily in every bite.
Lemon Ricotta Cake
Allrecipes Allstar Deb C had nothing but praise for this recipe: "I was looking for a way to use up some lemons and extra ricotta I had on hand, and I ran across this fabulous recipe. Deliciously moist with a great texture, this lemon cake was a hit."
Not your typical cheesecake! This is a creamy, crust-free ricotta cheesecake, which is totally flourless and naturally gluten-free. It has a refreshing burst of citrus from fresh lemon juice, lemon zest, and orange zest. Make individual cakes in ramekins for easier serving if you like.