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Rating: 3.75 stars
12 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 7
  • 4 star values: 1
  • 3 star values: 1
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 3

An authentic Italian cake in an hour? Yes, please! This irresistible chocolate cake (torta di ricotta e cioccolato) is made with ricotta cheese and full of chocolaty goodness.

Recipe Summary

prep:
20 mins
cook:
30 mins
total:
50 mins
Servings:
8
Yield:
8 servings
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Ingredients

8
Original recipe yields 8 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease and flour a 9-inch round cake pan.

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  • Whisk ricotta cheese and sugar together in a large bowl. Whisk in eggs one at a time until well combined.

  • Combine flour and baking powder in a bowl; sift into ricotta mixture. Mix until batter is well combined and no dry spots remain. Add chopped chocolate, melted butter, and vanilla extract; stir until batter is smooth. Spoon batter into prepared cake pan (batter will be very thick).

  • Bake in the preheated oven until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean, about 30 minutes. Cool completely in the pan before serving.

Nutrition Facts

468 calories; protein 11.7g; carbohydrates 59.6g; fat 21.7g; cholesterol 108mg; sodium 364.9mg. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (7)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
01/22/2019
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. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 1 stars
10/01/2018
Do not waste your time or money. I neglected to read the reviews before I made this something is definitely missing from this recipe. Should be taken off the site. Read More
12 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 7
  • 4 star values: 1
  • 3 star values: 1
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 3
Rating: 5 stars
01/22/2019
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. Read More
(8)
Rating: 5 stars
03/14/2019
really enjoyed it, not too sweet and great flavor Read More
(2)
Rating: 5 stars
02/22/2019
This is a delicious cake wonderful with a cup of coffee. It's more like a breakfast or brunch cake to me and I love the fact that it isn't too sweet. I followed the recipe to the letter. The batter is very very thick almost like a scone. Read More
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Rating: 1 stars
09/30/2018
Do not waste your time or money. I neglected to read the reviews before I made this something is definitely missing from this recipe. Should be taken off the site. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
10/07/2020
I absolutely love this recipe and made it as directed but I did put in chocolate chips because that’s all I had on hand. The reason we liked it so much is because it’s not so sweet. We like it better than cheesecake! Read More
Rating: 1 stars
06/23/2018
What is wrong with this recipe I bake a ridiculous amount than I noted while putting all the ingredients together that someone left a big ingredient out other wise u could have made pizza dough out of this recipe I had to than figure out how not to waste the ingredients so I added a cup of milk an extra 3/4 cup sugar honey and raspberry extract might be wise if you review recipes before u post them so people don t waste their money Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
10/15/2020
I followed the recipe exactly, but had to continue baking it for an extra 30 minutes before the center was not doughy. Once cooked and FULLY cooled it was delicious. It was better the day after I baked it than it was 3 hours after I had baked it. It is a dense cake, but that is what I anticipated with a ricotta cake. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
11/29/2020
Loved it! Read More
Rating: 1 stars
06/11/2018
I felt like something was missing from the recipe. Was not pourable into a pan like the directions stated. It was thick. Was not sweet enough nor cake like. Disappointed. I spent a lot of money on good ricotta and chocolate and had to throw away. Was not the Torta di ricotta e cioccolato I had in Italy. Read More