Total Time
Prep 15 mins
Cook 40 mins

Easy Melt in your mouth Ricotta cake.

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 18 ounces yellow cake mix (no pudding in it)
  • 3 eggs (or as called for by your cake mix)
  • 13 cup oil (or as called for by your cake mix)
  • 1 13 cups water (or as called for by your cake mix)
  • 1 (15 ounce) container ricotta cheese
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 34 cup sugar
  • cinnamon sugar


  1. Preheat oven to 350.
  2. Grease and flour 9x13 pan.
  3. Follow cake mix direction and pour into prepared pan.
  4. Mix ricotta, vanilla and sugar until well blended with hand mixer.
  5. Place by spoonfuls on top of batter as close together and evenly as possible.
  6. Bake for 25 mins and then sprinkle with cinnamon sugar mixture and continue to bake until toothpick comes out clean,about 15-20 more minutes.
  7. The ricotta will be on the bottom and the nice moist cake on the top.
  8. ENJOY!
Most Helpful

WOW!! This is so flavorful and very Italian. I used the yellow cake mix and followed the instructions to the letter except, I had a little too much ricotta, (using a 26oz container) so I increased the sugar by 1/4 cup. By the time I had dropped by spoonfulls the entire cake was covered so I simply spread the cheese mixture over the top and off to the oven it went. The ricotta still ended up at the bottom which was perfect! I can't wait to make this for all of my italian relatives. Thank you for such a unique and tasty cake!

blc2239 February 28, 2009

This is a great recipe! I made this exactly as stated and it came out as a delicious and very delicate cake. I agree with other reviewers in that I would double the ricotta next time since we loved that layer at the bottom. I used part skim ricotta cheese to keep the fat content down. Next time I may try chocolate cake, or lemon which I think would be amazing! Chopped nuts would be a nice addition, or even a handful of mini chocolate chips. This is a very versatile recipe, love it! Thanks so much!

PatriotsGirl May 26, 2010

My entire family is in love with this simple cake! I followed the instructions except I used Egg Beaters in place of the eggs. It turned out perfect. I love the way that the cheese mixture goes to the bottom when it's cooked and makes that yummy layer of goodness. Thanks so very much for posting!!

mydesigirl April 26, 2009