Prep 20 mins
Cook 40 mins
I know, another brownie recipe, but I checked and there aren't any yet using ricotta cheese. They're simple, moist and quite delicious. The original recipe came from Silvia Maynard, Fort Worth, Texas.
- 1⁄2 cup butter
- 1⁄3 cup cocoa powder
- 2 large eggs
- 1 cup sugar
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- 1⁄2 cup flour
- 1⁄2 teaspoon baking powder
- 1⁄4 teaspoon salt
- 3⁄4 cup ricotta cheese
- 2 tablespoons butter, softened
- 1⁄4 cup sugar
- 1 large egg
- 1 tablespoon flour
- 1⁄2 teaspoon vanilla
- Melt butter and stir in cocoa.
- Set aside to cool slightly.
- Beat eggs, sugar and vanilla until light and fluffy.
- Add combined dry ingredients and mix well.
- Add chocolate mixture and stir thoroughly.
- Pour half of the batter into a greased 8" square pan.
- Layer will be very thin but smooth to edges.
- Drop Ricotta Filling on top and smooth to edges.
- Drop remaining brownie batter by spoonfuls over Ricotta Filling to cover.
- Don't worry if ricotta is not entirely covered.
- Bake at 350° for 35-40 minutes or until toothpick tests clean.
- Let cool and cut into 2" squares.
- Ricotta Filling: Combine all ingredients and beat until creamy.
This is an excellent recipe! I followed it exactly and it made super moist and perfectly sweet brownies. A great way to use up leftover ricotta. My husband thanks you ; ) I'll be making these again!
Very good! Not heavy or sickening sweet. Took longer to bake - maybe an additional 5-7 minutes. This recipe is a keeper!!!
I followed this recipe to the letter, and couldn't be more pleased! They're tasty, easy to make and a bit less fatty than brownies made with cream cheese or mascarpone. From now on, I'll always get a little extra ricotta when I make lasagne, white pizza or spaghetti pie so I'll have an excuse to make these, too.