Ricotta and Chocolate Cake

"I'm posting this in response to a request on the boards. This is a different type of Italian dessert with a rich filling. I found it on a site called cooking with Patty."
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Ready In:
1hr 20mins




  • Preheat oven to 320°.
  • Grease and flour a 9" springform pan.
  • For the crust, in a large bowl mix the flour, sugar, baking powder, egg, milk and grappa, if used.
  • Add the slices of cold butter to the mixture working it in gently, but not so much that everything blends together.
  • Take half the crust mixture and press it gently into the bottom of the pan.
  • In a medium size bowl, mix the ricotta and sugar well.
  • Add the chocolate chips mix again.
  • Spread the filling evenly over the top of the crust.
  • Crumble the remaining crust mix over the top of the filling.
  • During the baking process the butter melts to form a nice crust.
  • Bake 50 to 60 minutes.

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  1. Kittencalrecipezazz
    simply heavenly! I did add in 2 egg yolks into the ricotta mixture to give it more body, thanks for sharing MG!...Kitten:)
  2. j.sugiarto
    the taste is very great! the only problem is i don't have enough crust to divide into two parts, but it was my mistake because i halved the recipe :) so it's just a crust on the bottom and ricotta filling on the above. anyone who wants to make this cake, i recommend you not halve the recipe. first, you won't have enough crust; second, this cake is too delicious that you won't regret having more :D thanks for sharing, Mysterygirl!
  3. Boomette
    The taste is good. I don't know why but the cake is dry. And it was 60 minutes in the oven. I used Cachaca instead of grappa cause I didn't have. I used 1/2 cup of sugar in the filling cause I had sweetened chocolate chips.
  4. Redsie
    Mysterygirl, thank you, thank you, thank you for a delicious cake! Baked this for my brother's birthday and my whole family devoured it and asked me for your recipe!! I replaced the grappa by rhum and, as I only had sweetened chocolate chips, I used a little less than 1/2 cup sugar and it was perfect!!! I also used less fat ricotta.
  5. Mahaok
    This was delicious & left many taste buds very happy:) The prepartion was pretty straightforward. I omitted the grappa & the result was still a very yummy cake. I would especially recommend baking this when one has guests & u wish to make a good expression;)


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