Bake this impressive Sicilian ricotta cake, then check out our Italian lemon cake, burnt ricotta cheesecake, ricotta pancakes and cannoli. Also discover more sweet and savoury ricotta recipes.


  • 700g ricotta
  • 200g caster sugar
  • 3 eggs
  • 100g dark chocolate, chopped
  • sunflower oil


  • STEP 1

    Heat the oven to 180C/fan 160C/gas 4. Oil the base and sides of an 8-inch cake tin, then line with greaseproof paper.

  • STEP 2

    In a large bowl, combine the ricotta and caster sugar. Beat until the sugar is well incorporated.

  • STEP 3

    Crack the eggs into a separate bowl and whisk well. Add the beaten eggs to the ricotta mixture and beat until fully combined and smooth.

  • STEP 4

    Tip in the chopped chocolate, mix well and transfer to the cake tin.

  • STEP 5

    Cook for around 40 minutes until golden brown and set. Leave to cool in the tin before removing and transferring to a serving platter.

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