Chocolate Chip Ricotta Cake
Chocolate Chip Ricotta Cake

Chocolate Chip Ricotta Cake is one of those recipes that you think “how can this be good in this combination of ingredients”. I never thought putting Ricotta Cheese in a cake would be any good. Boy was I wrong!

I had recently made a lasagna for dinner and had purchased a larger container of Ricotta cheese at one of our box stores. I hate to waste anything and needed a way to use this cheese up. Talking to my sister, she told me about this cake that I might want to try.

Before I put the chocolate chips in the batter, I toss the chips with a tablespoon of flour. The flour will keep the chips from falling to the bottom of the cake. The chips will be more even through out the entire cake. A chip in every bite!

The end result was a moist and delicious cake full of chips and flavor.

Frugal Cooking Tips:

  • Ricotta cheese comes in a 16 oz container locally. I either double up this recipe to try and use all the cheese or I make one batch of this recipe and use the remaining cheese to make a lasagna or stuffed shells. Never let anything go to waste if you can use it first.
  • Do not make recipes on a whim. Plan out what you want to cook based on supplies on hand and what is on sale.
  • Always have a purchase price for items you use on a regular basis. This is the best price possible and your stock up price.
Chocolate Chip Ricotta Cake
Chocolate Chip Ricotta Cake

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Chocolate Chip Ricotta Cake
Chocolate Chip Ricotta Cake

Chocolate Chip Ricotta Cake

Chocolate chips and Ricotta cheese combine to make this moist and delicious cake. Serve with a hot beverage and dusted with powdered sugar.
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 40 mins
Total Time 55 mins
Course Breakfast, Dessert
Cuisine Italian
Servings 10 People


  • 2 Large Eggs
  • 1 Large Egg Yolk
  • 1 Cup Granulated Sugar
  • 1 Teaspoon Pure Vanilla Extract
  • 1 Cup Ricotta Cheese drained of any excess liquid
  • 2 Cups All Purpose Flour
  • 1 1/2 Teaspoons Baking Powder
  • 1/8 Teaspoon Kosher Salt
  • 1/2 Cup Mini Chocolate Chips dusted with flour


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease and flour a 9 inch cake pan.
  • In a large bowl, beat the eggs, egg yolk and sugar until creamy and light.
  • Add the vanilla and the ricotta cheese and beat to combine. Set aside.
  • In a medium bowl, whisk together the flour, salt and baking powder. Add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients and combine.
  • Fold in the mini chocolate chips.
  • Pour the batter into the prepared pan and place in the oven.
  • Bake for 30-40 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean from the middle.
  • Cool and remove from the pan. Slice and enjoy.


  • pour chocolate chips into a bowl and toss with a tablespoon of flour.  This will help suspend the chips in the batter and keep them from falling to the bottom. 
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