Chocolate Chip Ricotta Cake

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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
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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.
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Course Breakfast, Dessert
Cuisine Italian
Prep Time 15 Minutes
Cook Time 40 Minutes
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Ingredients
Course Breakfast, Dessert
Cuisine Italian
Prep Time 15 Minutes
Cook Time 40 Minutes
Servings
People
Ingredients
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Rating: 0
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Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease and flour a 9 inch cake pan.
  2. In a large bowl, beat the eggs, egg yolk and sugar until creamy and light.
  3. Add the vanilla and the ricotta cheese and beat to combine. Set aside.
  4. In a medium bowl, whisk together the flour, salt and baking powder. Add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients and combine.
  5. Fold in the mini chocolate chips.
  6. Pour the batter into the prepared pan and place in the oven.
  7. Bake for 30-40 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean from the middle.
  8. Cool and remove from the pan. Slice and enjoy.
Recipe Notes
  • 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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