Chocolate Ricotta Cake

Moist, rich and delicious this Chocolate Ricotta Cake is an easy and flavorful snack cake that combines chocolate, almond and vanilla and completely addicting. 

Ricotta Cake

So I’ve been making a bunch of cakes lately, I just haven’t been able to help myself. I’ve been actually trying to take a little break from sweets personally because sometimes I just get overwhelmed with all the the tasty goodness, but it’s so hard.

If you’ve ever seen my Italian Ricotta Cake before and fallen in love then you’ll adore this Chocolate Ricotta Cake. The Italian version of this cake is one of my most popular recipes on my site!

This cake is SUPER easy and requires minimal ingredients. You can easily switch up the flavors of cake mix and icing to find some new unique tastes that you love. Just think about a lemon ricotta cake, how good does that sound!

Chocolate Ricotta Cake


  • Chocolate cake mix (you favorite flavor)
  • Ricotta cheese
  • Oil
  • Eggs
  • Vanilla extract
  • Almond extract
  • Milk
  • Powdered sugar
  • Heavy Cream

With that list of ingredients you cant go wrong! I know some people get confused when you put “cheese” in a cake. The ricotta cheese makes this cake super moist but keeps in light and airy in texture. Trust me, the texture of this cake is something you dream of.

Ricotta Cake Recipe


  • Mix together ricotta cheese, oil, eggs and extracts until combined and smooth.
  • Add in your chocolate cake mix (you can use any type, milk chocolate, triple chocolate, devils food, etc) and beat until just combined.
  • Lastly add in your heavy cream until smooth and then bake it at 325 for 45 minutes to 1 hour until center is set.
  • Mix together powdered sugar, almond extract and milk to make the glaze and pour over cooled cake and top with chocolate sprinkles if desired.

This is one of the types of cakes that I have been requested to bring to gatherings more times than now. I was super curious to play around with flavors from the traditional Italian Ricotta Cake that I make and I’m so happy that I did.

The flavors of chocolate and almond together are two of my favorite flavor combinations in the world. I’m slightly addicted to all things almond so I may be a little biased.

Chocolate Cake

The glaze totally makes this cake and I do recommend using the almond extract as stated in the directions as it really enhances and gives this Chocolate Ricotta Cake the best flavor ever.

So if you’re looking for your new favorite chocolate cake then this Chocolate Ricotta Cake is just the cake you need to make and I mean like run to your kitchen now because you wont regret it!


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Chocolate Ricotta Cake
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
1 hr
Total Time
1 hr 10 mins

Moist and rich, this Chocolate Ricotta Cake is an easy and flavorful snack cake that combines chocolate, almond and vanilla and is completely addicting.

Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: chocolate cake, chocolate ricotta cake, ricotta cake
  • 1 15 oz container ricotta cheese
  • 4 large eggs
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 tsp almond extract
  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil
  • 1 box chocolate cake any flavor, we used devils food
  • 3/4 cup heavy cream
  • 2 cups powdered sugar
  • 1 tsp almond extract
  • 3-4 tbs milk
  • Chocolate spinkles
  1. Preheat oven to 325.
  2. Spray a 10" springform pan with non-stick cooking spray.
  3. In large bowl beat together with hand mixer your ricotta, eggs, extracts and oil until combined.
  4. Add in your cake mix and beat until just incorporated.
  5. Slowly add in heavy cream mixing until blended in.
  6. Pour into prepared pan and bake for about 45-60 minutes or until center is set.
  7. Remove from oven and cool in pan for about 5 minutes then remove springform ring and cool completely.
  8. Once cooled make your glaze by mixing your powdered sugar, almond extract and milk together in bowl until smooth.
  9. Pour over cooled cake and sprinkles sprinkles.
  10. Cut and serve.
Nutrition Facts
Chocolate Ricotta Cake
Amount Per Serving (0 g)
Calories 0
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 0g 0%
Saturated Fat 0g 0%
Trans Fat 0g
Polyunsaturated Fat 0g
Monounsaturated Fat 0g
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 0mg 0%
Potassium 0mg 0%
Total Carbohydrates 0g 0%
Dietary Fiber 0g 0%
Sugars 0g
Protein 0g 0%
Vitamin A 0%
Vitamin C 0%
Calcium 0%
Iron 0%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.


Chocolate Italian Ricotta Cake

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15 thoughts on “Chocolate Ricotta Cake

  1. I’m drooling just from the sight of a chocolate cake with drippy icing! But then I saw ricotta. Stomach growling!

  2. the nutrition facts have NO calories!!!!!!!!!!

    I seriously doubt that!

    HA HA HA

    don’t really matter = I am trying it anyway

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