Ricotta Cake

Ricotta Cake

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"Gussy up your yellow cake with this ricotta variation."
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servings 182 cals
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Original recipe yields 24 servings



  • Calories:
  • 182 kcal
  • 9%
  • Fat:
  • 6.3 g
  • 10%
  • Carbs:
  • 25.1g
  • 8%
  • Protein:
  • 6.3 g
  • 13%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 43 mg
  • 14%
  • Sodium:
  • 201 mg
  • 8%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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Nutritional Information

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  • * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
  • ** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.
  • (-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease and flour a 9x13 inch pan. Prepare the cake according to the directions on the package.
  2. In a medium bowl, combine ricotta, sugar, eggs and vanilla. Mix until smooth. Drop by spoonfuls on top of uncooked cake.
  3. Bake at 350 degrees F (175 degrees C) for 1 1/2 hours, or until a toothpick inserted into the cake comes out clean. Sprinkle cooled cake with confectioners sugar. Keep refrigerated.


  • Tip
  • Aluminum foil can be used to keep food moist, cook it evenly, and make clean-up easier.


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I love this cake. I crave it. After reading the reviews stating that the ricotta layer falls to the bottom of the cake, I decided to plan for it by using a bundt pan instead of a 9" x 13" pan ...

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Our family has made this for years with Marble cake mix. and we add Almond extract instead of vanilla. I think you have a mistake though in your recipe: It wouldn't be an additional 4 eggs, b...

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I love this cake. I crave it. After reading the reviews stating that the ricotta layer falls to the bottom of the cake, I decided to plan for it by using a bundt pan instead of a 9" x 13" pan ...

This is SO easy and SO delicious. The ricotta settles to the bottom, so don't be alarmed--that's what makes it so good! I get raves no matter where I take it. My husband likes it warm right o...

Excellent! I like it so much that I've made it 3 times in the past month. The first time I only used half the ricotta mixture & thought it was great. Then I followed the recipe & it was incre...

I've been making Ricotta Cake for quite awhile now, it's one of my husband's favorites. Recently I miss placed my recipe for it, and while trying to replace it came upon this version, and as far...

Ok so I made the cake as directed (using 3/4 of the ricotta listed and 3/4 of the eggs listed and added a litlle more vanilla to ricotta mixture). The cake came out great but I learned the hard...

Excellent! I only used half the ricotta mixture (that's all the ricotta I had in the house). I made it in 2 small pans instead of a 13x9 & it cooked in 45 minutes. I brought it to a picnic at...

I can think of a thousand ways to fancy this cake up for company or a holiday but...it's perfect just the way it is. My husband also loved it warm right out of the oven. I'm thinking a thickened...

This is a wonderful cake. The ricotta mixture does sink to the bottom of the cake but it is delicious. I actually tasted this or a similar cake at a dinner party and wanted the recipe. I was ...

This was aweome! Super moist! I have made similar cakes using sour cream, but it doesn't compare to the ricotta! I only had half the ricotta the recipe called for on hand, so I halfed the ric...

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