cottage and chocolate cake

cottage cheese dessert
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cottage and chocolate cake

cottage cheese dessert recipe

The cottage cheese, a white cloud of softness, is one of the cheeses used in cooking, particularly when making a cake! Normally, it is used as a filling for cannoli or pies in pastry, but today we have chosen to use it directly in the dough to make the ricotta and chocolate cake.

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Additional Time 10 minutes
Total Time 1 hour


  • Vaccine ricotta 250 g
  • Dark chocolate 80 g
  • Eggs (3 medium) 150 g
  • Sugar 180 g
  • donkey 80 g
  • Farina 00 250 g
  • Powdered yeast for cakes 16 g
  • Whole milk 40 g
  • Powdered sugar to sprinkle to taste


    1. To make the ricotta and chocolate cake, make sure your ricotta is not too whey-rich; otherwise, drain it for a while before starting, then sift it and set it aside. It is also recommended that the ricotta, eggs, and milk be at room temperature before beginning so that they can be mixed together easily. Then separate the eggs (you'll need 90 g of egg whites and 60 g of yolks): separate the egg whites and yolks into two separate bowls. Using an electric mixer, stiffen the egg whites until stiff, and as soon as you have a firm compound 2, transfer it to the fridge if the environment in which you work the ingredients is rather hot; otherwise, leave them at room temperature. Meanwhile, melt the butter in a saucepan over low heat and set aside to cool before adding it to the yolks
    2. and continue to work with the electric mixer 4 until they are properly fitted 5. When the mixture is light and fluffy, reduce the speed and add the cooled melted butter6; continue to work with the whips.
    3. Once the butter has been absorbed, add the ricotta. Work the mixture on medium speed8 until you have a smooth dough and the ricotta is well combined with the rest.
    4. Grease and set aside a 22 cm x 5 cm rounded aluminum mold. Then, in a larger mixing bowl11, combine the dough with the egg whites
    5. Incorporate them into the rest of the design by making gentle movements from the bottom up. Sift the flour and yeast inside once the mixture has become uniform and swollen14. Mix gently with a spatula, always moving in a circular motion from the bottom up
    6. Then, while stirring with a whisk, add the room temperature milk 16 and ensure that it is completely absorbed
    7. Transfer the mixture to the mold 19 and spread it evenly across the pan with a spatula to level the surface 20. Chop the dark chocolate coarsely
    8. and strew it over the cake 22. Using the back of a spoon, lightly crush the chocolate pieces23 to allow them to penetrate the dough 24. Bake for 30 minutes on the bottom shelf of a preheated static oven set to 180°
    9. Always use a toothpick to check for doneness, and remove the cake from the oven as soon as it is clean 25. Allow it to cool before turning it out26. Before serving, transfer the ricotta and chocolate cake to a serving dish and sprinkle with icing sugar.

Nutrition Information



Serving Size


Amount Per ServingCalories 561Total Fat 15gSaturated Fat 7gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 6gCholesterol 35mgSodium 118mgCarbohydrates 101gFiber 2gSugar 92gProtein 9g

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