Italian Carnival Cake with Ricotta Filling

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13Ingredients
1020Calories
75Minutes

Fresh orange zest, rich ricotta cheese filling, decadent chocolate, and a splash of sweet wine make for the perfect ending to any Italian inspired entrée. Beating the eggs and sugar will keep this cake light and fluffy while the orange zest and chocolate drops will bring a refreshing and sweet tang to this unique cake. Bake for 45 minutes, cool, and frost with sweet and savory ricotta filling. In under an hour and half, you will have a cake that tastes as beautiful as it looks!

Ingredients

  • 180 grams sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 250 grams flour (sieved)
  • 1 orange
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1/2 cup extra-virgin olive oil
  • salt
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 180 grams powdered sugar
  • 250 grams ricotta cheese
  • 3 tablespoons wine (sweet)
  • chocolate (drops)

Directions

  1. Preheat the oven to 180 degrees Celsius.
  2. Beat the egg with the sugar until light and frothy.
  3. Add the flour, orange zest, orange juice, milk, oil, salt, baking powder, and vanilla. Beat all the ingredients until smooth.
  4. Grease a rectangular baking sheet.
  5. Pour in the mixture and cook for about 45 minutes or until golden brown.
  6. Allow to cool.
  7. In a bowl, mix the powdered sugar and cheese.
  8. Add the wine and chocolate drops. Mixture should appear thick and frothy.
  9. Cut the cake in half, spread one half with the ricotta filling and place the remaining half on top.
  10. Sprinkle generously with remaining powdered sugar.
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NutritionView more

1020Calories
Sodium18%DV440mg
Fat60%DV39g
Protein35%DV18g
Carbs50%DV150g
Fiber16%DV4g

PER SERVING *

Calories1020Calories from Fat350
% DAILY VALUE*
Total Fat39g60%
Saturated Fat10g50%
Trans Fat
Cholesterol140mg47%
Sodium440mg18%
Potassium340mg10%
Protein18g35%
Calories from Fat350
% DAILY VALUE*
Total Carbohydrate150g50%
Dietary Fiber4g16%
Sugars91g182%
Vitamin A
Vitamin C
Calcium
Iron

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

Reviews(1)

Yummly User
Marissa F. 2 Jun 2015
The ricotta filling is a nice change to this Italian cake. I switched the wine for vanilla extract and it turned out great.