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Torta con Cioccolata e Ricotta

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Servings: 16
This Chocolate with Ricotta Cheese Torte is definetly a cake for a special occasion. It is rich and creamy, a bit like a cheesecake. Your friends and family will love it, especially those "Chocoholics".

1 box (1 lb. 2.25 oz. size) Dark Chocolate Cake Mix
2 (15 oz.) containers Ricotta Cheese
4 large eggs
3/4 cup granulated sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 tablespoon Framboise Eau De Vie (Raspberry Brandy), or raspberry flavoring (optional)
Confectioners' sugar, for garnish

Ingredients you will need to add to cake mix:
1 1/3 cups water
1/2 cup olive oil, or vegetable oil
3 large eggs

Cake Stencil

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (180 C). Spray sides and bottom of a 10 or 11-inch springform pan with cooking spray. Wrap aluminum foil tightly around bottom and sides of pan.

Prepare cake mix as directed on package (if desired, you may use olive oil instead of vegetable oil). Pour batter into prepared pan, and set aside. Do not bake yet.

With electric mixer at medium speed, blend ricotta, eggs, sugar, vanilla extract, and framboise (optional). Spoon ricotta mixture evenly over unbaked batter. Do not mix. The cake rises above the cheese mixture.

Now place cake pan on a baking sheet (so batter doesn't leak onto oven floor from removable bottom cake pan), and bake at 350 degrees F (180 C) for 60 to 70 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in center comes out clean.

Turn oven off, leave torta in oven with oven door ajar for one hour. Remove torta to cooling rack, remove foil, and allow to cool completely before releasing it from pan. After torta has cooled, dust with confectioners' sugar.

If desired, if you have cake stencils, place an attractive stencil over top of torta and sprinkle confectioners' sugar over stencil. Remove stencil carefully. You will have a pretty design topping this delicious torta.

Photograph taken by Diana Baker Woodall© 2002

Source: DianasDesserts.com
Date: March 12, 2002


Reviewer: catherine
This tastes like heaven!

Reviewer: Liz
I loved the cake. It is really easy to make, but looks like it would be hard. I just found the ricotta part needs a little more sugar. Really worth trying!

Reviewer: sally
I was very disappointed. I bake cakes all of the time... I am not a novice...I followed directions exactly--this cake took an additional 30 minutes to bake and was still runny and sunken on top. It was not "rich and creamy", a bit like a cheesecake. The chocolate cake mix (and tasted like cake mix) rose to the top and the ricotta mixture sunk to the bottom. What went wrong, or is this what it was supposed to be?


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