Italian Cakes & Dessert Recipes


Italian Crumble Ricotta Cake

Italian Crumble Ricotta Cake

Yield: 6
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 40 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour

Soft ricotta cake is a mouthwatering crumble perfect to serve as a dessert at the end of dinner or as a snack along with a cup of milk or tea.

The ricotta filling inside is irresistible-we are sure your guests will ask for seconds when faced with this crumble so soft it melts in the mouth.


For 8x8 Inch Pan

  • 2 Cups of All Purpose Flour
  • ⅝ Cups of Sugar
  • ¼ Cup of Butter
  • ½ tbsp of Baking Powder
  • 1 Egg

For the Filing

  • 2 ½ Cups of Ricotta Cheese (Cow or Sheep)
  • ¼ Cup of Sugar
  • 1 Egg and 1 Egg Yolk
  • Cinnamon Powder to taste


  1. Start by putting the flour in a bowl with the sugar, egg and baking powder

  2. Last, we add the cold butter in pieces

  3. Work the ingredients with our fingers until the dough consists of large crumbs
  4. Seal tightly with plastic wrap and let it rest in the refrigerator for 30 minutes

  5. Meanwhile, we process the ricotta cheese with the eggs, sugar and a pinch of cinnamon until smooth and homogeneous

  6. In a 8X8 inches cake pan  lined with baking paper, we spread a layer of crumbled dough (about half) on the bottom, compacting it with the help of a spoon

  7. Cover the base with the ricotta cream

  8. Complete with the rest of the crumbled dough by spreading it well with our fingers
  9. Bake in a preheated static oven at 350 F for 40 minutes

  10. Once cooled, we dust the cake with icing sugar and serve

Nutrition Information:
Yield: 6 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 438Total Fat: 15gSaturated Fat: 8gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 5gCholesterol: 129mgSodium: 260mgCarbohydrates: 64gFiber: 1gSugar: 29gProtein: 13g
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