Ricotta cake with a Nutella heart

Who wouldn’t like to treat themselves to a lovely cake filled with delicious Nutella? This ricotta cake with a Nutella centre is super soft and super delicious, and will not only appeal to children but to adults too. Ricotta is an integral part of the mix, and the Nutella centre helps to give that unique and unmistakable taste and texture. This cake is perfect if you want to prepare something very special for a breakfast or even just as an afternoon snack. However, at both times of the day you can be confident of winning over the hearts of everyone that tries it, and quite certain of tickling their taste buds! If you have already got all the ingredients you need to hand, head to the kitchen and make this amazing cake with a Nutella heart.


10 minutes Total time
30 minutes Active time
Serves 8 persons
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Place the eggs and sugar in a bowl, beat them with a hand whisk and then add the ricotta mashed up with a fork. Then sift in the flour with baking powder and vanilla, and the melted butter. Grease and flour a 24cm circular cake tin or ovenproof dish and pour in the mixture. Level it well and decorate with several teaspoons of Nutella. Use a toothpick to lightly press down the Nutella and cover lightly with a little of the surrounding dough. Sprinkle with granulated sugar and bake in a preheated oven at 180 °C for about 30 minutes, checking that it’s cooked with a toothpick.

To make the cake dough properly, mash up the ricotta really thoroughly to make it smooth and velvety - even better, pass it through a sieve. Only then add the Nutella
Did you know that ricotta is also produced outside Italy where it is called, for example, ‘sérac’ in France, and by the nickname ‘brocciu’ in Corsica.

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