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delicious chocolate chip ricotta loaf cake

Chocolate Chip Ricotta Loaf Cake

This chocolate chip cake with ricotta is very easy to bake and a delight for any occasion. The ricotta makes this loaf cake very moist and fluffy, and the chocolate chips delight young and old. 
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Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour 30 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 50 minutes
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 20 Slices
Calories 231 kcal



  • Preheat the oven to 325 °F // 160 °C. Grease the loaf pan with butter and line it with parchment paper.
  • Sift 1 ¾ cups Cake Flour with 1 teaspoon Baking Powder and ½ teaspoon Salt into a mixing bowl and set aside. 
    1 ¾ cups Cake Flour, 1 teaspoon Baking Powder, ½ teaspoon Salt
  • Now sift 1 ¾ cups Powdered Sugar in a separate bowl.
    1 ¾ cups Powdered Sugar
  • Then add ¼ cup Unsalted Butter and 1 cup Ricotta Cheese and mix the whole mixture on medium speed until it is nice and creamy.
    1 cup Ricotta Cheese, ¼ cup Unsalted Butter
  • Once the mixture is creamy, add 1 Egg and mix well before adding the second 1 Egg.
    1 Egg, 1 Egg
  • Add 1 teaspoon Ground Vanilla Bean Powder.
    1 teaspoon Ground Vanilla Bean Powder
  • Fold in all the dry ingredients you have already sifted before add 2 ¼ cups Milk or Dark Chocolate Chips. Let the kitchen machine blend it all well together. 
    2 ¼ cups Milk or Dark Chocolate Chips
  • Spread the cake batter evenly into the loaf pan. 
  • Bake the cake for 80 to 90 minutes (depending on the oven) on the middle shelf in the preheated oven.

After baking the chocolate chip loaf cake

  • Lift the loaf out of the pan together with the baking paper.
  • Fold the baking paper aside and let the ricotta cake cool on a cake rack.
  • After cooling, remove the parchment paper, store this delicious cake in an airtight container.
  • Serve the loaf as finger-thick slices.


Variations of this loaf cake can be accomplished with different types of chocolate, with glazed fruit (to make it a fruit cake), or with additional spices. I use dried and grounded vanilla in this recipe. This "Vanilla Powder" I always have at home because I sweeten my morning porridge, rice pudding, or golden millet porridge with it. But what fits especially great to this loaf cake are Christmas spices or spice blends. 
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Nutrition values are estimates only, using online calculators. Please verify using your own data.
Serving: 1Slice | Calories: 231kcal | Carbohydrates: 29g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 11g | Saturated Fat: 8g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 2g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 31mg | Sodium: 116mg | Potassium: 143mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 16g | Vitamin A: 177IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 96mg | Iron: 1mg
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