How to Make Ricotta Cake with a Cake Mix

Italian Baked Ricotta Cake Recipe

This Ricotta Cake is the perfect mix of old school Italian recipes with the ease of using a cake mix. This cake has the perfect consistency and can be topped with an easy glaze and nonpareils. Ricotta Cake Mix


  • Ingredients
  • For cake -
  • 1 package white cake mix
  • 1 pint ricotta cheese
  • ½ cup oil
  • 4 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon almond extract
  • For icing –
  • 2 cups powdered sugar
  • 3-5 TBSP milk
  • ½ tsp almond extract
  • Rainbow nonpareil sprinkles


  • Preheat oven to 325, spray a 10" springform pan with non-stick cooking spray.
  • In the bowl of an electric mixer with paddle attachment add the ricotta, eggs, extracts and oil- blend for about 2 minutes until batter is smooth.
  • Add in your cake mix and blend.
  • Add in the heavy cream and mix.
  • Pour into the prepared pan and bake for about 75 minutes or until center is set – Make sure you test before taking out of the oven.
  • Cool in pan for about 5 minutes then remove the springform pan side and cool completely.
  • Make your glaze by mixing powdered sugar, almond extract and milk together in bowl until smooth.
  • Pour over cooled cake, then top with nonpareils.
  • Cut and serve.