Ricotta Amaretti Cake really delicious!

Ricotta Amaretti Cake really delicious!

By 23/03/2015

Yep, another ricotta cake! I cannot stop baking with ricotta!

This one with ricotta and amaretti cookies is special and I have been making it for years.

In fact it was already on the blog. I made it a long time ago when I just started blogging but the photos were not clear. I thought I should give this cake the attention it deserves and as I made it yesterday for my friends I took step by step photos.

My goal is to make easy to follow recipes so I can get as many people as possible into cooking and baking.

There are far too many ready meals and convenience foods around and we don't want to lose the art of baking and most of all cooking a decent meal in the evening to keep us healthy and happy!


  • Prep Time : 25 minutes
  • Cook Time : 45 minutes



Melt the butter in a saucepan on a very low heat.

Whip 1 egg with 100 g of sugar to a creamy consistency. Add the melted butter, milk, vanilla and the liquor.

stirring mixture

Add the sifted flour and stir well.

adding flour

Grease a round baking tin (approx. diameter 23cm, 9 inches) and put the mixture on it spreading and leveling it well.

mixture on mold

Whip the other two eggs with 120 g of sugar;

whipping eggs

add the ricotta and the crushed amaretti biscuits. Mix well.

amaretti and ricotta topping

Pour it on top of the other mixture. Level it well with a spoon.

Amaretto ricotta cake

Sprinkle with the ground nuts.

Amaretto ricotta cake

Cook for 45 minutes at 180C or 356 F.

Amaretto ricotta cake

Amaretto ricotta cake












I am entering this to "Foodie Friday" hosted by Casa Costello. Also this is going to "No Waste Food Challenge" hosted by Elizabeth.

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18 Responses to Ricotta Amaretti Cake really delicious!

  1. Jan Dumbill

    recipe looks great and I want to do it as one of the desserts
    for my husbands 70th birthday ,can you please advise size
    of tin.
    Thank you

    • Alida

      Hello Jan,
      I have used a standard 9 inch / 23 cm round tin.
      This cake is very straightforward and really delicious. You will love it.
      Happy birthday to your husband!

  2. Jan Dumbill

    Thank you Alida, I have been shopping for all ingrediants
    will make next week and can’t wait to eat it.also thanks for good wishes for my husband.

    • Alida

      Great, hope you enjoy the cake! X

  3. Elisabetta

    This double layer cake looks absolutely delicious and is so easy to make. It looks gorgeous surrounded by beautiful tea cups. I love amaretti! Grazie mille x

  4. Dottie Sauchelli Balin

    Dear Alida,
    I am a little behind, but I am finally here. Wonderful and delicious “Ricotta Amaretti Cake” Perfectly made and always love your photo instructions. I really love the Amaretti cookies incorporated within the cake, layers. And the top with the nuts….awesome. It must be very flavorful especially with the rum/brandy. I would love a piece right now…Thanks for sharing, Have a good week….Ciao dear friend,
    Dottie 🙂

    • Alida

      Thank you Dottie xx

  5. la cucina di Molly

    Molto golosa questa torta e anche semplice da fare, mi piace molto l’abbinamento ricotta e amaretti, devo provarla! Come sempre sei bravissima!Un abbraccio!

    • Alida

      Grazie cara!

  6. gloria

    This cake look georgeous Alida! I love amaretto!!!
    un abbraccio bella!

  7. Casa Costello

    This looks magnificent as ever Alida! Just love Amaretti biscuits. Thanks so much for joining me over at #FoodieFriday x

    • Alida

      Thank you Helen!

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  9. Elizabeth

    Another stunning creation! Love the sound of this! Thank you for sharing with the no waste food challenge 🙂

  10. Roland

    hi, Alida. i will made this cake within my kitchen, but i dont konw what is the amaretti biscuits ? its the norman biscuits or special .hope you tell me .

    • Alida

      Hi Roland,
      Amaretti biscuits are special Italian biscuits made with almonds and sugar. These days they are quite easy to find in most supermarkets. If not you can look online.

  11. Cathy

    This looks delicious. Will it freeze.

    • Alida

      Yes you can freeze it.

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