Fudge Ribbon Cake

A delicious chocolate cake with a ribbon layer made with ricotta cheese, then glazed with a fudgy frosting.

Fudge Ribbon Cake



  • 1 standard size chocolate or devil's food cake mix

Ribbon Layer

  • 1 cup (8 ounces) Wisconsin ricotta cheese
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 2 tablespoons milk
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract


  • 1 (6 ounce) package semisweet chocolate chips
  • 1/4 cup (1/2 stick) butter
  • 2 tablespoons light corn syrup


  1. Butter and flour 12-cup Bundt pan or bottom of 13 x 9-inch baking pan.
  2. Cake: Combine cake ingredients and mix, following directions on cake mix package.
  3. Ribbon Layer: In small bowl, combine ribbon layer ingredients; beat until smooth and creamy.
  4. Spread half of cake batter in prepared baking pan.
  5. Spoon and spread ribbon mixture evenly over cake batter.
  6. Spoon and spread remaining batter evenly over ribbon mixture.
  7. Bake according to cake package directions.
  8. Cool completely and remove from pan, following package directions.
  9. Glaze: Combine glaze ingredients and heat over low heat, stirring constantly, until chocolate is melted; cool slightly. Spread over top of cake.

Servings: 12-14

Recipe and photo credit (used with permission): Dairy Farmers of Wisconsin

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