Growing up, my family and I all gathered at my Nona's (grandmother in Italian) for Sunday dinner.
She was the BEST cook. She'd always make the same thing, too: Salad, breaded chicken cutlets, garlic roasted pork loin, roasted potatoes, pasta, and meatballs.
Yes, this was all for about 10 people, but still, it was a ton of food.
For dessert, the grownups always had coffee and ricotta cake. I stuck to the Italian cookies when I was really little but have since started loving ricotta cake.
It's a really easy way to spice up plain old yellow cake and leave your guests wondering what the secret ingredient is that makes it so moist:
- 2 lb ricotta cheese
- 3/4 cup sugar
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- 3 eggs beaten
- 1 box yellow cake mix
1. In a bowl, combine ricotta, sugar, vanilla, and eggs. Mix well.
2. In another bowl, make yellow cake mix according to box's directions.
3. Combine both bowls and pour into a 9" x 13" cake pan.
4. Bake at 350 for 60 to 65 minutes.
Optional: Sprinkle powdered sugar over top.
What was your favorite childhood dessert?