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Chocolate Semolina Cake: the Italian recipe for the creamy and delicious dessert

Total time: 1H30
Difficulty: Low
Serves: 6 people
By Cookist
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Ingredients
Milk
500 g (2 cups)
semolina
100 g
Eggs
2
Granulated sugar
150 g (3/4 cup)
Bitter cocoa powder
30 g (1/5 cup)
dry ricotta cheese
125 g (1/2 cup)
Orange zest
Dark chocolate chips
100 g (3/5 cup)
Powdered sugar
Butter
Flour

Chocolate semolina cake is the super greedy and cocoa version of the traditional sweet from Campania (Italy). It is a very easy recipe based on ricotta cheese and semolina that we enriched with cocoa powder and chocolate chips: the result is a delicacy with a moist, creamy consistency and a strong dark taste. So let’s find out how to make a perfect chocolate semolina cake by following our recipe step by step and enjoy it as a snack or at the end of a meal together with a cup of hot espresso.

How to make Chocolate Semolina Cake

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Start by heating the milk on the stove with half of the granulated sugar (1). The milk should not boil but be hot.

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As soon as it is hot, pour the semolina (2), stirring until it is well thickened. Pour the cooked semolina into a container and let it cool.

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As soon as the semolina is cold, mix the bitter cocoa powder, with a hand or electric whisk. Grate fresh orange zest directly into the bowl (3).

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Add the ricotta cheese (4), mix thoroughly and let it rest for a few minutes in the refrigerator.

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Break the eggs into a bowl, pour in the granulated sugar (5) and whisk everything with an electric whisk until the mixture is light and fluffy.

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Pour the mixture into the semolina (6) and mix gently, again with an electric mixer, to eliminate any lumps.

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Add half of the chocolate chips (7) and incorporate them with a spatula.

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Pour the dough into a 22 cm diameter springform, greased and floured, and cover the surface with the remaining chocolate chips (8). Bake at 180 degrees C and cook for 50 minutes.

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After the cooking time has elapsed, remove the chocolate semolina cake from the oven, turn it out of the mold and let it cool for a few hours. Sprinkle the surface with a little powdered sugar and serve (9).

How to store Chocolate Semolina Cake

Chocolate semolina cake can be stored in the refrigerator for a maximum of 3-4 days, in a special container with an airtight seal.

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