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Ricotta Fritters with Chocolate Cara Cara Sauce

Posted by: ari | well seasoned

These ricotta fritters could not be simpler to make! Lighter than air and so dreamy with the cara cara orange sauce! You'll be amazed how quick you can whip these up at home!

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Posted by: ari | well seasoned
ricotta fritters with cara cara orange chocolate dipping sauce!
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Ricotta Fritters with Chocolate Cara Cara Sauce

These ricotta fritters could not be simpler to make! Lighter than air and so dreamy with the cara cara orange sauce!
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time35 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: chcoolate sauce, homemade donuts, homemade fritters, ricotta fritters
Servings: 20 servings
Calories: 243kcal
Author: Zoe Nathan


For ricotta fritters

  • 2 large eggs separated
  • ½ cup ricotta
  • zest of 1 large cara cara orange
  • cup whole milk
  • 1 tsp pure vanilla extract
  • 1 cup AP flour
  • 5 tsp granulated sugar
  • ¾ tsp kosher salt
  • ½ tsp baking powder
  • 2 Tbsp unsalted butter melted
  • confectioner's sugar for serving
  • canola or vegetable oil for frying

For chocolate cara cara dipping sauce

  • 4-6 Tbsp whole milk
  • ½ cup dark or semi-sweet chocolate chopped
  • 1 tsp cara cara orange zest


To make fritters

  • Heat 3" oil in dutch oven to 375 F.
  • Whisk together egg yolks, ricotta, cara cara orange zest, milk, and vanilla. 
  • In a medium bowl, whisk together flour, sugar, salt, and baking powder.
  • Whisk egg whites until soft peaks form, about 3-4 minutes.
  • Meanwhile, add egg yolk mixture to the flour mixture, followed by butter. Stir until just combined. Gently fold in egg whites.
  • Using a soup spoon, gently scoop up to 2 ½ Tbsp of batter and ease it into the hot oil using another spoon. Fry in batches until golden brown, about 5-6 minutes.
  • Cool slightly on cooling rack, then dust with powdered sugar.

To make chocolate cara cara sauce

  • Heat milk in a small sauce pan and bring to a gentle simmer. Pour 4 Tbsp milk over chocolate, then let sit 1 minute.
  • Whisk until smooth, then add cara cara zest. If too thick, whisk in additional milk 1 Tbsp at a time.


Calories: 243kcal | Carbohydrates: 25g | Protein: 7g | Fat: 13g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Cholesterol: 59mg | Sodium: 489mg | Potassium: 162mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 9g | Vitamin A: 245IU | Calcium: 113mg | Iron: 2mg
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