This post is sponsored by Galbani. All comments and opinions are my own.

Looking for something to satisfy your sweet tooth? How about some tasty cupcakes?

A full size cake will go to waste at my house. We usually eat a few pieces and the rest will sit untouched until I finally get around to throwing it out. But  a batch of cupcakes never last long and there are never any left uneaten. Especially when it’s my Carrot Cake Cupcakes topped with Galbani® Ricotta Frosting.

It’s hard to beat the moist spiced flavor of carrot cake. In fact the only thing that makes it better is a when it’s topped with a rich and creamy frosting. For me, there’s nothing better than these cupcakes with plenty of rich and creamy ricotta frosting.

While a cream cheese frosting may be the usual topping for carrot cake, I prefer the freshness that ricotta bring to the frosting. All you need is six ingredients for great taste. And face it, a homemade frosting just can’t be beat!

So when you want a sweet treat, grab a container of Ricotta Cheese and pull out your blender. In a matter of minutes, you will have the most amazing frosting ever. Use it for a batch of cupcakes … carrot cake, chocolate, vanilla or whatever cake you love.

Ricotta Cheese Frosting

Prep Time 10 minutes
Servings 12


  • 8 oz Galbani® Whole Milk Ricotta Cheese - at room temperature
  • 8 oz unsalted butter - softened
  • 4 - 5 cups powdered sugar
  • 1 tbsp orange zest
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • pinch salt


  • Add the butter and ricotta to the bowl of your stand mixer. Beat on high until light and fluffy.
  • Mix in salt and vanilla extract.
  • Gradually add the powered sugar a cup at a time until completely combined and the frosting is your preferred consistency. You may or may not need all 5 cups of sugar. If the frosting becomes too thick, add a little cream as needed.
  • Use to frost your favorite cake or cupcakes.
  • Refrigerate until ready to serve.

Choose Galbani Ricotta cheese to add amazing creaminess to a wide range of dishes. Its smooth texture, delicate flavor, and adaptability make it a must-have in any kitchen. When you got Galbani, you gotta ricotta for endless meals your whole family will love.

Count on Italy’s #1 cheese brand to help you bring amazing flavor to your favorite meals and recipes. Look for Galbani Ricotta in the dairy aisle at your local Publix.