Sunday, May 10, 2020

Italian Love Cake

You will love this cake so much - with its moist chocolate cake layer, cheesecake layer, and mousse-like topping! It's amazing what you can do with a box cake mix and pudding mix!

So I'm still not sure how this recipe works, but apparently the layers are supposed to switch out when you bake. Somehow mine turned into a split deal which we found awesome! You get a little rich chocolate cake on bottom and top of the cheesecake-like layer. If you make this, please let me know how it turns out for you - if you get a flip flop layer deal or a split layer of chocolate cake. Regardless, it was one of the best cakes I've ever had. This cake was actually my daughter's 11th birthday cake...back in 2019. I'm so behind sharing recipes. That's why this cake features this gorgeous, fancy paper plate serving platter :)

What you need:
  • 1 pkg. chocolate cake mix (I chose dark chocolate fudge), plus ingredients called for on box
  • 2 lb. ricotta cheese
  • 4 eggs
  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 1 pkg. (5.1 oz) instant chocolate pudding mix
  • 1 cup cold milk
  • 8 oz. Cool Whip, thawed
  1. In a large bowl, mix together cake mix with ingredients called for on the box. Set aside.
  2. In another bowl, beat together ricotta, eggs, sugar, and vanilla until smooth.
  3. Pour the cake batter into a greased 9x13-inch pan and even out with a spatula.
  4. Spread the cheese mixture gently over the top of the cake batter. Even out gently with a spatula.
  5. Bake in a preheated 350 degree oven for 1 hour, then remove from oven and allow to cool completely.
  6. Once the cake has cooled, whisk together pudding mix and milk until combined.
  7. Then carefully fold in the Cool Whip.
  8. Spread on top of the cooled cake and cover with foil or plastic cling wrap.
  9. Refrigerate for at least 6 hours before serving.
Recipe from Chew Nibble Nosh

My kids pick chocolate cake more often than not for their birthday cakes and we all really enjoyed Matthew's 11th birthday cake, Chocolate Oreo Cake. I've saved many but have yet to make an icebox cake but Love, Life, and Sugar's Death by Chocolate Icebox Cake is the icebox cake I want a piece of immediately.

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