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Italian Love Cake

chocolate italian love cake



Italian Love Cake

 

Italian Love Cake is a recipe I found on Pinterest and fell in love.  This cake is simple to make and is a real crowd pleaser.  That is if you can make it past your own front door with the cake in hand. My husband LOVES this cake and it’s not easy to ask him to share.  I don’t know why it’s called Italian Love Cake but we will just go with it…ok?

chocolate italian love cake

This cake switches layers while it bakes.  What’s also great is it’s way better after it sets for several hours, overnight is best. So make it for a family gathering.

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You make a box chocolate cake mix with the ingredients requested on the box, pour it into the pan.  Then mix up the ricotta cheese mixture and spread it as evenly as possible over the chocolate cake batter.  It switches layers as it bakes.

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Once the cake cools completely, this part takes a long while.  Mix up the topping ingredients and spread over the cake.

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Refrigerate for at least 6 hours (overnight is best) and serve! Everyone will love this moist, light and delicious cake.  I’m thinking I might try a different flavor cake mix next time.  I’ll let you know how that works out.

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Italian Love Cake
 
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Recipe type: Cake
Serves: 15 servings
Ingredients
  • 1 package chocolate cake mix, and the ingredients needed to make the cake according to the package
  • 2 lbs. ricotta cheese
  • 4 eggs
  • ¾ cup sugar
  • 1 tsp. pure vanilla extract
Whipped Topping:
  • 1 (5.1 oz.) package instant chocolate pudding mix
  • 1 cup cold milk
  • 8 oz. Cool Whip
Instructions
  1. Preheat your oven to 350*F and spray a 9x13 inch pan with nonstick spray.
  2. In a large bowl, with a hand mixer, mix together your cake mix according to the directions on the box. Set aside.
  3. In another bowl, using the hand mixer, beat together the ricotta cheese, eggs, sugar, and vanilla until smooth.
  4. Pour the cake batter into the prepared baking dish. Spread to fill the pan evenly. Once the cake batter is in place, carefully pour the cheese mixture evenly over the top of the cake batter. Spread to cover the cake batter as best as you can.
  5. Bake the cake at 350* for 1 hour. Remove from the oven and allow to cool completely before frosting.
  6. Once the cake is cool, stir the pudding mix and milk together with a whisk until combined. Carefully, fold the Cool Whip into the pudding until combined.
  7. Spread the pudding mixture over the top of the cooled cake. Cover the cake and refrigerate at least 6 hours before serving. I let it refrigerate overnight, it tastes even better the next day.

 

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Comments

  1. Reply

    That sounds really delicious!

    1. Reply

      It is, I hope you try it! Thanks for stopping by, Edie!

  2. Reply

    This looks fantastic! And so easy! I will definitely try for my next party. Thanks for sharing.
    http://www.excelathome.net

    1. Reply

      Thanks, Megan!

  3. Reply

    It’s gorgeous and looks delicious, but I am so not a ricotta fan. I guess I’ll skip this one.

    1. Reply

      Margaret, my neighbor also hates ricotta but loves this cake.

  4. Reply

    with a name like that it has to be good! 🙂

  5. Reply

    That looks AMAZING! With all of that ricotta and chocolate it has to be good!

    1. Reply

      Thanks, Carlee!

  6. Reply

    Okay, this is going on our Must-Try list!

    1. Reply

      I hope you enjoy it, Brittney!

  7. Reply

    That looks absolutely delcious

    Mollyxxx

    1. Reply

      Thanks, Molly!

  8. Reply

    This looks so good, I love Italian desserts. A cannoli is my weakness! I need this in my life.

    1. Reply

      Oh…cannoli! One of my favs too! Thanks for stopping by, Leslie!

  9. Reply

    I pinned your amazing Italian Love Cake and can’t wait to try it! Thanks so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday and Happy New Year!
    Miz Helen

    1. Reply

      Thank you Miz Helen!

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      Thank you!

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  12. Reply

    This looks so heavenly and like something everyone in my family would love! Thanks for sharing at the Friday Funday Blog Hop! 🙂

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  15. Reply

    Wow! Looks delicious! We love dessert in this house so we’ll have to give this recipe a try.

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  18. Reply

    Chocolate lovers would love this. It’s pretty, but can you believe that I don’t like chocolate cake? White foe me. lol! Thanks for sharing with SYC.
    hugs,
    Jann

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      LOL Thanks, Jan!

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      LOL Thanks, Jann!

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  20. Reply

    This cake looks so pretty with those gorgeous layers – appears to be a hit to me! Pinned and congrats on the feature at Wake up Wednesday! 🙂

    1. Reply

      Thank you so much, Katie!

  21. Reply

    Oh my! This looks amazing!! Pinning for later 🙂 #SmallVictories

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    We are definitely going to try this! It looks amazing! Thanks for linking up with “Try a New Recipe Tuesday.” I hope you can join us again this week. http://our4kiddos.blogspot.com/2016/01/try-new-recipe-tuesday-january-5.html

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    This looks fantastic. How cool that the layers switch during baking. Thanks for sharing with Small Victories Sunday Linkup. Pinning to our linkup board and hope you found some great posts to visit this week!

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    This looks great. Congrats on being a featured blogger with Small Victories Link Up

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      Thank you Leigh!

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  29. Reply

    I made this today and wow!! Its yummazing!!!!

    1. Reply

      I’m so glad you like it! Thank you for stopping by, Taina!

  30. Reply

    Hi. I love the pictures and I just wish I could have a sice of the cake right now. This cake is on my To do list. However, I live in Lagos Nigeria and it is extremely difficult to get ricotta cheese, pudding mix and cool whip. Can I substitute cream cheese or marscarpone for ricotta? Can I use Danica sweet whip( its a sort of non lactose whipping cream made with hydrogenated vegetable fat among other ingredients) in place of cool whip? Can I make the pudding from scratch? I really don’t know where I will get the pudding mix from and I love to make things from scratch. I look forward to response.

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      I can’t recommend substituting any of the ingredients. Mascarpone is a much creamier and thicker texture than ricotta, I’m not sure that it would cook properly. I have never used a vegetable fat whipping cream so I can’t speak on that part. All I can say is the only way to find out is give it a try. Helen, if you do try all the changes I would love to hear from you on how it turns out. Thank you so much for stopping by and I’m sorry I couldn’t be of more help. 🙂

  31. Reply

    You can definitely make different variations of this cake by mixing different cakes and pudding flavors. You can also add some extracts into the ricotta cheese mixture. I have made:
    Orange Dreamcicle. Orange cake and vanilla pudding.
    Lemon cream. Lemon cake, lemon extract and vanilla pudding
    Chocolate-caramel-banana. Chocolate cake, banana flavored filling and Caramel pudding.
    The classic recipe is still the best though.

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