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italian love cake

(8 ratings)
Blue Ribbon Recipe by
Kristie Siegfried
Tucson, AZ

This is a great cake for a crowd. Because it is so rich it serves a lot of people, and there won't be any leftover if you are serving a crowd. My family loves this cake and I always make this when we are having parties.

Blue Ribbon Recipe

Oh my goodness... there is a lot of yumminess in this cake. It's cool and creamy but rich at the same time. The ricotta mixture that bakes on top of this cake really makes this special. It changes the entire texture of the cake, making it almost like a less dense cheesecake. Light and fluffy, the pudding topping is tasty and not as rich as traditional frosting. The cake is rich so a lighter topping is perfect. We know the title makes you think of Valentine's Day, but this is the perfect summer cool dessert.

— The Test Kitchen @kitchencrew
(8 ratings)
cook time 1 Hr

Ingredients For italian love cake

  • CAKE
  • 1 box
    marble cake mix, plus ingredients per package directions
  • 2 pt
    ricotta cheese
  • 3/4 c
  • 4
  • 1 tsp
  • 1 pkg
    instant chocolate pudding, 3.4 oz.
  • 1 c
  • 8 oz
    whipped topping

How To Make italian love cake

  • Prepared marble cake mix in a baking dish.
    Prepare cake mix as directed on the box. Grease and flour a 9x13 cake pan. Pour the batter into the cake pan. Then follow directions for marbling the cake.
  • Ricotta, sugar, eggs, and vanilla combined in a bowl.
    In a bowl combine the ricotta, sugar, eggs, and vanilla. Mix well.
  • Ricotta mixture poured over cake batter.
    Spoon ricotta mixture over top of the unbaked cake.
  • Cake baking in the oven.
    Bake for 1 hour in a 350 degree oven.
  • Baked cake cooling.
    Cool completely.
  • Pudding combined with milk.
    Mix pudding with the milk.
  • Folding in whipped topping.
    Fold in whipped topping.
  • Frosting spread over the cake.
    Spread over cake and then refrigerate until topping is set or ready to serve.
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    NOTE: For marble cake, you can use a yellow cake mix and hold out one cup of yellow mix already made. Mix 1/4 cup of cocoa into the one cup of yellow mix. Spoon the cocoa mix over yellow cake mix and run a knife through it to make a marble cake.

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