This recipe comes together so nicely and looks beautiful. What I really like is that the layers are level, so when you put them together, you don't have that sliding-off thing happening! I used cottage cheese (blended into smithereens) for the ricotta in the frosting, and we LOVED it like that. Excellent taste--really nice change from the usual loaded-with-cream-cheese-frostings. All the flavor without all the calories! My only "problem" with the cake is the way the recipe is organized. I'd prefer the Icing Ingredients listed first, since the icing is MADE first. Not a major problem--just a visual thing with moi! This recipe is definitely going into my KEEPER file. We're all chocolate fiends here, and this one is LOADED! Thanks for a GREAT recipe!