Prep 20 mins
Cook 1 hr 10 mins
I found this recipe a few years back in a cookbook called Cucina Deliziosa Cookbook. It is a very moist cake, but not too sweet!
- 1 duncan hines fudge marble cake mix
- 1 (16 ounce) container ricotta cheese
- 4 eggs
- 1 cup sugar
- 1 tablespoon pure vanilla extract
- 1 tablespoon almond extract
- powdered sugar
- Preheat oven to 350°F.
- Combine all ingredients, except for the cocoa packet and the powdered sugar.
- Beat well.
- In a separate bowl, combine 1 cup of cake batter with cocoa packet.
- Pour remaining yellow batter into a greased and floured Bundt pan.
- Pour cocoa batter on top of yellow cake batter and swirl with a knife to get the "marble" look.
- Bake for 1 hour and 10 minutes or until cake tests done.
- Turn out of pan and cool.
- Sprinkle top with powdered sugar.
I too found this recipe in the Italian Cookbook mentioned. I have made it by mixing the fudge marble packet into the cake mix as well as swirling it. I like it better all together. It tastes like a chocolate cheesecake. Also, I serve it with fresh berries (frozen would work too) and real whipped cream. I also have reduced the sugar by half which has not affected the outcome.
I made this cake for a co-worker's birthday, and it was very good. The texture reminded me of a pound cake - very dense, although not as moist as I expected it would be. I was also surprised that the additional 1 cup of sugar did not make the cake overly sweet, especially starting with a cake mix (which already has sugar in it). I used about 1-1/2 tablespoons of vanilla, and only a 1/2 tablespoon of almond extract. I did not frost the cake, but did dust it with powdered sugar. This would be a very good recipe to use to "spruce up" an otherwise ordinary cake mix for a special occasion -- I would like to try it with different cake mix flavors as well. Thanks for posting! -M =)
What a wonderful cake! So moist and so easy! I made this along with 2 others for a bridal shower, and have had to email the recipe to 5 different guests. I'm planning on making it for a potluck supper soon and I think I'll try orange extract in place of the vanilla. I drizzled a chocolate glaze over the top. Thanks so much for the recipe!