Italian Love Cake (Super Easy :)
- Ready In:
- 1hr 20mins
- 1 (18 1/4 ounce) box devil's food cake mix or (18 1/4 ounce) box chocolate cake mix
- 1 1⁄3 cups water (or as called for by your cake mix directions)
- 1⁄2 cup vegetable oil (or as called for by your cake mix directions)
- 3 large eggs (or as called for by your cake mix directions)
- 2 lbs ricotta cheese
- 3 eggs
- 2 teaspoons vanilla
- 3⁄4 cup sugar
- 1 (3 1/2 ounce) package instant chocolate pudding mix
- 1 cup milk
- 1 (8 ounce) container Cool Whip, defrosted
- Preheat over to 350 degrees.
- Prepare cake mix as directed on package with water, oil and eggs.
- Pour batter into a greased and floured 9 x 13 inch pan.
- Blend together Ricotta, eggs, vanilla and sugar until smooth.
- Pour evenly over chocolate batter.
- Bake for 1 hour.
- Cool cake completely, but leave in pan.
- Blend together pudding and milk (this will get very thick) and then fold in Cool Whip.
- Spread on top of cake and chill before serving.
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WOW!!! My two non- cake loving daughters(can you imagine?) couldn't keep their hands out of this, and declared it a keeper. The cheese somehow takes away some of the sweetness of this cake. Is it a cheesecake? A mousse? A cake? A delicious combo of all three. And easy to make-that's a great recipe! BTW- not a fan of Cool Whip, so used a 1/2 pint of whipping cream, whipped, instead. Otherwise, followed the recipe exactly.
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