Italian Love Cake

  • Prep Time: 20 mins
  • Total Time: 1 hrs 20 mins
  • Servings: 12
  • About This Recipe

    “A luscious combination marble cake and cheese cake with a creamy chocolate topping. It tastes like a chocolate eclair”

    Ingredients

  • 2lbsricotta cheese
  • 1cupsugar
  • 4eggs
  • 1teaspoonvanilla
  • 1 (3 3/4 ounce) boxes instant chocolate pudding mix
  • 1cupmilk
  • 8ouncesnon-dairy whipped topping, thawed( such as CoolWhip)
  • 1boxfudge marble cake mix
  • Directions

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  • Prepare cake as directed on box and pour into greased and floured 9 x 13 pan.
  • In separate bowl, combine ricotta, sugar, eggs, and vanilla; mix well.
  • Spoon over unbaked cake.
  • Bake cake for 1 hour.
  • Cool.
  • Mix instant pudding with milk; fold in whipped topping.
  • Spread over cake; refrigerate.
  • Reviews

  • “It was very easy to make. It tasted amazing very good cake. I will make again and again”

  • “I made this as part of my contribution to a potluck and our friends absolutely loved it!So delicious.Thanks!”

  • “I couldn’t beleive tthis cake tasted as wonderful as it looked! I grated semi-sweet choclate over the topping after it set for an hour, then served to my friends on Valentines Day! They LOVED it! Thanks!”

  • “I have made this cake twice. It takes 80-90 min to bake, not the 1 hr as stated in recipe. It does not dry out due to longer baking time. Your knife must come out clean for this cake to be done. The longer time I stated is correct as I have baked this in two different ovens and baking time was the same.One was in my gas oven at home, the other was a electric oven while on vacation in my time share condo. Don’t be afraid to bake this, oh sooooooo delicious cake! Enjoy”

  • “Really delicious–so rich and wonderful!Will make it a lot.Pretty quick and easy!Lots of calories and chosterol however.”

  • “Wonderful, easy to make, so good my wife is asking me to make another and the first one isn’t even gone yet!”

  • “Served this recipe to visiting relatives.My son-in-law liked it so much he wanted to take some home with him. I will definitely make this recipe again.Thanks. Jan”

  • “The first time I made this it was awesome!!! The second time it has a bit of a ‘wang’ to it,I put it in a glass pan the first time and a metal pan the second and i believe the ricotta reacted with the metal and that was what the problem was, so only make this in a glass pan. Just a suggestions to be on the safe side. Really awesome cake, not to sweet, gonna make if for an Italian dinner party with the in-laws!! Wish me luck!!!”

  • “DO NOT make cupcakes with these. The filling will sink to the bottom a crumble everywhere. They did taste very good though, with the help of a plate and fork. Next time I’ll try it with lemon cake and vanilla topping.”

  • “To be perfectly honest, it didn’t have any flavor. The recipe sounded great, but mine went to waste”

  • “Even though I’m not a chocolate cake lover (ok, so I’m a little weird), I made this to take to a dinner party.I’m rating this 5 stars because the hostess absolutely LOVED it!She liked it because she said that it wasn’t too sweet.The cake was very easy to make.The only problem I had was that after an hour, when I tested it, the toothpick came out very wet.My oven thermometer registered at slightly under 350 degrees but I figured that it was okay because I was using a glass baking dish.I had to keep it in the oven more than 20 extra minutes.Thank you for the recipe.”

  • “This cake was wonderful!I made it today for a party at work and everyone requested the recipe.I was curious how all that ricotta cheese was going to work out, but it turned out beautiful.The cheese layer sunk to the bottom and formed a delicious creamy layer.The texture reminds me of tiramisu and it cut into squares perfectly.I used some reduced fat ingredients and can probably make it even lighter next time.Thanks for a great recipe!”

  • “Wow!Thought I’d try this recipe and am I glad I did.Out of the several recipies I have tried from this Site, this is by far my favorite.Not onlyis this cake delicious, it looks so great!You don’t have to be a master chef for this cake to turn out perfect!”

  • “Jeannie from Indiana,Your cake was awesome! Easy to make! That was to die for Steve! Thank you, Jeannie Mussatto. 9/21/2003”

  • “Luscious!!I made it with Chocolate Fudge Cake Mix instead of the Marble and melted good quality chocolate chips with butter and drizzeled on top. It was so good!”

  • “I didn’t have any ricotta, so I substituted 2 oz. blocks of cream cheese and used 3 eggs and 1/2 cup sugar. Baked for 50 minutes and came out perfectly. Also, I don’t like the chemical taste of ‘whipped topping’ so I beat a cup of whipping cream with a tbsp of sugar and folded that into the pudding mix/milk mixture. This cake is so much better after spending the night in the fridge. Delicious! Initially, my husband was put off a bit by the texture – whipped cream, cheesecake, and flour cake. But he came around pretty quickly. Nice cake to add into the rotation.”

  • “Made this for a dinner party and was a total hit! I am not a baker, more of a cook, but this was easy and delicious. The only issue was the pudding and cool whip topping, it got a little runny, still yummy though…any suggestions on how to keep or get the topping fluffier would be appreciated.”

  • “Baked this cake 1 1/2 hours and it was barely done. I found the flavor of this cake just ok. The topping on the other hand was rather tasty, almost mousse like. The good thing about this cake is that it is not very sweet.”

  • “Made this cake. It was good if you like alot of ricotta cheese.Guess i was expecting something better.More of a cheese cake fan.”

  • “I thought this was really tasty!:)I made it exactly as stated, and it is oh so moist with every bite!It is also very rich in taste, so I think you could get away with even cutting this into 24 pieces (I cut it into even more than that) and still have it be the perfect ending to a meal.I will be making this a few times a year, I am sure.Thank you for such a wonderfully easy recipe to make, and yummy to boot!”

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