I love a good cake, and I also love when they look pretty too! I’ve been wanting to make this Chocolate Italian Love Cake for quite awhile so I figured Valentine’s Day would be the perfect time. This cake is really simple to make, but the presentation looks like it took a lot of time and effort. When you start out, you put the cake batter on the bottom of the pan with the cheese layer on top; while it’s baking the layers magically switch! Then you top it off with a rich mousse like frosting and it’s pure heaven…simple, delicious and pretty!
Ingredients are as follows:
1 chocolate fudge cake mix (do not use one with pudding in it) plus the ingredients on the box
32 ounces whole milk ricotta cheese
1 tsp. vanilla
3/4 C sugar
1 pint heavy whipping cream
1 (5.9 ounce) box chocolate instant pudding
Preheat oven to 350 degrees; grease a 9 x 13 inch baking dish.
Make the cake mix according to the package directions.
Pour into prepared baking dish; set aside.
Mix together the ricotta cheese, eggs, vanilla and sugar.
Slowly pour this over top of the cake batter.
You can see the chocolate layer is on the bottom and the white is on top.
Bake for 55-60 minutes. Now the chocolate layer is on top & the white layer is on the bottom. Cover & place in the fridge for a few hours or overnight.
Whip together the heavy whipping cream and pudding mix. It will be thick!
Evenly spread the frosting onto the cake.
Slice, serve and enjoy!