Cakes, Dessert, Recipes

Italian Love Cake

May 10, 2014
Happy weekend, friends! 

Because I love you, and all things Italian, I thought I’d give you this recipe today. 

It’s about time a cake made it on here because who doesn’t love cake? 

And this cake… takes the cake? 


Can we still be friends after that? 

Italian Love Cake - I promise you will LOVE this super chocolatey, moist cake!

Check out those layers! 

A six layer cake has never been easier. 

Italian Love Cake
This rich and moist chocolate cake is impressive and flavorful!
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For the Cake
  1. 1 box of your favorite chocolate cake mix
  2. 2 lbs. ricotta cheese
  3. 4 eggs
  4. ¾ cup sugar
  5. 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
For the Frosting
  1. 2 (5.9 oz.) instant chocolate pudding mix
  2. 2 cups cold milk
  3. 16 oz. cool whip
  4. Semisweet chocolate, chopped
  1. Preheat oven to 350°. Spray two round cake pans with cooking spray and dust with coco.
  2. In a large bowl, mix your chocolate cake mix according to the directions on the box. Set aside.
  3. In a separate large bowl, combine the ricotta cheese, eggs, sugar, and vanilla and mix until smooth. Pour the cake batter into the prepared cake pans. Pour the cheese mixture over the cake batter in each pan and smooth out with a spatula and bake for 1 hour. Remove from the oven and allow to cool completely before frosting.
  4. While the cake is cooling, mix together your frosting ingredients. Whisk together the chocolate pudding mix and the cold milk until combined. Fold into the cool whip until combined. Turn your cakes out of the pans and frost the top of one, and sprinkle some chopped chocolate on top. Place the second cake on top of those layers and frost the top and sides. Top with more chopped chocolate. Cover and refrigerate. The longer it sits, the better so that the flavors can meld together!
Adapted from Chew Nibble Nosh
Adapted from Chew Nibble Nosh
My Mom Taught Me To Play With my food

Italian Love Cake - I promise you will LOVE this super chocolatey, moist cake!

Let them eat cake.

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  • Reply Becca May 13, 2014 at 8:15 am

    I just tried this cake out on Sunday and it was a HUGE success! I brought it to a party and everyone couldn’t get enough of it. We loved the ricotta filling. Creamy and light. Delish!

  • Reply Laura March 10, 2015 at 5:30 pm

    I’m planning to make this soon, but I’m confused about the instructions for 2 (5.9 oz) boxes of instant chocolate pudding. Is that 2 boxes at 5.9 oz a box, making 11.8 oz total, or 2 smaller boxes to talking to 5.9 oz? Thanks for the help, the recipe looks great!

  • Reply Tiffany R December 25, 2017 at 1:28 pm

    I made the Italian love cake in one layer & a spring form pan. I baked it 75 minutes until a piece of dry spaghetti came out clean . My family now thinks I am a master baker!! Thank you for sharing this awesome recipe. I have pictures but you don’t have anywhere for me to upload 😢

    • Reply taythurston January 16, 2018 at 3:29 pm

      TIFFANY! That is amazing! That cake is pretty incredible, isn’t it? Are you on Instagram? Follow me @playzwithfood and tag me in your cake picture! I would LOOOOVE to see it!

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