Italian Love Cake

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Italian Love Cake is a delicious make-ahead cake, similar to cheesecake but includes three layers: chocolate cake, ricotta and a whipped topping frosting.



  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Spray a 9×13 baking dish with cooking spray.
  2. Combine cake mix and ingredients on the box to prepare cake batter.
  3. Pour batter into the prepared pan.
  4. Add ricotta cheese, eggs, sugar and vanilla to a bowl. Whisk to combine.
  5. Pour on top of the chocolate cake batter.
  6. Transfer baking dish to the oven and bake for 1 hour.
  7. Cool on the counter for 1 hour, then cool in the refrigerator for 1 more hour.
  8. Prepare the topping by whisking the pudding and milk together, then folding in the whipped topping until fully combined.
  9. Spread over the top of the cake and decorate with sprinkles if desired.
  10. Refrigerate for at least 4 hours, but preferably overnight before slicing and serving.

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