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Italian Love Cake

Italian Love Cake is a delicious make-ahead cake, similar to cheesecake but includes three layers: chocolate cake, ricotta and a whipped topping frosting.
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Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 1 hr
Course Cake
Servings 12 -16


  • 15.25 oz box chocolate cake mix AND ingredients on back of box
  • 32 oz. whole milk ricotta cheese
  • 4 large eggs
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 3.4 oz. box instant chocolate pudding mix
  • 1 cup milk
  • 8 oz. whipped topping thawed
  • sprinkles optional


  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Spray a 9x13 baking dish with cooking spray.
  • Combine cake mix and ingredients on the box to prepare cake batter.
  • Pour batter into the prepared pan.
  • Add ricotta cheese, eggs, sugar and vanilla to a bowl. Whisk to combine.
  • Pour on top of the chocolate cake batter.
  • Transfer baking dish to the oven and bake for 1 hour.
  • Cool on the counter for 1 hour, then cool in the refrigerator for 1 more hour.
  • Prepare the topping by whisking the pudding and milk together, then folding in the whipped topping until fully combined.
  • Spread over the top of the cake and decorate with sprinkles if desired.
  • Refrigerate for at least 4 hours, but preferably overnight before slicing and serving.

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