20 April 2009

Italian Love Cake

Hubs made fun of the name, but he still ate the heck out of this cake. So there. It has a rather heavy texture (the ricotta bakes into the cake portion, which is the reason for this) but that light top layer of cream and pudding evens things out nicely. It tastes a bit like tiramisu, if you're into that sort of thing. Pretty good stuff, and a heck of a lot easier than dipping all those ladyfingers in espresso and laying them out...

Italian Love Cake
(from the lovely Leslie)

1 box marble cake mix
1 large container (~2 lb.) ricotta cheese
1 tsp. vanilla
3/4 c. sugar
4 eggs
1 pkg. instant chocolate pudding
1 c. milk
1 container Cool Whip

Prepare marble cake mix according to directions, and pour into a (greased and floured) 9X13 pan.

Mix eggs, cheese, sugar, vanilla and pour over cake mix. Bake 1 hour at 350 F. Cool cake-completely!

Mix pudding mix with 1 cup milk. Beat 3 minutes. Add Cool Whip and spread over cake. Refrigerate cake.

Leslie's note: "I normally make this the day before so its completely set up and cold. "


Moderate Sherri said...

Momma Mia! This looks delicioso!

Jaime and Jen DISH said...

Oh my gosh, that's it, that is all you need to make THAT?? That is amazingly awesome! I am going to make this for our vacation at the end of the week.




Snooky doodle said...

I fell in love with this cake! Is it that the reason it s called love cake ? :)

Elyse said...

Wow, this cake does look like a whole lot of love. And, boy, would I love to be eating it right now. Funny name or not, the cake looks totally delicious, and I seriously wish I could have a slice!

Sarah said...

I think the name is cute! And an easier way to enjoy the goodness that is tiramisu (even if it's not quite the same)?? I'm very into that.

Laura said...

What an interesting dessert!

Mermaid Sews said...

Wow, that looks pretty simple to put together, but gorgeous, so cool.

Katrina said...

Looks so good and seems to simple!

Susan from Food Blogga said...

I can understand the name. You take one look at it and you fall in love.

Sadie said...

I made this for a family get together and got rave reviews! It was so yummy. I didn't have a marble cake mix so I made my own, but it still turned out great.
I'm a big fan of your site. Thanks for the great recipes.

Abby said...

Wow! I love that ingredient list. And it's so pretty.

Nemmie said...

Thanks ladies for all the comments! Hope you enjoy the cake :)

I'm back, finally, Blogger is a worthless program, had to re-write and add posts b/c C&P does not seem to work any more (not from the 3 different computers I tried, or from multiple different programs including Notepad...). Yay!

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Donna D said...

I want to make this cake for my sons birthday party. Will this cake hold together if I flip it out of the pan once its completly cooled and set?