This Love Cake is a marbled fudge and cheese cake with a creamy chocolate topping. It has all the goodness of a chocolate éclair. Quick and easy to make, Love Cake is perfect for a special occasion without spending all day baking and preparing.
1 box Fudge chocolate cake mix - prepared as directed
2 pounds Ricotta cheese
1 cup Sugar
1 tsp Vanilla
1 box (3 3/4 oz.) Instant chocolate pudding
1 cup Milk
8 oz. Non-dairy whipped topping, thawed
Oven Temp ~ 350°
Baking Time ~ 55 to
Pan Type ~ 9 x 13 cake pan
Prepare cake batter as directed on box and pour into prepared pan.
In separate bowl combine the ricotta cheese, sugar, eggs and vanilla, mix well. Spoon over unbaked cake batter.
Bake the Love Cake at 350 for an hour. Cool the cake for 15 minutes, remove it from the baking pan and place onto a serving platter; cover with plastic wrap and refrigerated over night to set before frosting.
(The bottom of the Love Cake looks a little "wet" from the filling sinking through the cake, it does evaporate while being refrigerating and just leaves the cake moist....not soggy at all!!)
To make the icing, mix instant pudding with milk; fold in the whipped topping.
Spread over Love Cake, decorate with cherries and candy sprinkles; refrigerate the finished cake
until ready to serve.
This Love Cake is very different and delicious! You can make it "light" by using fat-free ricotta cheese, Lite Cool Whip and skim milk. The ricotta filling sinks to the middle of the cake as it bakes and gives it a "layered" look. The frosting is light and delicious like chocolate mousse. Shaved dark chocolate and white chocolate adds a little flair to your finished Love Cake.
Did you say you're on a diet?
No desserts for 20 years?
Do you pass the cake and candy sections
With some heartfelt sighs and tears?
Go ahead !! Bake those gooey
Sticky sweet forbidden things.
But first put on your jogging outfit.
Your tennis shoes and exercise fling.
Run in place while stirring;
Time your cakes with jumping jacks.
Ten deep knee bends between ingredients.
Use that kitchen for a workout track.
And when you're out of breath and panting.
Pot holders around your prize.
Jog to the nearest 90 pound neighbor
And leave her your 1000 calorie surprise!