Italian Love Cake
Photos: Mary Ann Ross, The PartyWorks.com
A combination marble cake and cheese cake with a creamy chocolate topping. It tastes like a chocolate éclair.
1 box fudge chocolate cake mix
2 pounds ricotta cheese
1 cup sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 box (3 3/4 oz.) instant chocolate pudding
1 cup milk
8 ounces non-dairy whipped topping, thawed
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Prepare cake as directed on box and pour into greased and floured 9 x 13 pan.
In separate bowl, combine ricotta, sugar, eggs, and vanilla; mix well. Spoon over unbaked cake. Bake cake for 1 hour. Cool.
Mix instant pudding with milk; fold in whipped topping. Spread over cake, decorate with cherries and candy sprinkles; refrigerate.
Yield: 12 servings.