Love Cake

Total Time:
3 hr 35 min
Prep:
35 min
Inactive:
2 hr
Cook:
1 hr

Yield:
15 servings
Level:
Easy

Ingredients
  • For cake:
  • Vegetable spray, for greasing baking pan
  • All-purpose flour, for dusting baking pan
  • 8 large eggs
  • 1/3 cup vegetable oil
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 1 1/4 cups water
  • 1 package fudge marble cake mix (or plain vanilla)
  • 1/2 cup cocoa powder
  • 2 pounds whole milk ricotta cheese
  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup chocolate chips
  • For frosting:
  • 1 package instant chocolate pudding
  • 1 1/4 cups cold whole milk
  • 4 cups prepared whipped cream
Directions
  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.

  • Grease the bottom and sides of a 13 by 9 by 2-inch baking pan with vegetable spray. Dust all over with flour, shaking out excess. Set aside.

  • In a large mixing bowl, add 4 eggs, vegetable oil, 1 teaspoon vanilla extract, water and cake mix. Reserve the fudge package for another use. Using an electric mixer with whisk attachment, whisk until well combined, about 3 minutes.

  • Into another mixing bowl, add ricotta cheese, 4 eggs, 1 tablespoon vanilla extract and 3/4 cup of granulated sugar. Add chocolate chips. Whisk until well combined, about 2 minutes.

  • Pour 2/3 cup of the cake batter into the pan. Add cocoa powder to the remaining batter and pour over the batter in the pan. Gently swirl in the cocoa batter creating a marble look. Pour the ricotta mixture over the batter and place the pan on middle rack in the oven. Bake for 1 hour. Check for doneness by inserting a toothpick into the center of the cake. If it comes out clean, the cake is cooked.

  • Remove cake from oven and set aside to completely cool.

  • To make the frosting, in a large bowl, add package of chocolate pudding and cold milk. Using an electric mixer, whisk until thick and glossy, about 1 minute. Gently fold in prepared whipped cream until well combined.

  • When cake is completely cool, carefully transfer it to a decorative serving platter. Spread frosting evenly over the top of the cake and serve.

  • Store leftovers in the refrigerator.

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