Sicilian Love Cake

Recipe courtesy of Valerie Bertinelli
Show: Valerie's Home Cooking | Episode: Football Fun and Food
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Total:
2 hr 10 min
Active:
30 min
Yield:
12 servings
Level:
Intermediate

Ingredients

  • 1 box chocolate cake mix, plus the ingredients called for in the directions
  • Canola oil, for preparing the pan 
Mascarpone-Ricotta Filling:
  • 28 ounces ricotta cheese (3 1/2 cups)
  • 4 ounces mascarpone (1/2 cup) 
  • 3 large eggs 
  • 3/4 cup sugar 
  • 1/8 teaspoon kosher salt
Cocoa-Mascarpone Frosting:
  • 10 ounces mascarpone (1 1/4 cups)
  • 1 cup whole milk 
  • One 3.9-ounce box instant chocolate pudding mix 
  • 1 tablespoon sugar 
Sicilian Love Cake

Directions

Preheat the oven according to the cake mix directions. Coat a 9-by-13-inch pan with canola oil. Prepare the cake batter according to the cake mix directions, pour into the prepared pan and set aside.

To make the filling: Combine the ricotta, mascarpone, eggs, sugar and salt in the bowl of a stand mixer and whisk until smooth. Gently pour the filling onto the cake pan of chocolate batter so the top is completely white. Bake until a skewer inserted in the center comes out clean and the chocolate layer has risen to the top, about 40 minutes. Let the cake cool completely.

To make the frosting: Just before serving, blend together the mascarpone, milk, chocolate pudding mix and sugar in the bowl of a stand mixer until smooth. Using an offset spatula, spread the frosting evenly over the cake and serve.