So, natch, to the internet. I like the presentation of the three layers, Blair. I made this for my bf for Valentine's Day, and I'm pretty sure he fell in love with me more that day. Thanks for your kind note, Michelle! I am familiar with the savory ricotta in lasagna, but thinking that it takes on more of a cheesecake like flavor with that many eggs and sugar mixed in. Bake until a wooden pick inserted in the center of the cake comes out clean and the strawberry layer has risen to the top, 50 to 60 minutes. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F and spray a 9x13 inch pan with nonstick spray. Hi, Angi! That's great! It was easy. Beat the ricotta and 4 ounces of the mascarpone with an electric mixer at medium-low speed until smooth. Success! Beat the ricotta and 4 ounces of the mascarpone with an electric mixer at medium-low speed until smooth. I used a sheet of parchment paper on the bottom of the pan to make removing it easier and greased the sides only with a tiny bit of canola oil on a paper towel. A very popular cake in Sri Lanka, Love Cake is made for special occasions such as birthdays and anniversaries. Glad that you enjoyed it! Not sure if your oven was accidentally at a higher temp this time, or if you placed it on a different rack than usual? in your recipe you never say to remove the cake when done out of the baking pan do you leave it in the pan and then frost? Required fields are marked *. That's my best guess. This is the 2nd time I made it but this time my layers didn’t switch during baking.? SEE RECIPE BELOWSri Lankan Love Cake (Soft center) Super Easy This is the perfect Love Cake recipe by Charmain Solomon and you can never fail to impress. Grandma always knows best! I made it for a family Valentine’s Day dinner and received a four-heart review. Your suggestions sound perfect -- both the lemon extract in the ricotta and the lemon pudding in the frosting. Making it again for his birthday. . Cover and refrigerate at least 6 hours before serving. This really is a breeze to hip up. There should be plenty. Will it still taste fresh after a day of sitting in the fridge? Hi, Kalina! wow, i am so in love with this layering! The cake mix was a bit beyond its expiration date, but otherwise everything seemed like I followed all the directions. I guess this will be my little secret. Hmmm...that's so strange! I remember my grandmother making this cake. Beat butter and both sugars with an electric beater until incorporated. Pour batter into the prepared pan. I have not personally tried it that way, and I'm not sure if any of the readers have. I frosted liberally, and had a bit left over. Hiw to cover cake with foul for transport Can you use fresh heavy cream instead of cool whip? . I don't think so. It's definitely more like a dense layer of cheesecake filling. Fold the pudding together with the whipped topping and you'll have a fluffy, chocolatey frosting to finish off the cake! I have no idea! It is a recipe which has its roots in colonial times, when, first the Portuguese and then the Dutch colonized Ceylon ( as it was then called) The standard and traditional recipe for love cake uses an almost equal amount of butter, sugar and cashews and plenty of eggs, as well as a good amount of candied fruits, essences, spices and honey. hahahaha. I love that!!! I first had Italian love cake at a little cafe in a small town. Cover with saran wrap or foul ! Hi, Nancy! Ricotta is often used in desserts like cheesecake or even tiramisu, so you can be sure that it will be amazing. I follow the recipe exactly and it turned out beautifully but the only thing is I had to bake my much longer then an hour. In a standing mixer with paddle attachment, cream butter, oil, eggs, and sugar until light and … Thank you! I'm sure it will taste as yummy as it looks.....thank u for this great recipe. The Cool Whip is slightly sweet, though, so you may want to add some sweetener to your homemade whipped cream. . I made this cake last night and served it the next day at dinner time, it was delicious and my husband and guest also loved it. 3. I can't find instant pudding. I can't take much credit for the baking on this one -- it's all Kristin (and her kids)! Yes, I think that would work fine. , Am trying this recipe today. Let stand until thickened, about 5 minutes; spread the frosting over the cooled cake. The cashew gives it a delicious taste and unexpected melting texture. This Chocolate Italian Love Cake starts with a boxed cake mix for an easy dessert recipe that only looks fancy! . Enjoy!! Hi, Holly! A friend made this cake an it is totally yummy, so I had to make it for my family. That's not a problem that I've ever run into. Can I use two cups of reddi whip instead of the Cool whip? Poured into cake pan. You'll need a box of chocolate cake mix, as well as the rest of the ingredients called for on the package. I'm glad that you enjoyed it, and thanks for the tip about baking it longer in your oven. Bake until a skewer inserted into the center of the cake comes out clean and the spice cake layer … Prepare the cake mix according to the package directions; pour into the prepared baking pan, and set aside. In another bowl, using the hand mixer, beat together the ricotta cheese, eggs, sugar, and vanilla until … Love this cake. Thank You!! cake few inches apart! I haven't tested it myself, so I can't say for sure. You want it to be firm (kind of like a cheesecake). Thanks, Gayle!! Don’t worry, this is the nature of this kind of cake. . I haven't actually tried freezing this cake, but I do believe that it should keep fine in the freezer. I had never even heard of Italian Love Cake until my Italian girlfriend talked about it and how her mom always made it for her. I feel like it's going to all sink into each other. Carefully pour the cheese mixture evenly over the top of the cake batter. Thanks for the awesome recipe! Thanks, Charles! Spread to cover cake as best you can (the layers will switch during baking). Ok. Now, imagine a guy with a body like Vin Diesel and a face like Rodney Dangerfield. If you have leftovers, you will need to keep the cake refrigerated (or the topping will "melt"). Now iw ant to try the lemon version that will be next!! . No frosting on cover! Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Yes, the icing goes on before chilling. She knew that we would probably love it as much as her crew, and she was right! I've never done that, so I'm not sure how it would turn out. I want to try that, too! The key is to let it cool completely then frost. I have made this awesome dessert for my church potluck, bible study group, and Prison Ministry group. The 4 eggs are to be mixed with the ricotta. Meanwhile, beat the pudding mix and the remaining 12 ounces mascarpone with an electric mixer at medium speed until smooth; gradually add the milk, beating until smooth. I rarely bake so I don't know what I've done lol. And here we are at this recipe. What kind of flavor does the ricotta have in this cake? Thanks, Hi, Jennifer! Did it work out okay, or did you have overflow? Set that aside. 5. The coffee dusting and kahlua probably made it taste like a tiramisu cake! It was updated in January, 2019. It will be runny. They kept asking, "Did you make this!?" Orange Loaf Cake / Low Calorie Orange Loaf Cake With Olive Oil Spicy Treats corn starch, egg, sugar, yogurt, salt, all purpose flour, baking soda and 4 more Get these exclusive recipes with a subscription to Yummly Pro . I would be concerned that the texture would be different with the cream cheese (and that it might get runny in the oven), but again -- I haven't tested it that way to know for sure. Prepare the cake mix according to the package directions; pour into the prepared baking pan, and set aside. The cool whip topping really helps balance out the cake. This sounds and looks delicious! Thank you for this big hit.. Just enough to scratch that itch without causing me trouble. I hope you love it! too... sprayed pan and everything. I think it will probably be fine, but I haven't experienced that problem, so I can't say for sure. Please try again. If you have leftovers, you will need to, « Sheet Pan Dinner: Maple-Glazed Salmon with Sweet Potatoes. A crust forms early on, but as the inside of the cake continues to cook and rise, this crack crusts. It was delicious but next time I will put more sugar in the ricotta layer. I would think lemon flavor in the cheese layer would be great. The center seemed a tad jiggly, but solidified once it sat for about 10 minutes. From there, I branched out. We absolutely love this cake. We’re having a day late Father’s Day dinner and this is what’s for dessert! Add the eggs, 1 at a time, beating just until combined after each addition. Pour batter into 9 x 13 x 2 inch greased baking dish. Did my cheese mic sink through into the choc cake mix? OMG!!!!!! . Add the sugar and vanilla, and beat until smooth. I let it sit in the fridge while the cake was baking so that it had time to set as well. Just make sure that it's wrapped tightly to prevent freezer burn, and enjoy the cake within 1-2 months. . I can see the layers flip flopped but my center is still moving (I shook the pan a touch to see how it was fairing. Help! Preheat the oven to 350°F. Prepare cake mix as directed on box. I actually think it gets better after a day or so of sitting in the fridge! Will regular pudding mix work? Prepare the cake batter according to package instructions, and pour it into a 9 x 13-inch baking dish. Oh I did crush some instant coffee to pure powder form and lightly dusted the cake one hour before serving (I put the cake back in the fridge for final hour). I went to make the cake again for my wife's family but I didn't have chocolate mixing. It is currently in the oven, but the 9x13 pan seemed quite full, I'm worried it may overflow if it rises too much. Hi, Fatema! Still tasted good, but the ricotta filling got a little faded between the chocolate cake and the chocolate icing. As I pored on top of the chocolate layer it started to sink in a little. Beat in vanilla. You've just created a delicious new recipe! Love it! It turned out so DELICIOUS!! For the lemon version, I'm wondering about lemon extract instead of vanilla in the ricotta layer and/or lemon pudding in the frosting layer. I don't think so...although I haven't actually tried that substitution. I'm so glad to hear that it was a success! He had been talking about his uncle making this amazing Italian Love Cake, and I decided to look for a recipe. You amaze me! Baking is so finicky -- the best way to know is to really just give it a try. I'm curious. Hi, Millie! My ricotta was very dry, it that why?? Thank you for this recipe I plan on making it again and with different flavors. I have never had a dessert with Ricotta Cheese in it so im skeptical but willing to try it out since it looks Amazing! Your changes sound amazing! Waa hoo!! I have a question. First, a little request. If you use one smaller round pan, then you will just need to cut the ingredients in half because you will have twice as much batter, filling, etc. I made sure everything was room temp. Hi, Carina! Would I be able to bake this in a round springform pan? But to each their own! And watch videos demonstrating recipe prep and cooking techniques. I guess I just put all the in-laws on calorie reduction! I'm so glad that you love the cake! This cake tastes best after it has been refrigerated overnight. The best o all worlds! It will be fine -- even if a little bit of the frosting gets on the foil. Has anyone tried making this on a cookie sheet...like a sheet cake? . Next, it's time for the ricotta layer! I just cut into it, Not runny at all Thanks! Carefully fold the whipped topping into the pudding until combined. Waiting for cake to cool so I can frost it......PATIENCE...LOL I followed it pretty* spot on as far as all measurements go. As for the topping, I ended up using TWO boxes of instant chocolate pudding and folding in a big tub of cool whip. It's awesome. Your thoughts? I have no idea if the cream cheese would switch layers like the ricotta, or not. Hey, Kelly! Made it for company. Then followed your directions to a tee. The edges will look overdone. 1 (16.5-ounce) package strawberry cake mix1 (32-ounce) container part-skim ricotta cheese2 (8-ounce) containers mascarpone cheese4 large eggs3/4 cup granulated sugar1 teaspoon vanilla extract1 (3.4-ounce) package strawberry crème instant pudding mix1 cup whole milk, © 2019 Wolfiesmom LLC, All Rights Reserved. Good question! Just lemon cake doesn't sound too lemony. Here is hoping for the best (I well let you know). Grease a 22cm cake tin (one with a removable base) and line it with baking parchment. I'm so glad that you enjoyed it, JoAnne! With chocolate, sweet ricotta and a whipped pudding topping, the layered Italian cake is … Still bit of sweet for us trying to reduce measure of sugar. Does that change anything? Set aside. It was definitely delicious (and gone quickly)! I'm not a big fan of Cool whip. It would be more dense and heavy. Thanks so much, Chrissa! Not overly sweet. It did not overflow but I did have to cook it for 25 min longer. A delicious blend of fruit and spices. I hope you get to try it!! I made this cake over Valentine's Day. Thanks this recipe is very versatile to make with flavors. We love it too! I honestly don't know -- I haven't had that issue when baking the cake, so I'm not sure what went wrong. Swirl for marble effect. Notify me of followup comments via e-mail. Grease and flour a 13 x 9-inch baking pan. I've never tried it, so I'm not sure how long you would need to bake the jumbo cupcakes. © 2017–2020 The Seasoned Mom     About     Privacy. Semolina grains softened in butter, and chopped cashews add a little texture. I promise, though -- you don't really need an excuse to enjoy this delicious Italian Love Cake recipe! Then substituted the sugar in the ricotta layer with Stevie. He said my cake tastes even better than his uncle's, lol. I haven't ever had a problem with runny frosting, so as long as you used the instant pudding mix and prepared it as instructed, you should be totally fine. You could substitute regular cream cheese in a pinch. I baked it for 1 1/2 hrs. After 1 hour in a 350 degree F oven, the layers will "switch" and the chocolate will be on top! Fingers are crossed. https://www.today.com/recipes/valerie-bertinelli-s-sicilian-love-cake-t65121 It will definitely lend a different texture, since cream cheese and ricotta are two different textures themselves. You'll need a giant tub (2 lbs.) I made it in a pyrex dish, and the cake baked fine in an hour, but it did not flip with the ricotta mixture. Prepare the cake according to the directions on the box and pour it into the prepared pan. I'm anxious to try it. Thanks, Lynn! I'm seriously drooling over this. I let it sit for a good six hours and it was perfect. I wanted to try this recipe so bad, but I am diabetic. , That's awesome, Lanette! . My layers didn't turn out so "layered" there was chocolate cake on the bottom and on the top with the ricotta in middle ? According to some experts, cakes crack when the oven temperature is too high (or, similarly, when the pan is placed on an incorrect rack). 1 (16.5-ounce) package strawberry cake mix, 1 (32-ounce) container part-skim ricotta cheese, 1 (3.4-ounce) package strawberry crème instant pudding mix. Cool completely, about 30 minutes. Let me explain. Do you think it will still come out tasting okay if the ricotta layer was not fluffy? I always turned to the food section, and that February, I found a recipe for a Sicilian Chocolate Love Cake. Spoon it on top of your cake batter. HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO ME TODAY! Mine didn’t flip either? https://www.epicurious.com/recipes/food/views/Persian-Love-Cake-232273 Hi, Laura! Add the sugar and vanilla, and beat until smooth. I’d say a cup of sugar free pudding is sweeter than this cake. Only change I made....found out at last moment I did not have any chocolate pudding. Please let me know if you give it a try. Thanks for your feedback! 4. This is one awesome dessert. I want to try it but I'm not sure if it will have the same effect and "switch" layers during baking. I would guess that the total baking time might be slightly less, so start checking the big cupcakes after about 40 minutes. For the cake part, you can do either the clean toothpick test or the bounce back to touch test. Once the cake is completely cool, prepare the topping. Hi, Ashley! Do you know what might have caused this? Enjoy. Pre-heat the oven to 160°C/Gas 3. If so would I still bake them for a hour? After researching recipes, this one looked yummy and easy so I decided to go for it. Blend cake mix, water, 3 eggs, and oil together in a large bowl using an electric mixer until smooth. That's a lot of cheese and eggs ! Want to make it for Easter and would like to use cream cheese instead of ricotta. as will fit in the pan. The ricotta DID, for the most part, sink to the bottom, but I also helped it by tapping my pans mid way through baking. I just made this cake tonight! I did the coffee dust that way so it would marry with the topping a bit and not be give a bitter in your face aftertaste. This cake was very easy to make. 1. Get the latest updates, and recipes in your mailbox! Spread evenly to cover as much as possible. Yep! https://www.food.com/recipe/italian-love-cake-super-easy-42064 Would definitely make the sugar free version again.. Cora, I'm so glad that you found a way to make it work for your particular diet. Add eggs, beat until smooth. In a large mixing bowl, add 4 eggs, vegetable oil, 1 teaspoon vanilla extract, water and cake mix. I followed this to a ‘T’ and usually it flips! I made my favorite flavor, lemon, then on to butterscotch, and then one summer I tried strawberry, and that was the winner. I'm so glad that you enjoyed it, Stephanny! Inspired by local traditions and seasonal fare, you'll find plenty of easy, comforting recipes that bring your family together around the table. That's awesome!!! Other than swapping out real sugar for stevia, I followed all instructions to the letter, but my chocolate and ricotta layers did not flip. If you're worried about whether the cheese filling in the center has cooked, I would try the toothpick test as well, or just give it a little bit of a shake or touch. . Well, there is no turning back and it is my dessert for tomorrow's Christmas gathering. Since the recipe uses a 9 x 13-inch pan, you would need a round pan that is equivalent in size. I remember this cake from my grandmother. It wasn't sweet enough. Directions. I allowed the cakes to cool in their pans for 1 hour before frosting. Hi I have made this cake many times and love it. . Just wanted to know if I need to warm up the milk into the pudding before adding the cool whip. However I just made it this morning and it had huge cracks on top some pretty deep. It’s chocolate oh, but not over powering (mine is mixed though), and the topping is nice and light. Follow The Seasoned Mom on Instagram and show us what you're making! . It might take a bit longer, depending on your oven and the type of pan that you use. It's down-home, country-style cooking! If that isn’t enough of an endorsement, I will simply say I love Italian Love Cake. You're right -- the ricotta layer isn't very sweet, so more sugar would be a great addition if you prefer a sweeter filling! In fact, the boys and I whipped up this treat on a recent snow day -- because baking seemed like a cozy thing to do while we were all housebound. It was the same consistency as the cake batter. No holiday, no birthday, just a fun way to spend time together in the kitchen! Bounch back to touch or clean toothpick in the center? Wow this cake is just stunning! And I fell in love! Hi, Marisa! I would just loosely tent it with foil and transport it in the baking dish. Pinning this and making it for the next get together I have! I'm so glad that it worked well for you and that you enjoyed the cake. , Hi! Once I ice it , it will be huge I’m not sure not to take it to a potluck without messing up the frosting. Enjoy! . Everyone loved it. I’m baking it now and it’s at the top of my pan. It's like magic! Maybe coconut in the top ...Yummm. How did you transport this cake? I would be lying if I said I didn't have a small slice this morning with my coffee. Chocolate vs white vs whatever, doesn’t seem to make much of a difference. Overall, this was a super easy recipe with a great turn out. Learn how your comment data is processed. The Cool Whip would melt and deflate if it got too warm, so I wouldn't try that. , I'm worried lol. Ricotta has a different texture than cottage cheese (much thicker and firmer), so I would worry that the inside of the cake wouldn't set if you use cottage cheese instead. Meanwhile, beat the pudding mix and the remaining 12 ounces mascarpone with an electric mixer at medium speed until smooth; gradually add the milk, beating until smooth. I've mixed my cake mix up. Irish Coffee with Lemon Vanilla Whipped Cream. Originally published January 17, 2019 by Blair. 1 cake box in a 13x9 pan should only fill ill MAYBE half way. Hi, Sabrina! . I still liked, my wife didn't. Oh, I have no idea! For something sweet that isn’t sickeningly sweet this is perfect. I had devils food cake on hand and it turned out AMAZING! HELP!!! Cream cheese has a different texture than the ricotta, so I'm not sure how that layer of the cake would turn out. Not sure what happened this time? I made this for the first time the other day for our Sunday Dinner. Step 5 Make the icing Wisk the confectioners’ sugar, lemon juice and 2 teaspoons of cold water until … I'd like to receive the free email course. Yes! Did yours taste ok? Oh..my..lanta! , Has anyone tried this with cream cheese? There was an error submitting your subscription. . When adding the whipped topping into the pudding, be sure to. Hi, Joan! Pour the cake batter into the prepared baking dish. Set aside. But again -- I haven't actually tried it to know for sure. I'm in the moment of smelling the delicious aroma and reading through the comments and it hits me that I forgot the 3/4 cup sugar in the ricotta mix!!! I hope your family loves it! Glass or ceramic pans will not necessary bake the cake as quickly as a metal nonstick pan, so that could have something to do with it. This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. In a large bowl, mix together cake batter according to package instructions. Can you substitute cream cheese in place of the ricotta? I don't know the full history of Italian Love Cake, but from what I've read, this special treat is called "Love Cake" because it was traditionally served at weddings. Today is my first time attempting to make it myself, using this recipe. Set aside (do NOT bake yet). Spread frosting on top of cooled cake. … That's wonderful, MariAnn! , I tried first and it was a HIT!, then 2nd time again another HIT! And vanilla sounded a bit plain for a birthday, her 38th, so I used 1/4 cup kahlua and 3/4 cup milk with vanilla pudding mix. Instant pudding mix thickens up quickly while it's still cold, as opposed to the regular pudding mix that has to be cooked in order to thicken. Does it maybe take longer than an hour to cook?? I used this mix, which required 1 ¼ cups water, ½ cup oil, and 3 eggs. . Merry Christmas! Hi, Donna! . Allow the cake to chill for at least 6 hours in the refrigerator before slicing and serving. Finally, I always add sprinkles on top, but that step is totally optional! I'm so glad that you enjoy the cake. Hi Blair, At that point I removed the 8” pan, and let the 13x9 continue baking for another 13 minutes. Bake until a wooden pick inserted in the center of the cake comes out clean and the strawberry layer has risen to the top, 50 to 60 minutes. So glad that your bf approves! Highly recommend! Maybe it just needed to be whisked with the milk even more so that the pudding was completely dissolved before folding into the Cool Whip? I am sure I would have to adjust the baking time, and the layer would be thinner, but I am ok with that? So, I’m 10 minutes away from the 1 hot baking time and I’m so nervous! I made the “filling” according to directions which came out perfectly. does the icing need to be on for 6 hours or does it go on before serving ?? Can’t gigure why it didn’t flip. Pinned! . Glad that your daughter loved it, too! Hope you enjoyed the cake! of ricotta, sugar, 4 eggs, and vanilla extract. Hi, JoAnne! Reserve the fudge package for another use. If you’re worried about it, spoon extra ricotta filling onto the corners/edges to slow the cooking. I’m making it right now it still seems uncooked in the center.. Yes, I think that will probably work! No, I haven't tried it with the cream cheese, and I haven't heard from anyone else who has. I think that my oven temp is good. I also baked it in a non-stick metal pan. Let me know how it turns out! But not too much. I did not get a cheesecake taste though. It was Italian themed cuisine, so I wanted to bring n Italian dessert to go with it. Using a hand mixer, beat together ricotta cheese, eggs, sugar, and vanilla until smooth. I will be making this recipe again. Could I half the ricotta cheese portion of the recipe? Maybe you'll discover a new brownie recipe? Just trying to help troubleshoot. Hi, Karen! Hi, Kathryn! Hi, Pepper! Let the cake cool completely, then remove from the pan and transfer to a cake platter. So simple and refreshing. If your cake mix calls for additional eggs on the box, then use whatever the package instructs (in addition to the 4 that get mixed with the cheese). And SO EASY. This cake was easy and perfect and looked EXACTLY like the photo (down to the adorable sprinkles!). Had lemon cake and lemon pudding wal la add tablespoon fresh lemon juice and zest from one lemon. Mine didn’t flip and the cake was so dense and yucky!! Yes! We enjoyed this so much! Any tips? What I do is position toothpicks all over Hope that helps! Hi! Sorry I'm not more helpful! This was easy to follow, and he couldn't get enough of it. What pan do you think is best to bake? The whipped cream wouldn't be sweet like Cool Whip, so you might want to add some sweetener to it as well. Thank you for this recipe, I'm saving it and making it again for sure! Cake needs to be chilled to maintain frosting. Somehow I picked up brownie mix and not choc cake and didn’t notice until it was mixed. Add the eggs, 1 at a time, beating just until combined after each addition. Just made this cake and realized my ricotta wasn’t very fluffy. Spread to fill the pan evenly. But I guess I'm glad it didn't make a mess. as i I were some master chef for ever being able to make such an intricate dessert. The cake is moist, full of flavor, and I think the different layers make it look cool. Let stand until thickened, about 5 minutes; spread the frosting over the cooled cake. I love this cake so much and it's so easy to make! My friend Kristin originally shared this recipe with me, since it's one of her kids' favorite cakes. Hi, can I use regular cream cheese instead of ricotta cheese? Preheat the oven to 350°F. Check your box, though, to make sure that you're using the correct additional ingredients for your particular mix. It's a perfect combination o dense and rich and light and fluffy. I'm a lemon freak. I put a baking sheet on the rack underneath just in case... 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