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Sicilian Love Cake

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Here's a perfect not-to-sweet treat! This Sicilian Love Cake recipe is perfect for those who are not fans of overly sweet desserts.

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Ingredients

  • MASCARPONE RICOTTA FILLING:
  • 1 box chocolate cake mix, plus the ingredients called for in the directions
  • Canola oil, for preparing the pan
  • 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

Details

Servings 12
Preparation time 20mins
Cooking time 60mins

Preparation

Step 1

Preheat the oven according to the cake mix directions.

Coat a 9x13 inch pan with canola oil.

Prepare the cake batter according to the cake mix directions, pour into the prepared pan and set aside.

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.

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.

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