This is a delicious love cake from ̾i̾t̾a̾l̾y, as the name suggests. You don’t need to waste much time on this cake since the main ingreďïệnt is quantified chocolate cake; simply follow the directions. The combination of sweet chocolate, rich cream cheese, and pudding makes the cake more delicious and seductive than ever. This is also why the cake is called “heart”; people compare it to the sweetness of love, which can make someone fall in love. This cake is ideal for surprising your loved one or family members. Let’s quickly write down the recipe so we can make this delicious cake right away!
15.25 oz chocolate cake mix, plus ingreďïệnts called for on the package (my cake mix package required 1.25 cups water, ½ cup oil, and 3 eggs)
For the Filling:
¾ cup sugar
1 tsp. pure vanilla extract
2 lbs ricotta cheese
For the Frosting:
1 (3.9 oz) package instant chocolate pudding mix
1 cup cold milk
16 oz. frozen whipped topping
Prepare the Cake Batter:
Step 1: Preheat the oven to 350°F. Line a 9 x 13-inch baking pan with parchment paper and butter or spray with a thin layer of oil to prevent sticking.
Step 2: Place the cake in a large mixing bowl and combine it according to the package directions. Pour the batter into the baking tray and spread it out uniformly (do not bake yet).
Prepare the Filling:
Step 1: In a mixing bowl, combine the ricotta cheese and sugar, then beat with an electric mixer until the two ingreďïệnts are mixed. Add the eggs and vanilla extract to the mixing bowl, one at a time, and continue to beat until the mixture is moist, smooth, and light in color.
Step 2: Pour the cheese mixture on top of the dough and spread it evenly.
Step 3: Put the cake in the preheated oven and bake for 1 hour. Once the cake is done, take it out of the oven and let it cool.
Prepare the Frosting:
Step 1: In a mixing bowl, combine the pudding and milk and whisk with an electric mixer until well combined and a slightly thick mixture forms (about 12 minutes) for frosting, whisking the pudding and milk mixture until combined and slightly thickened (about 1-2 minutes).
Step 2: Spread the cooled cake with the frosting. Refrigerate the cake for at least 6 hours before serving.
This cake tastes best after it has been refrigerated for one night. If you have leftovers after eating, keep the cake in the refrigerator to prevent the topping from melting.
You should make this cake at least 1-2 days ahead of time to allow it to cool and heal before serving.
Check the package of cake mix to see what ingreďïệnts are needed to make the dough. Different labels necessitate a different set of ingreďïệnts.
To improve the flavor of the cake, you can add vanilla, lemon, or strawberry extract.