Recipe for Chocolate Sicilian Love Cake.
My husband had come home from work one day and said someone had brought in this delicious chocolate cake with some kind of cheese filling. Since our anniversary was coming up I thought I’d find the recipe and surprise him with his own cake. I found a recipe on FOOD Network that came pretty close and let me tell you it is so good! Everyone in the family enjoyed it so I think it was a hit.
Here are the ingredients:
1 box chocolate cake mix, plus the ingredients called for in the directions.
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
(I found the Mascapone cheese at Price Chopper in the specialty cheeses not in the dairy section)
10 ounces mascarpone (1 1/4 cups)
1 cup whole milk
One 3.9-ounce box instant chocolate pudding mix
1 tablespoon sugar
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.