Italian Dear Cake

Here's the thing, I bring 15 boxes of yellowish cake mix inwards my cupboard. Don't inquire why or transcend sentence I merely do. I needed to practise something amongst them therefore had been on the hunt for novel together with fun ways to utilisation cake mix. What a calling right?

I constitute this recipe printed on a slice of paper...no master copy origin.

The elevate hooked me therefore I had to brand it...thank yous to whomever came upwards amongst it.

This cake was uncomplicated to gear upwards together with really delicious. The bottom is a generous layer of sweetened ricotta cheese giving it a sponge-like texture. You bring to dear a expert sponge-cake to dear this recipe. I acknowledge I do.

The cinnamon-sugar topping together with the moist cake inwards the middle are merely to a greater extent than bonus features this cake has to offer.

This makes a large cake, therefore serve it to a crowd.  With about espresso of course.

Let's brand it...


  • Cake:
  • 1 packet cake mix (yellow or lemon)
  • 1/3 loving cup vegetable oil
  • 11 large eggs, divided
  • 3 lbs whole milk ricotta cheese, drained
  • 3/4 loving cup granulated sugar
  • 1 Tablespoon pure vanilla extract (not imitation)
  • water
  • Limoncello, Frangelico or Anisette (optional)
  • Topping:
  • 1 loving cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 loving cup granulated sugar
  • 1/4 loving cup packed nighttime chocolate-brown sugar
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons the world cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon tabular array salt
  • 6 Tablespoons unsalted butter, cutting into 1/2" squares, chilled


  1. You volition commencement bespeak to drain your ricotta cheese past times wrapping it inwards a double layer of cheesecloth. Place it inwards a colander together with weigh it downward amongst iv or v heavy cans from your pantry. Drain over a bowl inwards the fridge for an hour.
  2. Prepare your cake mix according to instructions on the box. This volition close probable include 3 eggs, 1/3 vegetable stone oil together with 1-1/4 cups water. You tin supervene upon a 1/4 loving cup of the H2O amongst a 1/4 loving cup Limoncello (as I did), Frangelico or Anisette. This is optional. Just utilisation all H2O if yous don't desire to add together liqueur. Set aside.
  3. In a large bowl amongst a mixer on medium speed, trounce until smoothen together with fluffy, 8 large eggs, drained ricotta cheese, granulated carbohydrate together with vanilla extract.
  4. Grease together with flour a 10 x 15 drinking glass pan (I used Baker's Joy). Pour the prepared cake mix into the pan together with spread evenly. Carefully pour the ricotta mixture over the cake mix. DO NOT BLEND THE TWO BATTERS TOGETHER. Very, carefully smoothen the ricotta mixture out.
  5. Place inwards a 350 aeroplane F oven for 1 hr together with 10 minutes or until a toothpick inserted inwards the middle comes out clean.
  6. While the cake is cooling brand the topping.
  7. In a nutrient processor blend flour, granulated sugar, nighttime chocolate-brown sugar, the world cinnamon together with salt. Pour the mixture into a bowl together with amongst a pastry cutter, cutting inwards butter until the mixture looks similar moisture sand.
  8. Let the cake cool for 1/2 an hr together with then sprinkle cinnamon-sugar crumbles over the cake.
  9. Serve amongst about gelato or espresso together with enjoy!

Thanks done portion recipes to : https://noblepig.com/2009/02/spreading-the-love/

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