Red Velvet Italian Love Cake

Red Velvet Italian Love Cake – You are going to LOVE this cake! Layers of red velvet cake, cheesecake, and cream cheese frosting. Super easy to make and is a real show stopper. Cake mix, ricotta cheese, eggs, sugar, vanilla, pudding mix, milk. cream cheese, and cool whip. Make a day in advance for the best flavor. A must for all your holiday meals! #redvelvet #cake #dessert

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Easy Red Velvet & Cheesecake Dessert

If you only make one dessert this holiday season, make this Red Velvet Italian Love Cake. OMG! This cake is to-die-for delicious! Red velvet cake with a layer of cheesecake and topped with a light cream cheese frosting. This cake is super easy to make and it’s a real show stopper. It is great for holiday parties, potlucks, and holiday meals. If you like red velvet cake, you are going to LOVE this cake!

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How to Make Red Velvet Italian Love Cake with Cake Mix

As I said, this cake is super easy to make. It starts with a box of red velvet cake mix. Mix the cake according to the package directions and pour into a cake pan. Next, mix up the cheesecake layer. Ricotta cheese, eggs, sugar, and vanilla. Pour the cheesecake batter evenly over the red velvet cake batter and bake.

The layers will reverse as the cake bakes. The cheesecake layer will end up on the bottom and the red velvet cake will be on top. The final step is to frost the cake. Mix together a box of cheesecake pudding, milk, cream cheese, vanilla, and some whipped topping. Spread that over the cake and refrigerate until ready to serve. I like to top the cake with some red and green sprinkles.

  • I used Duncan Hines Red Velvet Cake mix.
  • Do NOT make the pudding. You are only using the mix.
  • You can use any flavor of pudding that you prefer. Chocolate, vanilla, white chocolate would all be good.
  • You can use low-fat or non-fat Cool Whip.
  • Can Red Velvet Love Cake Be Made in Advance? Yes. The cake can be made a day in advance and refrigerated overnight. This cake actually tastes better after being refrigerated. I love make-ahead desserts, especially during the hectic holiday season.
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Red Velvet Cake for the Holidays

This cake is a MUST for all of your upcoming holiday celebrations! It is two of my favorite desserts in one – red velvet cake and cheesecake. The cream cheese frosting really puts this cake over the top! This cake is an easy make-ahead dessert that is perfect for holiday parties, potlucks, teacher gifts, and the best way to end your holiday meal.

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Red Velvet Italian Love Cake

Yield: 12 people
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 1 hr
Total Time 1 hr 15 mins
Red Velvet Italian Love Cake – You are going to LOVE this cake! Layers of red velvet cake, cheesecake, and cream cheese frosting. Super easy to make and is a real show stopper. Cake mix, ricotta cheese, eggs, sugar, vanilla, pudding mix, milk. cream cheese, and cool whip. Make a day in advance for best flavor. #redvelvet #cake #dessert

Ingredients:

  • 1 box red velvet cake mix plus ingredients to make the cake
  • 32- oz ricotta cheese
  • 4 eggs
  • ¾ cup sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1 (5.1-oz) box instant cheesecake pudding
  • 1 (8-oz) package cream cheese, cut into cubes softened
  • 1 cup cold milk
  • 1 (8-oz) container Cool Whip

Instructions:

  • Preheat oven to 350ºF. Spray a 9×13-inch baking dish with cooking spray.
  • Prepare red velvet cake according to package directions. Pour batter into prepared 9×13-inch baking dish.
  • Using a hand mixer, beat together ricotta cheese, eggs, sugar, and vanilla until smooth. Carefully spread batter over cake batter in baking dish.
  • Bake for 1 hour. Remove from oven and allow to cool completely before frosting.
  • Using a hand mixer, beat together pudding mix, cream cheese, and milk. Carefully fold in the Cool Whip into the pudding mixture. Spread pudding mixture on top of cooled cake.
  • Refrigerate cake a few hours before serving.

Notes:

  • I used Duncan Hines Red Velvet Cake mix.
  • Do NOT make the pudding. You are only using the mix.
  • You can use any flavor of pudding that you prefer. Chocolate, vanilla, white chocolate would all be good.
  • You can use low-fat or non-fat Cool Whip.
  • Can Red Velvet Love Cake Be Made in Advance? Yes. The cake can be made a day in advance and refrigerated overnight. This cake actually tastes better after being refrigerated. I love make-ahead desserts, especially during the hectic holiday season.

Steph

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