This Italian Love Cake is chocolate cake and cheesecake rolled into one. There is definite magic going on in the oven while it bakes. So delicious!
Italian Love Cake. . . have you ever heard of it? I bookmarked this a couple years ago and completely forgot about it until I ran across it again the other day. It’s been all over Pinterest for who knows how long. Obviously I’m a late jumping on the bandwagon here. . . story of my life.
Anyway, with Valentine’s Day just around the corner, I thought it would be a fun dessert to share with you today.
We loved this! It’s like eating cake and cheesecake together, but it’s super light and not too sweet. It’s best if eaten within a few days of making it because it does start to get a little soggy about day 4.
The chocolate cake batter is the bottom layer when you assemble this and the ricottoa layer goes on top of that, then when it bakes, the magic happens in the oven and the layers switch places. I know, pretty cool and crazy.
I have no idea where the name came from. Maybe it’s because so many people are in love with this cake. It’s simple to make and is absolutely delicious.Print