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Heavenly Chocolate Cake

(8 Votes)
Updated June 21, 2017
Heavenly Chocolate Cake
SERVES
20
CHILL TIME
4 Hr
COOK TIME
50 Min
READY IN
4 Hr 50 Min

Take your taste buds on a heavenly ride with our recipe for Heavenly Chocolate Cake. Your gang will love the tasty combination of chocolate cake with a surprising creamy layer at the bottom. Don't be surprised if they ask you to make this diabetic-friendly chocolate cake at all your get-togethers!

What You'll Need:
  • 2 pounds fat-free ricotta cheese
  • 3 eggs
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 (16-ounce) package sugar-free chocolate cake mix
  • 1 (1.4-ounce) package sugar-free instant chocolate pudding mix
  • 1 cup fat-free milk
  • 1 (8-ounce) container fat-free frozen whipped topping, thawed
What To Do:
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Coat a 9- x 13-inch baking dish with cooking spray.
  2. In a large bowl, with a hand mixer, beat ricotta cheese, eggs, sugar, and vanilla until smooth; set aside. In another large bowl, prepare cake mix according to package directions. Pour cake batter evenly into baking dish. Slowly pour cheese mixture evenly over cake batter.
  3. Bake 50 to 55 minutes, or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Let cool completely.
  4. In a medium bowl, whisk pudding mix and milk until smooth. Fold whipped topping into pudding until well combined. Spread mixture on top of cake.
  5. Refrigerate 4 hours, or until ready to serve.
Notes
  • This Heavenly Chocolate Cake actually does a bit of magic while it's baking in the oven! Your layers will actually reverse from the order that you put them into your baking dish. How cool is that?!

Nutritional InformationShow More

Servings Per Recipe: 20

  • Amount Per Serving % Daily Value *
  • Calories 154
  • Calories from Fat 25
  • Total Fat 2.8g 4 %
  • Saturated Fat 1.1g 6 %
  • Trans Fat 0.0g 0 %
  • Protein 7.1g 14 %
  • Amount Per Serving % Daily Value *
  • Cholesterol 39mg 13 %
  • Sodium 253mg 11 %
  • Total Carbohydrates 29g 10 %
  • Dietary Fiber 1.4g 6 %
  • Sugars 7.4g 0 %

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I made this recipe today and it turned out perfect! Will be making this again.

I have made this recipe several times, substituting the sugar for a substitute sugar and probably using whole ricotta and it's turned out great each time. The longer it sits in the refrigerator the better it gets. I've taken it to work and served it at family gatherings and not one person could tell it was sugar-free. Delicious!!!

This recipe simply did not work for me at all. I made it just as stated-no substitutions, alterations. I use an oven thermometer so temp was right. First of all, there was waaaay too much ricotta stuff. I DID pour it slowly. It nearly filled the entire 9x13 pan. Then, as it baked (but it really didn't), the layers never did switch and it ran over in my newly cleaned oven. Not happy with that. It is still baking and has been for over an hour--nowhere near done and I have a mess. Not to mention the $$ spent on cake mix and a large container ricotta (4.99). Sorry, this one just didn't work out. I wish it had, because it looked so good.

I substituted truvia brown sugar and whole wheat flour. Turned out great!

Wrong recipe, sorry. Can't figure out how to delete the review

It's not the best recipe if you have to use real sugar. I don't make anything that doesn't use an artificial sugar.

Should state real sugar only in the recipe since most diabetics avoid it.

Hi there! We recommend speaking with your doctor or nutritionist to determine what kinds of foods you should be eating. Once you are given these recommendations, you will find that our site has hundreds of diabetic-friendly recipes that are designed around the American Diabetes Associations (ADA) standards, and that every recipe is complete with nutrition information and considered diabetic-friendly by the ADA's standards. If you're interested in learning more about the American Diabetes Association's guidelines, you can do so on their website. Thank you for reaching out to us and we hope that youll be able to enjoy some of our quick and easy diabetic-friendly recipes! If youre interested in receiving our eNewsletters three times a week, you can sign up on our website. (www.everydaydiabeticrecipes.com) Have a great day!

I made this cake and but my layers did not switch up like there were supposed to. I was careful to pour the ricotta layer slowly. I did bake this in a convection oven and I subbed Splenda baking for the sugar. Do you think either or both of those changes could have prevented the layers from switching as they should have.

Hi there! The Test Kitchen is sorry that this recipe did not turn out how you anticipated it to. We believe that the reason that your Heavenly Chocolate Cake did not turn out the way that it's supposed to is because you did not use real sugar. The Splenda will not allow for this recipe to layer the way that is supposed to. Thanks!

Thanks very much for your input - I will try it with regular sugar next time. Even without the layers changing, the cake was still very delicious. )

Does this have to be made using sugar free ingredients?

Hi there! No, this recipe can be made without sugar free ingredients. Keep in mind that when alternating from the original ingredients that the nutrition information will change and can make a recipe no longer diabetic-friendly. Enjoy!

When I make anything chocolate, cake/pudding, etc., I always add cinnamon to taste. TRY IT! Adds nice flavor!

I'm going to make this and take it to my Mother-in-law to cheer her up at the hospital

I made this cake and it came out delicious. The only thing I would like is a different taste and texture to the ricotta cheese. Is it possible to some way substitute cream cheese for the ricotta cheese?

Hello! Cream cheese can be substituted for ricotta cheese in most recipes, and it could be substituted in this recipe. However, since we haven't tested this substitution in this particular recipe, we're not sure if the layers would still come out the same. If you do give it a try, please let us know how it turns out!

I will definitely give it a try. I'll either try straight cream cheese or part cream cheese and part yogurt. I'll let you know.

Hey there, just wanted to know how it came out with the cream cheese. I personally do not care for the taste and texture of ricotta cheese.

I followed the instructions completly and it didnt swithch like it said it would. i would like to know what i did wrong

Hi there! It's hard to say what may have gone wrong for you without knowing exactly what you did, but one thing that may have occurred is that you poured the cream cheese mixture over it too quickly. It's important to pour it very slowly over the cake batter in order to get the layers to look as they do in our photo. We hope you'll give this another try!

Made this cake and it is delicious. Served it to many people and they all loved it. Will make it again.

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