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Italian Christmas Cookie Cake

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Italian Christmas Cookie Cake
  • Prep Time 10 min
  • Total Time 1 hr 20 min
  • Servings 12
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Italian Christmas Cookie Cake

Inspired by a sugar cookie and featuring ricotta and olive oil, this Italian sweet cake is about to become the best you’ve ever tasted. Ever. Ever.

Ingredients

1
(15.25 oz.) box Betty Crocker™ Super Moist™ French vanilla cake mix
1
(15 oz.) container ricotta cheese
1 1/4
cup heavy cream
1/2
cup olive oil
4
eggs
1
teaspoon vanilla extract
1
teaspoon almond extract
4
cups powdered sugar
Nonpareil sprinkles
Baking spray

Directions

  • 1 Heat oven to 325º F. Spray a 9” springform pan with baking spray.
  • 2 In a stand mixer, beat together cake mix, ricotta, 3/4 cup heavy cream, olive oil, eggs and 1 teaspoon almond extract. Beat until smooth. Pour into prepared pan.
  • 3 Bake for 1 hour, or until a toothpick inserted into the center of the cake comes out clean. Cool completely before removing from springform pan.
  • 4 In a small bowl, whisk together 1/2 cup heavy cream, powdered sugar and 1 teaspoon vanilla extract. Drizzle over cake, sprinkle with nonpareils. Allow frosting to set before slicing and serving.
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Inspired by a sugar cookie and featuring ricotta and olive oil, this Italian sweet cake is about to become the best you’ve ever tasted. Ever. Ever.

As prepared by Cheeky Kitchen,

Confession time: In my existence as a food blogger, I have probably written the words “this is the best recipe ever” more than fourteen hundred million times. There are a lot of really good recipes out there. Also, I may be prone to superlatives.

But none of that matters anymore. Because this is the best recipe ever.

I kid you not. When it comes to cake, I’m a picky chicken. Always looking for ways to upgrade box mixes, I often come away feeling a little blasé. No matter what you add, most mixes make a pretty standard cake that’s pretty good. It’s hard to change the texture or generally wow one’s face off.

Until, of course, one decided to add a pound of ricotta, a heaping glug of olive oil and the most incredible almond-kissed drizzle of icing to the top of this sugar cookie-inspired cake.

I am telling you. Run for the kitchen. Grab a bowl. Make this cookie cake. It will become your favorite cake of all time ever. Ever. Ever.

I mean ever.

 

italian christmas cookie

It all starts here. A pretty simple ingredient lineup, with the addition of olive oil, ricotta and almond extract.

Not pictured in the photo above: a very shy cup of heavy cream.

 

italian christmas cookie

Easy as anything, simply pop all of the ingredients into a stand mixer, beat until creamy, then pour into a well-greased 9-inch springform pan.

 

italian christmas cookie

This batter. Is. So. Creamy.

It totally deserves its own hashtag. #thisbatterissocreamy

 

italian christmas cookie

After an hour of baking, this glorious puff of love shall emerge from your oven.

You’re welcome to now call it your loven.

 

italian christmas cookie

Once cooled, whisk together a smidgen of powdered sugar and a splotch of heavy cream. Then drizzle. Ice. Frost away.

 

italian christmas cookie

There is so much perfection happening right now.

 

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Time for sprinkling. Just go for it. Express your inner sprinkles with reckless abandon.

 

italian christmas cookie

And here. Is your life.

 

italian christmas cookie

Time to slice! Feel free to dive right in. Or if you’d prefer, let the icing set until firm for a less gooey look.

 

italian christmas cookie

Enjoy. Enjoy. Enjoy.

 

italian christmas cookie

Srsly. Best. Recipe. Ever!

Brooke blogs at Cheeky Kitchen, where she shares crazy simple, healthy family recipes. She joined Tablespoon to share some of her best, so keep an eye on Brooke's profile to see what she cooks up next!

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