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Italian Christmas Cookie Cake

Preparation 30 Cook Time 60

Rich ricotta and olive oil are added to an ordinary box, cake-mix to bring an old-world classic dessert right to your table!


  • 1 (15.25 oz.) box 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
  • Holiday sprinkles
  • Baking spray


Heat oven to 325º F. Spray a 9” springform pan with baking spray. 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. 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. In a small bowl, whisk together 1/2 cup heavy cream, powdered sugar and 1 teaspoon vanilla extract. Drizzle over cake, top with holiday sprinkles.

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