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Italian Love Cupcakes

  • Prep 15 min
  • Total 1 hr 25 min
  • Servings 24

Chocolaty fudge cupcakes topped with chocolate frosting get some Italian lovin' thanks to a layer of ricotta cheese filling. Add some white chocolate shavings for an elegant touch. ...MORE+ LESS-

Stephanie Wise Stephanie Wise
May 18, 2016

Ingredients

Cake Layer

1
box Betty Crocker™ SuperMoist™ chocolate fudge cake mix
1 1/4
cups water
1/2
cup vegetable oil
3
eggs

Ricotta Layer

2
containers (15 oz each) whole-milk ricotta cheese
3/4
cup sugar
1
teaspoon vanilla
4
eggs

Frosting

1
box (6-serving size) chocolate instant pudding and pie filling mix
1
cup milk
1 1/2
cups whipped cream or Cool Whip™ frozen whipped topping, thawed

Steps

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  • 1
    Heat oven to 350°F. Place paper baking cup in each of 24 regular-size muffin cups.
  • 2
    In large bowl, beat Cake Layer ingredients with electric mixer on low speed 30 seconds. Increase speed to medium; beat 2 minutes, scraping bowl occasionally.
  • 3
    In separate large bowl, mix Ricotta Layer ingredients until combined.
  • 4
    Fill each muffin cup about one-third full with cake batter (you may not use all the batter). Divide ricotta mixture evenly among cups.
  • 5
    Bake 30 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool in pan 10 minutes; remove from muffin cups to cooling rack. Cool completely, about 30 minutes.
  • 6
    When cupcakes are completely cooled, make frosting. In large bowl, beat pudding mix and milk with whisk until combined and set. Fold in whipped cream. Pipe frosting on top of cupcakes.

Expert Tips

  • Garnish cupcakes with white chocolate shavings or chocolate chips.
  • Cupcakes taste even better the next day if covered and chilled overnight.
  • Any leftover cake batter can be baked into regular cupcakes then frozen for a later use.

Nutrition Information

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
250
Calories from Fat
110
% Daily Value
Total Fat
12g
19%
Saturated Fat
5g
27%
Trans Fat
0g
Cholesterol
75mg
24%
Sodium
270mg
11%
Potassium
115mg
3%
Total Carbohydrate
27g
9%
Dietary Fiber
0g
0%
Sugars
19g
Protein
7g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
6%
6%
Vitamin C
0%
0%
Calcium
15%
15%
Iron
6%
6%
Exchanges:
2 Starch; 0 Fruit; 0 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choice
2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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