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Absolutely Delicious 'Scratch' Cake!

"This recipe was originated by one of my mom's friends, who made it totally from scratch one night at a homeless shelter, when they ran out of ingredients. They used whatever they had. It was served, and the people loved it! This recipe has been passed around ever since! It's a delicious cake that people go ga-ga over! It's best when made the day before. Frost with whipped topping and serve with fresh fruit."
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Ingredients

1 h 15 m servings 222 cals
Original recipe yields 18 servings (1 9x13-inch cake)

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Directions

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  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease and flour a 9 x 13 inch pan.
  2. Make cake batter as directed on box. Pour into prepared pan.
  3. Mix together ricotta, eggs, vanilla, and cinnamon or lemon juice. Pour mixture over cake batter, but do not mix it in.
  4. Bake in the preheated oven for 60 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center of the cake comes out clean. Allow to cool.

Nutrition Facts


Per Serving: 222 calories; 10.7 g fat; 28.5 g carbohydrates; 3 g protein; 42 mg cholesterol; 211 mg sodium. Full nutrition

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I've made this several times in the past few years and people always love it. Because it is not as sweet as other cakes, we pour strawberry topping (frozen or canned types) on top of ours and it...

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This wasn't at all what I expected. It was rather bland and odd tasting. I thought it would be somewhat like a cheesecake, but it's not. I would not make it again.

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This wasn't at all what I expected. It was rather bland and odd tasting. I thought it would be somewhat like a cheesecake, but it's not. I would not make it again.

This was the worst cake I have ever baked!!!! I had it for New Years day. I followed the directions fully but the cake had no flavor and the cheese mixture settled to the bottom and tasted terr...

I've made this several times in the past few years and people always love it. Because it is not as sweet as other cakes, we pour strawberry topping (frozen or canned types) on top of ours and it...

I have made this cake several times and loved it everytime. I have changed it around a bit and put differnt fruits on it but everyone I served it too also loved it and asked for the recipe.

will never make again. very bad. I will scratch this one.

This is not a "Scratch" cake. If you want a ricotta cake made from "scratch" try Louisa's Ricotta Cake! You will be very pleased. YUM!!! Had to make it twice in 2 days for a family of 3 wh...

I however used a pineapple cake mix cinnamon no lemon juice and "DELISH" So easy and as others mentioned not too sweet