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Cheesy Snake Cake

This cheesy cake takes on a scary look when a snake slithers across the top!

Gooseberry Patch OCTOBER 2012

  • Yield: Serves 12


  • 18 1/4 ounce pkg. marble cake mix
  • 32 ounce container ricotta cheese
  • 4 eggs, beaten
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup milk
  • 3.4 ounce pkg. instant vanilla pudding mix
  • 8 ounce container frozen whipped topping, thawed
  • Snake Decoration
  • 1 cup plus 3 T. frozen whipped topping
  • green and yellow food coloring
  • Garnish: colored sugars, fruit leather


Prepare cake mix according to package directions. Pour batter into a greased and floured 13" x 9" baking pan; set aside. In a large bowl, mix together ricotta cheese, eggs, sugar and vanilla. Carefully pour mixture over cake batter; do not stir. Bake at 350 degrees for one hour and 10 minutes. Cool cake completely in pan. In a bowl, whisk together milk and dry pudding mix; fold in whipped topping. Spread over cooled cake. For Snake Decoration, color 1 cup whipped topping with green food coloring. Pipe on top of cake in snake shape. Color 3 tablespoons of whipped topping with yellow food coloring. Pipe two dots for eyes. Add fruit leather tongue. Sprinkle with colored sugars. Refrigerate until ready to serve.


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