Cassata Cake

3
Rose M. Helle

By
@recipes4fun

I used a recipe from Paula Deen and added my own Christmassy touch. It is easy and elegant.

Rating:

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Comments:
Serves:
10-12
Prep:
30 Min
Method:
Refrigerate/Freeze

Ingredients

  • 2 lb
    whole milk ricotta cheese
  • 1-1/2 c
    powdered/confectioners' sugar
  • 1 tsp
    vanilla extract
  • 1/4 c
    creme de cacao
  • 1/4 c
    mini semi sweet chocolate chips
  • 36
    plain ladyfingers, cut to fit pan
  • 1-1/2 c
    whipping cream
  • 1/3 c
    granulated sugar
  • ·
    christmas decorations, marachino cherries and/or nuts

How to Make Cassata Cake

Step-by-Step

  1. Combine the cheese, confectioners sugar, vanilla and crème de cacao in the bowl of an electric mixer. Beat at medium speed for about 10 minutes; the mixture should be fluffy. Stir in the chocolate chips.
  2. Line the bottom and sides of a 10-inch springform pan with ladyfingers. Pour in one third of the filling; top with ladyfingers.
  3. Repeat layers, using the remaining filling and ladyfingers. Refrigerate overnight.
  4. When ready to serve, beat together the cream and granulated sugar with a handheld mixture until stiff peaks form. Frost the top of the cake with the whipped cream and decorate for your special occasion. I used Christmas decorations.
  5. Remove the ring from the springform pan before serving.

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About Cassata Cake

Course/Dish: Cakes
Main Ingredient: Dairy
Regional Style: Italian



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