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Cassata Buche de Noel

Cassata Buche de Noel

This is a different twist of the classic Sicilian cassata cake.  Cassata is a ricotta filled sponge cake that is typically wrapped in marzipan and has an icing glaze.  I usually skip the marzipan because it’s way too sweet for my liking.  This festive buche de Noel (aka Swiss roll) cassata is frosted with a […]

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Sicilian Cassata Ricotta Cake: Cassata Siciliana

Cassata is an elaborate Sicilian confection made of sponge cake (pan di spagna), ricotta, marzipan, and candied fruit.  Arguably, one of the most famous desserts of Sicily, second to cannoli.  The same filling used for making cannoli is used for making cassata, which is why some people refer to it as cannoli cake.  Traditionally eaten […]

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Easy Italian Cannoli Cake

Years ago, more like ages ago, I came across a recipe for Italian ricotta cake. It was either in the New York Daily News or the New York Times – I can’t remember which.  Unfortunately, the original newspaper cutout has since disintegrated into the oblivion of other clipped recipes that have ended up who knows […]

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