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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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Ice Cream Torte:  Cassata Gelato

Ice Cream Torte: Cassata Gelato

Cassata Gelato is a frozen dessert made with frozen custard (gelato ice cream) and whipped cream.  Real Cassata Gelato is a rare treat.  It requires making two to three different flavors of ice cream and is really labor intensive, unless you have a decent electric ice cream maker.  This simple version is made using store-bought […]

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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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