Cassata Recipe

Summary

Difficulty LevelBit DifficultHealth IndexAverage
CuisineCourse
Method

Ingredients

 Pound cake1 Pound (9 X 5 Inch)
 Ricotta cheese2 Cup (32 tbs)
 Semi sweet chocolate squares4 Ounce (4 Squares Of 1 Ounce Each)
 Orange liqueur1 Ounce
 Raspberry jam1 1⁄2 Cup (24 tbs)
 Chocolate frosting/Whipped cream2 Cup (32 tbs)

Nutrition Facts

Serving size: Complete recipe

Calories 7279 Calories from Fat 2666

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 305 g468.8%

Saturated Fat 142.1 g710.4%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 795.2 mg265.1%

Sodium 3359.5 mg140%

Total Carbohydrates 1088 g362.8%

Dietary Fiber 18.3 g73%

Sugars 903.8 g

Protein 100 g200.6%

Vitamin A 65.7% Vitamin C

Calcium 143.6% Iron 174.6%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet

Directions

Bake or buy a pound cake.
Chill for 1 hour Trim edges and uneven places so that cake is level on all sides and top.
Slice cake horizontally into 1/2-inch slices and place base layer of cake on serving platter .
Force cheese through a sieve into a bowl.
Beat until smooth.
Chop chocolate into fine bits in blender or food processor.
Mix chocolate bits with liqueur and jam.
Spread base layer with a portion of the ricotta cheese and spread cheese with part of raspberry-chocolate-liqueur mixture.
Repeat using all cake, cheese and raspberry mixture, ending with a top layer of plain pound cake.
Press the filled cake gently.
Use a spatula to even up sides.
Cover with plastic wrap and leave cake in refrigerator overnight.
Before serving, frost cake with a favorite chocolate frosting or whipped cream.
Garnish cake with whole almonds if desired.
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