Cassata Alla Siciliana Recipe


Preparation Time2 Hr 0 MinDifficulty LevelMedium
Health IndexJust EnjoyCuisine
Interest Group


 9 inch sponge cake1 (fresh, 3 inches wide and 3 inches deep)
 Ricotta cheese1 Pound
 Double cream1 1⁄2 Tablespoon
 Castor sugar2 Ounce
 Strega/Orange flavored liqueur2 1⁄2 Tablespoon, sharpened with grated lemon rind
 Mixed candied fruit2 1⁄2 Tablespoon, coarsely chopped
 Dessert chocolate2 Ounce, coarsely chopped

Nutrition Facts

Serving size: Complete recipe

Calories 2022 Calories from Fat 801

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 91 g140.5%

Saturated Fat 48.9 g244.5%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 384.6 mg128.2%

Sodium 790.7 mg32.9%

Total Carbohydrates 244 g81.5%

Dietary Fiber 4.7 g18.8%

Sugars 189 g

Protein 62 g124.1%

Vitamin A 45.1% Vitamin C

Calcium 106.9% Iron 42.5%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet


1. With a sharp, serrated knife, slice the end crusts off the sponge cake and level its top.
2. Cut the cake horizontally into 1/2- to 3/4-inch thick slabs.

3. In a bowl, rub the ricotta using a food mill, or use a coarse sieve and a wooden spoon.Beat smoothly.
4. Insert cream, sugar and Strega to it, beating constantly.
5. With a rubber spatula, fold in the candied fruit and chocolate.
6. In centre of a flat plate, put the bottom slab of the cake.
7. Spread ricotta mixture generously over it.
8. Carefully place another slab on top, keeping sides and ends even.
9. Spread with more ricotta.
10. Repeat until all cake slabs are reassembled and the filling has been used up.
11. Place a plain slice of cake on top.
12. Gently press the loaf together to make it compact.
13. Place loaf in refrigerator for abourt 2 hours or until the ricotta is firm.

14. Serve Cassata Alla Siciliana chilled.