Ingredients

How to make it

  • Separate 6 eggs and set the egg whites aside.
  • Beat egg yolks till thick and lenon-colored.
  • Beat in sugar,lemon juice,orange zest,sherry,or 1 tsp.almond extract.
  • Beat until foamy.
  • Sift flour 3 times and fold into egg egg yolks gently but thoroughly.
  • beat egg whites till foamy,add salt,beat till stiff but not dry.
  • Fold into yolks.
  • Pour batter into one 9 inch ungreased springform pan.
  • bake at 350 for 50-60 minutes.
  • TEST by pressing lightly with fingertips,if cake springs back at once,it is done.
  • Leave cake in the pan to cool. and invert on a wire rack.
  • Once the cake is completely cool,slice it into 3 layers.
  • Sprinkle layers with rum.
  • TO MAKE THE FILLING:
  • Crush ricotta very finely. with hands or a potatoe masher.
  • Add 1/2 cup of confectioner's sugar and beat till creamy about 3 minutes.
  • Stir in 6 tblsp. rum,grated chocolate,chopped cherries,cinnamon,and toasted almonds.
  • Spread the ricotta filling over the spomnge cake layers,using 1/2 inch of filling on each layer..
  • Leave the top and sides of the cake plain.
  • TO MAKE FROSTING:
  • Cream butter with 1 cup sifted confectioner's sugar.
  • Beat the 2 egg whites until stiff and gradually beat into the egg whites the remaining 1 1/2 cups confectioner's sugar.
  • Fold egg whites into the butter mixture and fold in1 tsp almond extract
  • Cover sides and top of cake with this frosting evenly.
  • Store in refrigerator until ready to serve it.
  • So pretty and yummy!

Reviews & Comments 10

Add a Link?

Post a link to another recipe or group by pasting the url into the box where you want it to show up. We'll do the rest.

Post Message or cancel
  • nikki1018 2 years ago
    where it says "Beat in sugar,lemon juice,orange zest,sherry,or 1 tsp.almond extract", bit confused, is the almond extract an alternative to the sherry or everything else? Please explain? thanks
    Was this review helpful? Yes Flag
  • jlv1023 4 years ago
    Well now I'm Sicilian and never tried making this,
    must give it a go,

    High 5 For this Recipe,
    Janet
    Was this review helpful? Yes Flag
    " It was excellent "
    peetabear ate it and said...
    great recipe...five forks
    Was this review helpful? Yes Flag
  • jaki44 4 years ago
    This sounds wonderful and worth the effort! My Italian family would love this!
    Was this review helpful? Yes Flag
    " It was excellent "
    momo_55grandma ate it and said...
    gota try this high5 thanks bunches
    Was this review helpful? Yes Flag
    " It was excellent "
    jett2whit ate it and said...
    wow - I would love to see a picture of this :)
    Was this review helpful? Yes Flag
    " It was excellent "
    spinach1948 ate it and said...
    This is simular to my Italian Suppa Inglase.
    Hi 5.
    ED
    Was this review helpful? Yes Flag
    " It was excellent "
    gourmetana ate it and said...
    Sounds wonderful Lana! 5 forks
    Was this review helpful? Yes Flag
    " It was excellent "
    lor ate it and said...
    Oh my goodness, I can almost smell the aroma and taste the flavours in this cake as I sit here. Lovely and very elegant and thank you Lana for sharing. HIGH 5.
    Was this review helpful? Yes Flag
    " It was excellent "
    tablescape ate it and said...
    Wow. Glad I decided to pop in for a minute and received your message. Thanks you so much for being so thoughtful This looks like a dream of a recipe. Can't wait to try it. A 5 from me.
    Was this review helpful? Yes Flag

Maybe List
Hang onto this recipe

while I look at others.

Holding 0 recipes