Ingredients

How to make it

  • For Sponge cake: mix egg yolks with sugar until smooth. Whip egg whites separately until very firm and add them to the mix. Slowly fold in the flour, then add grated citrus peel or vanilla flavour. Bake sponge cake for 40 minutes at moderate heat.
  • To prepare Cassata: mix ricotta with icing sugar until it turns into a smooth cream. Add a drop of any white sweet liqueur (optional). Add chocolate chips and candied citrus peel. Line a small tray or bowl with slices of sponge cake, put ricotta cream in the middle and top with a layer of sponge cake to seal. Refrigerate for at least an hour. Serve with seasonal fruit and decorate with icing sugar. Dolcissimo!

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  • leebear 5 years ago
    GREAT RECIPE - THANKS FOR THE EXTRA TIPS!YUM!YUM!
    HIGH 5! CAROL LEE
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  • moltobuono 6 years ago
    For deliathecrone: as I live in Italy, sometimes I forget that certain ingredients I'm able to find here might not be available in the US or other countries. However, a small amount of the inside of a vanilla pod melted in a tiny amount of warm milk should do. Otherwise, for sponge cake you can just use lemon or orange peel.
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    " It was excellent "
    deliathecrone ate it and said...
    I've never seen Vanilla Powdered Flavour in a market. What can I use that I can get in my nearby markets?
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  • greekgirrrl 6 years ago
    Bellissimo!
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  • lunasea 6 years ago
    That looks fantastic. I can't wait to give it a try - thank you! Very beautiful dessert..
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    " It was excellent "
    ahmed1 ate it and said...
    This is great.thanks for sharing.
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    " It was excellent "
    wolfpackjack ate it and said...
    Love Italian ricotta cake... great post....dave
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  • pat2me 6 years ago
    Wonderful! Thank you!
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    " It was excellent "
    berry ate it and said...
    Great post.... saved, and rated! thanks.
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  • invisiblechef 6 years ago
    This is beautiful, thanks so much.
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