Recipe by Jo Coburn
This is a recipe I adapted from an old Glamour cookbook I got back in high school. It has become a tradition at every holiday or family get together. The best part is everyone thinks it is very difficult to make but we won't let them in on this little secret... you don't even have to turn on the oven. Here it is just in time for Easter... Oh, and it is great for your diabetic friends and family members...very low in sugar, especially if you use the sugar -free cakes and substitutes. Feel free to embellish this with whatever mix-ins or flavorings that you like. My family's favorite is the mini chip version but you can add maraschino cherries, strawberries, other chips, nuts, make it vanilla, or almond, or mint. Use your imaginations and let me know what you come up with!
- 2 angel food cake, from your store bakery department
- 1 lb ricotta cheese
- miniature semisweet chocolate chips, 1 bag
- 1⁄2 cup sugar
- 1 quart heavy whipping cream
Directions See How It's Made
- Take the angel food cakes and cut each into three layers by making two evenly spaced cuts.
- Set aside.
- In a large mixing bowl, blend the ricotta half the chips and the sugar together.
- On a large cake tray, place the a layer of cake, top it with the ricotta cheese (cassatta cream) mixture.
- Alternate cake and cream until you have joined three layers.
- I often add an extra layer of cassatta cream on the top layer since I usually have leftovers and it will be covered by whipped cream anyway.
- Take another large bowl and beaters, chilled if I remember to do that, and whip your cream.
- Cover the entire cake in fluffy white whipped cream and serve or refrigerate.
- The cake will only stay looking pretty for a day or so although it will remain edible for a few more days than that.