Red Velvet Cassata

Recipe by Mommy Diva
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READY IN: 1hr
SERVES: 12
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
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DIRECTIONS

  • Heat oven to 350°F.
  • In bowl of mixer on medium speed, beat almond paste and 11/3cups water for 2 minutes.
  • Add next 3 ingredients (cake mix, eggs and oil).
  • On low speed, beat 30 seconds; scrape bowl then beat 2 more minutes on medium speed.
  • Divide between two 8-inch round cake pans coated with flour based cooking spray.
  • Bake for 30 minutes or until tester comes out clean; cool on rack.
  • Halve cakes.
  • In bowl of electric mixer, beat next 2 ingredients (cream cheese and mascarpone), 1 cup heavy cream, 3/4 cup confectioners' sugar and vanilla extract 2 minutes.
  • Beat remaining cream and sugar 2 minutes, then fold into cream cheese mixture.
  • Place 1 cake layer on plate; top with 1 cup cream mixture. Repeat twice.
  • Coat cake with remaining cream mixture and top with berries (using a mix of berries like strawberries, raspberries citrus curls and edible flowers looked terrific in the photo!).
  • Enjoy! ;).
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