Sicilian Cassata

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READY IN: 15mins
SERVES: 8
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
  • 1
    lb poundcake (homemade or store bought is ok for this)
  • 14
    cup cointraeu orange liqueur
  • 2
    lbs whole milk ricotta cheese (homemade recipe if you like)
  • 1
    cup sugar
  • 2
    teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1 -2
    teaspoon cinnamon
  • 12
    cup almonds, toasted and chopped
  • 1
    cup semi-sweet chocolate chips (1/2 bag, I prefer mini, but you can use regular too)
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DIRECTIONS

  • In a small bowl, combine the crème de cacao and cointreau and set aside.
  • In a large bowl, beat the ricotta cheese and sugar until smooth. Reserve 1/2 cup or more for frosting. In the large bowl, add in the vanilla and cinnamon and blend well. Fold in the nuts and chocolate chips.
  • Place slices of cake in a serving dish (approximately 8 x 8) to cover the bottom. Sprinkle with the liquor and smooth on some ricotta mixture.
  • Continue to layer until the dish is full.
  • Top with the reserved frosting and you can garnish with some additional toasted almonds.
  • Cover and chill in the refrigerator at least overnight.
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