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Sicilian Cassata

This is a traditional Sicilian cake which is served at birthdays, weddings and Easter. This recipe was posted as a request, but sounds delicious. I will be trying it soon myself! (prep time include chilling time)

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4hrs 15mins
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directions

  • Preheat oven to 325F.
  • In a large mixing bowl, beat egg yolks; adding sugar gradually.
  • Add butter.
  • Sift dry ingredients and add alternately with milk; mix.
  • Add vanilla and mix.
  • Fold in beaten egg whites.
  • Pour batter into greased and floured 10X16-inch jelly roll pan.
  • Bake for 15 to 20 minutes.
  • DO NOT over bake as it will not roll.
  • Turn out onto a clean dish towel sprinkled thickly with powdered sugar.
  • Trim off all edges with a knife.
  • Roll the cake in a towel and let stand a few minutes.
  • While you let the cake, prepare the filling.
  • Put ricotta cheese through a sieve to remove all lumps.
  • Add cream, sugar, cinnamon and liqueur and beat until smooth.
  • Fold in candied fruit, nuts and chocolate chips.
  • Unroll the towel and spread with filling.
  • Reroll and refrigerate for 4 hours to"ripen".
  • Slice when ready to serve, sprinkle with powdered sugar.
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"This is a traditional Sicilian cake which is served at birthdays, weddings and Easter. This recipe was posted as a request, but sounds delicious. I will be trying it soon myself! (prep time include chilling time)"
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  1. Kim D.
    This is a traditional Sicilian cake which is served at birthdays, weddings and Easter. This recipe was posted as a request, but sounds delicious. I will be trying it soon myself! (prep time include chilling time)
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