Among the desserts that have made Sicily famous in the world, a privileged place goes to the Cassata Siciliana .
A true triumph of sponge cake, ricotta, marzipan and candied fruit. A mix of colors and flavors that amaze the eyes and the palate.

Cassata Siciliana

Ingredients for 12 people

  • For the sponge cake:
  • 5 Fresh eggs
  • 210 g Sugar
  • 210 g Type 00 flour
  • 1 bag Vanillin
  • Filling:
  • 800 g Ricotta
  • 320 g Powdered sugar
  • 50 g Mixed candied fruit
  • q.s. Vanilla flavour
  • Ice Frosting
  • 180 g Powdered sugar
  • 3 Fresh egg white
  • 30 g Lemon juice
  • Decoration:
  • 100 g Apricot jelly
  • 500 g Almond paste
  • q.s. Green food coloring
  • 50 g Powdered sugar
  • 150 g Mixed candied fruit

Process


Prepare a sponge cake or buy a ready-made one.
Sift the ricotta and mix it with the icing sugar, adding some chocolate chips.
Purchase a block of ready-made almond paste and use a rolling pin to roll out a sheet of about 4mm. Pastry shops color the almond paste green and you can do it at home with food coloring, but it's fine without it too.
At this point, start lining a 30 cm diameter cassata mold with the sponge cake.



Before inserting the sponge cake, place a transparent film in the mold, it will allow you to turn the cassata more easily. After placing the sponge cake along the edge of the mold, sprinkle it with Marsala.
Now it's time to put in the seasoned ricotta and close everything with a last disc of sponge cake. Press gently and leave to rest in the fridge for at least 5 hours.
When you turn the cassata out onto a tray, brush it with warm apricot jelly, then cover it with marzipan. Before decorating it you could also add a glaze, but if you want to create a lighter version go straight to the decoration using good candied fruit.
Have fun with orange peel, citron and cherries... you will amaze everyone with the beauty and goodness of this dessert!

Enjoy your meal!

 

Nutritional tab

  • Calories kcal: 600

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