Cassata Cake Ricotta Cheese Filling Recipe - Allrecipes.com

Cassata Cake Ricotta Cheese Filling

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"This rich and creamy ricotta cheese filling is flavored with cinnamon and candied lemon peel and is a must-have when making classic Italian dessert, Cassata cake."

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Original recipe makes 4 1/2 cups Change Servings
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Directions

  1. Beat the ricotta cheese well and add the confectioner's sugar and the cinnamon. Add the vanilla and grate the chocolate in using the coarse side of a grater. Stir in the candied lemon peel and mix. Chill until ready to use.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Dec 21, 2009

My family has been making this since I was a little girl. We use a spring form pan and line with lady fingers then the filling. Chill and serve.

 
Most Helpful Critical Review
Aug 29, 2002

Was a little dry, but then I'm use to the no-bake kind.....

 

6 Ratings

Oct 23, 2004

This recipe is GREAT as I said in my first review. Perfect cassata cake that is even better than any NYC Italian bakery I have ever tasted because it is not sickly sweet and made with fresh filling rather than bagged pre-made filling. ***BUT*** DO NOT use the chocolate for the top...I always use the whipped cream frosting (made with a teaspoon of gelatin) from this website. I have never seen nor have I had Cassata cake with chocolate frosting. The combination of this cake with that frosting is PERFECT!!! =)

 
Apr 10, 2007

This was awesome! I made this for Easter and served on top of cake dessert shells. I changed the recipe a little bit, instead of chocolate squares I used mini semi sweet pieces. My big Italian family couldn't get enough of this.

 
Dec 13, 2010

Recipe calls for too much cinnamon. Suggest cutting cinnamon down to 1/4 tsp. Also suggest using mini choc chips in place of choc squares. If you're looking for enough filling for only one layer, be sure to cut the recipe in half as this recipe yields enough for 3 or 4 layers.

 
May 15, 2011

A bit too grainy~ I tried another recipe that used butter and a flour mixture. It was a bit more work, but it was smooth and yummy.

 

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Nutrition

  • Calories
  • 271 kcal
  • 14%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 35.2 g
  • 11%
  • Cholesterol
  • 39 mg
  • 13%
  • Fat
  • 11.3 g
  • 17%
  • Fiber
  • 1.1 g
  • 4%
  • Protein
  • 8.9 g
  • 18%
  • Sodium
  • 72 mg
  • 3%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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