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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Ingredients

12
Original recipe yields 12 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • 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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Nutrition Facts

271 calories; 8.9 g protein; 35.2 g carbohydrates; 38.6 mg cholesterol; 72.2 mg sodium. Full Nutrition

Reviews (6)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
12/21/2009
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. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
08/29/2002
Was a little dry but then I'm use to the no-bake kind..... Read More
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6 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 3
  • 4 star values: 1
  • 3 star values: 2
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
10/23/2004
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!!! =) Read More
(27)
Rating: 5 stars
12/21/2009
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. Read More
(27)
Rating: 5 stars
04/10/2007
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. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
12/13/2010
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. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
08/29/2002
Was a little dry but then I'm use to the no-bake kind..... Read More
(6)
Rating: 3 stars
05/15/2011
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. Read More
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