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Easy Mock Cassata Easter Cake Recipe


I know your all wondering what in the world can this be? Well it's cake mix using a fudge marble with a layer baked on top to make this a delicious Mock Italian Cassata found at Easter time. The original version has a crusty top and bottom, filled Ricotta cheese with cherries and chocolate sometimes dried fruits and nuts according to what Region of Italy is making it. This however is a imitation version of that really rich delightful dessert. If your a hurried cook, or someone that says I am not a baker, you will want to wow your guests with this delicious semi homemade cake, look no more you just found it. Check out this simple recipe below and I have to say it's pretty darn fantastic even being a quick imitation of the best dessert on our table at Easter.

Topping:

2 lbs whole milk Ricotta cheese
1/2 cup sugar
4 eggs
grated milk chocolate bar
3 tablespoon or more chopped marachino cherries drained well
Optional Using any or all: 3 tablespoons or more each chopped dried fruits(citron or pineapple medleys and pistachio nuts

Garnish is Optional:
Whipped cream
Whole Strawberries
Mini chocolate chips
Option 2:
Powdered sugar

Cake:
1 boxed marble cake mix 
In a large mixer make the cake to you package instructions and pour into a greased 11x15 inch pan. Preheat oven to 350.

Topping Instructions:

In another large bowl mix together the cheese, sugar, eggs, cherries and chocolate.

Pour cheese topping over the cake batter and bake on 350 degrees for 1 hour.
Cool and serve plain or choose a garnish (if desired) with whipped cream, sprinkle with mini chocolate chips and top with a strawberry.

+claudia lamascolo 
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