She made several of these every year, and it would go so fast. A classic traditional cheesecake Italians make every year at Easter with ricotta cheese, fruits and chocolate.
I have cut the recipe in half for years, now the family is growing and I make the whole recipe! Mom would be proud. This is a very close duplicate of her eagerly awaited cheesecake from everyone every Easter. It's hard to carry on tradition without her but she is her guiding me through it every year in spirit.
The chocolate and cherries are the perfect combination of flavors in this cassata cheesecake. It's creamy but now overly sweet. The cheesecake is very rich and you only need a little piece. I usually make two good size ones and freeze one for another time. It sure is a treat and well worth the wait to enjoy every Easter. I will always carry on her tradition.
Thanks to mom's teachings, we can all enjoy her delicious Italian cheesecake.
A moist delicious very different from the cheesecake made with cream cheese.