Cakes

Chocolate Cassata

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dense chocolate cake, filled with sweetened ricotta cheese and chocolate chips, and iced with creamy fudge frosting.

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Cake:
1 1/4 cups King Arthur Unbleached All-Purpose Flour
1/4 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 cup (8 tablespoons) butter, preferably at room temperature for easiest mixing
1 1/2 cups sugar
3/4 teaspoon salt
1 tablespoon espresso powder, optional, to enhance chocolate flavor
2/3 cup Double-Dutch Dark Cocoa or Dutch-process cocoa powder
3 large eggs
3/4 cup milk
2 teaspoons vanilla extract

Filling:
2 cups ricotta cheese, part-skim preferred
3/4 cup semisweet chocolate chips, mini chocolate chips preferred
1 teaspoon vanilla extract1/3 cup confectioners' sugar
2 tablespoons simple syrup or vanilla syrup, to brush on cake, optional

Frosting:
1 cup unsweetened baking cocoa
1/2 teaspoon espresso powder, optional
1/2 cup heavy cream
3/4 cup confectioners' sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/2 cup (8 tablespoons) butter, preferably at room temperature for easiest mixing
pinch of salt
1 cup confectioners' sugar, sifted
To make the cake: Preheat the oven to 325°F. Lightly grease an 8 1/2" x 4 1/2" loaf pan. In a medium-sized mixing bowl, beat together the butter, sugar, salt, vanilla, baking powder, espresso powder, and...
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Nutritions

Calories
1901

Sodium
829mg
34% DV

Fat
121g
187% DV

Protein
32g
64% DV

Carbs
183g
62% DV

Fiber
18g
72% DV