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Zuccotto Recipe

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Contributor:  
Contributor:  
Linda Gregson
Added: Saturday, February 14, 2009

Category:
Category:

Ingredients:  
Ingredients:  
1 10 -12-ounce store bought pound cake
1/4 cup orange juice or orange liqueur
1 6 ounce bag semisweet chocolate chips, chopped
2 cups heavy or whipped cream
1/2 cup sugar
1 tsp almond extract
1 cup slivered almonds, chopped

Directions:
Directions:
Cut the pound cake into 1/2 in slices, then diagonally cut each slice in half. Line a 3 qt. mixing bowl with plastic wrap.
Arrange the cake pieces with pointed ends at the bottom and crust sides next to the edges until the bowl is lined. Sprinkle with the orange juice. Set aside the remaining cake pieces.

In a microwave, melt half the chocolate in a small cup on high, 1 minute. In a mixing bowl, beat the cream, sugar and almond extract until stiff peaks form. Fold in the chopped almonds and remaining chocolate chips. Spread this cream mixture around the cake-lined bowl, leaving a well in the center. Mix the melted chocolate into the remaining whipped cream, then use that to fill the center of the dessert. Top with the remaining cake pieces. Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate overnight or up to 2 days ahead. When ready to serve, turn the cake out onto a platter and slice in wedges.

Number Of Servings:
Number Of Servings:
10
Preparation Time:
Preparation Time:
30 minutes, plus setting time
Personal Notes:
Personal Notes:
This is an easy, yet impressive dessert for a dinner party, or just for a special occasion--really yummy

 

 

 

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