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Cassata Cake Recipe

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Contributor:  
Contributor:  
Brenda Neroni

Category:
Category:

Ingredients:  
Ingredients:  
Cake:

2 cups white sugar
2 cups sifted all-purpose flour
3 egg yolks
1 egg
1/2 cup buttermilk
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 cup shortening
1 cup boiling water

Custard:

1 cup half-and-half cream
2/3 cup sugar
3 eggs, beaten
1 cup whipping cream
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/4 teaspoon salt

Filling:

Slice 1 at of strawberries
1 container of strawberry gel

Mock Whip Cream Frosting:

1 cup milk
5 tablespoons flour
1/4 teaspoon salt
2/3 cup shortening (Criscoİ)
1 cup sugar

Directions:
Directions:
Cake: Mix together the buttermilk with the baking soda. Set aside. Cream shortening, sugar, eggs and vanilla. Beat well. Add buttermilk and baking soda mixture. Sift dry ingredients, and add to creamed mixture. Add boiling water, and mix well.
Pour into a greased and floured 9 x 13 inch pan. Bake at 350 degrees for approximately 35 minutes, or until toothpick comes out clean. Let cool. Slice into two layers with cake knife.3

Custard: In a heavy saucepan, combine first three ingredients. Cook, stirring constantly, until thickened. Cool. Pour into chilled shallow pan. Freeze to a mush (do not freeze hard). Whip cream; add vanilla and salt. Fold into partially frozen mixture. Return to pan and refrigerate or freeze.

Mock Frosting: Combine milk, flour and salt in heavy saucepan. Bring to a boil and cook, stirring frequently until very thick. Remove from heat and cool completely. Cream together shortening and sugar. Add heated mixture from sauce pan in a little at a time, beating all the while. After all has been added, beat 20 minutes longer or until the consistency of whipped cream.

Assemble:
Fill cake layers with custard, then lay sliced berries on custard. You can also use strawberry gel with your berries. Frost, refrigerate and serve. Serves 12

Number Of Servings:
Number Of Servings:
12
Preparation Time:
Preparation Time:
2 hours
Personal Notes:
Personal Notes:
This cassata cake is the most requested item I make for people. I love to decorate cakes too. It's another labor intensive project and only done for very special friends and family. Besides German chocolate cake, it's the best cake ever invented. Traditionally it's done in Italy with sponge cake and some pistachios, but I prefer white cake.

You can be a cheater and buy white box cake and custard already made and use whipped cream frosting and it's good but not as good as the home made method.

 

 

 

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