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Chocolate Cassata Cake

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Chocolate Cassata Cake

Ingredients

  • 2 9-inch chocolate chiffon cakes
  • 2 cups boozy simple syrup
  • 4 cups ricotta filling
  • 3 cups chocolate glaze
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 3 cups water
  • 2 lemons, peels of
  • 2 oranges, peels of
  • 10.5 oz. (2 1/3 cups) cake flour
  • 4 oz. (1 cup) cocoa powder
  • 8.75 oz. (2 cups) confectioners sugar
  • 0.5 oz baking powder
  • 7 oz whole milk
  • 6 oz canola oil
  • 3 eggs (4 eggs if small)
  • 1 tsp almond extract
  • 13 oz. (or just 12 large) egg whites
  • 9 oz. (1 1/4 cup) granulated sugar
  • 2 lbs. ricotta cheese (whole milk), strained of excess liquid
  • 2 1/4 cups confectioners sugar
  • 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 2 tsps vanilla extract
  • 1 oz. semi-sweet chocolate, grated
  • 1/2 cup candied orange and lemon peel, chopped
  • 1 cup dry-roasted unsalted pistachios, chopped
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup (or more) grand marnier or liqueur of your choosing
  • 1 lb. semi-sweet chocolate, chopped
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter, room temperature
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Published 2014-09-09 12:35:30 (2 years ago).

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