Cassata

Cassata

A satisfying, refreshing layered Italian dessert that takes only 20 minutes of hands-on prep time.

Prep Time

20

Minutes

Total Time

11:20

Hrs:Mins

Makes

6

servings

1
loaf (16 ounces) pound cake
1/2
cup rum
1/2
cup chopped candied fruit or golden raisins
1
cup coffee ice cream, slightly softened
1
cup maple nut or butter pecan ice cream, slightly softened
1/3
cup whipping (heavy) cream
1
tablespoon powdered sugar
  1. Place loaf pan 8 1/2x4 1/2x2 1/2 inches, in freezer. Pour rum over candied fruit; let stand 1 hour.
  2. Remove loaf pan from freezer. Spread coffee ice cream in pan; freeze about 1 hour until firm.
  3. Cut cake into rectangle about 2 inches thick to fit loaf pan, 8 1/2x4 1/2 inches. Drain fruit, reserving rum. Drizzle reserved rum over cake; set aside. Spread maple nut ice cream over ice cream in pan; freeze about 1 hour until firm.
  4. Beat whipping cream and powdered sugar in chilled small bowl with electric mixer on high speed until stiff. Fold in candied fruit. Spread whipping cream mixture over ice cream in pan. Top with rum-soaked cake, cutting pieces to fit pan. Cover and freeze about 8 hours or until firm. Loosen edges of cake from pan with knife; turn upside down to unmold cake.
Makes 6 servings
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Did You Know...
Meaning “in a case,” cassata is a traditional Italian dessert served at celebrations such as weddings.
Substitution
Hold the rum, please! Instead of rum, use 2 teaspoons rum extract mixed with 1/2 cup water.
Substitution
You can use a delicious homemade pound cake or sponge cake if you like.
Success
Make quick work out of slicing this dessert by using an electric knife.

Nutrition Information:

1 Serving (1 Serving)
  • Calories 540
    • (Calories from Fat 270 ),
  • Total Fat 30 g
    • (Saturated Fat 15 g,),
  • Cholesterol 120 mg;
  • Sodium 150 mg;
  • Total Carbohydrate 61 g
    • (Dietary Fiber 1 g,
  • Protein 7 g;
Percent Daily Value*:
    *Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.