Cassata Cake


  • 20 oz. GalbaniĀ® Ricotta Cheese
  • 1 white cake mix
  • 2 1/2 cups powdered sugar
  • 1 Tbsp. anise extract
  • 4 oz. semi-sweet mini chocolate chips, plus extra for garnish
  • 4 oz. toasted almonds, for garnish
  • 2 cups heavy cream


  • Make cake following box directions, but using whole eggs instead of egg whites.
  • Bake in (2) 9-inch cake pans.
  • While cakes cool, mix ricotta cheese, 1 cup powdered sugar, anise extract, and chocolate chips in separate bowl.
  • Spread ricotta mixture evenly between each layer, stack and frost with 2 cups heavy cream whipped with remaining 1/2 cup powdered sugar.
  • Garnish with diced cherries and chocolate chips.