Friday, December 17, 2010

Ricotta Nutella Chocolate Frangelico Cassata Cake

Life is good, Nutella, Frangelico, Ricotta, cookie cake an amazing dessert...here it is! I usually don't give reviews on my own desserts, but this one is by far the best dessert, bar none,  I have ever eaten....so if you like Italian Cassata or  Cannoli and you love chocolate and Nutella,  you can't afford to miss this one, seriously this is awesome and I can't wait till you try this one! It has the cruncy of cannoli but in a bar form !!!
 
I have no idea what took me so long to figure out this one, something like Cassata but with Nutella and then with a shot of Frangelico, if your a lover of these flavors like me, this will be your new found love of desserts~


Crust:
2-1/3 cups flour
3/4 cup sugar
1 cup cold butter cut up
1-1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1 egg
1 Tablespoon milk
1 Tablespoon Marsala wine

For the filling:
14 oz.  Homemade fresh Ricotta or store bought
3/4 cup sugar
1 cup mini chocolate chips
1 shot of Frangelico or other hazelnut liqueur
1/2 cup Nutella

In a large bowl mix the ingredients for the crust, I microwave the butter for 20 second, then add it to the dry ingredients. Mix this quickly not to over mix the dough.  I then use two pans that are fudge size tins to make two of these pans. Spread the dough around 1/2 thick on the bottom of greased  pans and refrigerate for 30 minutes. You will use the remainder of this dough to crumble on top. Refrigerate that separately.
Mix the Ricotta and sugar with a fork.
 Add the chocolate chips and mix again and then evenly spread it on top of the crust. Spread with teaspoons of Nutella over this mixture. Add 1/2 a shot of Frangelico over  each of the tops of  the two tin mixtures.
 Take the remainder of the crust and crumble it with your hands letting the pieces fall over the filling. Press it down gently  Bake in a preheated oven for 50 to 60 minutes at 320°. Serve it at room temperature with  real whipped cream topping ....or just plain...
A must try, keep this on your list,  you won't be sorry.... a great surprise for any occassion.....

26 comments:

Cucina di Barbara said...

mmmmh....ne vorrei avere un pezzo giusto ora con la mia tazza di tea:)
Buona giornata
Barbaraxx

Melynda said...

Wow, what an impressive dessert! I so want to make this. Thanks for the review and recipe.

Belinda said...

I believe you! Can't go wrong with Nutella.

Indonesian In Turkey said...

Scrumptious ! I think u r ready for christmas now :D

valerioscialla said...

fantastic recipe Claudia!! i love Nutella and frangelico. Have a nice we

ARLENE said...

That screams decadent! What a wonderful combination of favorite flavors you've created.

The Food Hunter said...

This may just be my new favorite way to eat nutella

Claudia said...

U love Cassata! Now you add in more Nutella goodness and it just sings Christmas.

Gera@SweetsFoodsBlog said...

Decadent, guilty-pleasure - Love that cake!!

Cheers,

Gera

Kathy Gori said...

Good lord Claudia!!! this looks amazing. I've got to go get some nutella

Moogie said...

OMG.....this is a super recipe!

alison said...

a very impressive desert!

Vicki Bensinger said...

This looks incredible. I'll have to get the ingredients to make this. I'm salivating just thinking about it.

Vicki Bensinger said...

This looks incredible. I'm going to have to go out and get the ingredients to make it. I'm salivating just thinking about it.

Bianca said...

Looks like another favorite for the hubby!

Kim Kelly said...

Oh my goodness, Claudia!! This looks phenomenal!! I just discovered Nutella, I'm eager to give this a try!

buttercupdays said...

I could eat Nutella by itself with Frangelico poured on top. Seriously this looks amazing!

Foodessa said...

To think I came close to missing this post!
Wow...the ingredients alone have me humming. So, a shot of Frangelico is enough...are you sure? LOL

Thanks for this dessert, defintely book marked ;o)

Ciao,
Claudia

TheChocolatePriestess said...

Interesting recipe. If one can't use Nuetella (nut allergies) would something else work?

Melynda said...

Hello Claudia, we had this wonderful dessert for our Christmas dinner. This will be made again, it is really so easy, especially for the wonderful flavored results. Thanks again.

Baking Decorations said...

What a great dessert. Thanks for sharing. Everything is delicious with Nutella!

bananamondaes said...

This looks incredible. I love Frangelico but have only ever had it in hot chocolate. This recipe is great.

bananamondaes said...

This looks incredible. I love Frangelico but have only ever had it in hot chocolate. This recipe is great.

Anonymous said...

What size are the pans? 13x9x2, or something smaller?

Pegasuslegend said...

These here were two small disposable fudge pans which using one would be a brownie size pan. 13x9 would be too thin. After you mix the dough you can decide whether you like it thick or thin we like thick, so using smaller pans makes this like a cassata cake. Two 8 inch rounds works, or even two squares.

Jersey Girl Cooks said...

Wow, what a cake!