Cassata Rustica

  • serves 8-10

This cake is packed with chocolate, candied fruit and ricotta mixed with sugar - a real Italian delight!

22 Ratings
Directions for: Cassata Rustica


1 store-bought pie shell, cooked

1 kg ricotta

sponge cake or slices of Savoiardi "Lady Finger" cookies

3 Tbsp icing sugar

200 g semisweet chocolate, chopped

200 g candied fruit, orange, chopped

4 Tbsp sugar

½ cup water

1 Tbsp sugar

½ cup rum


1. Prepare pie shell in pie tray.

2. In a mixing bowl, mix the ricotta with sugar, candied fruit, and chocolate.

3. Add to pie shell and spread evenly. On top of the ricotta mixture and to close the pie crust add slices of sponge cake or Savoiardi cookies. In a saucepot, heat up your water. Remove from heat and add sugar and rum. With a pastry brush, lightly coat the sponge cake/cookies with your mixture of water, sugar, and rum.

4. Place a plate on top and flip the cake over. Sprinkle with icing sugar.

5. Rest in fridge for an hour and serve.

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