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The Sicilian Cassata (Cassata Siciliana), perhaps the most famous sweet islander, is a layered cake made of sponge cake soaked in liquor, combined with ricotta, fruit and marzipan.
Born in Sicily (Sicilia), cassata has become a traditional Easter dish in all of Italy. Despite the apparent simplicity, a recipe for a unique dessert is in almost every city on the island. But traditional, nevertheless, is considered a cassata from Palermo (Palermo).
Like many dishes with ancient history, the roots of cassata are Sicilian lost in the mists of time. Continue reading