|For Easter or any special occasion serve this Italian cake. So easy to make, just put it all together the night before . Serves 10|
|1 lb||Ricotta cheese, drained||500 g|
|1/4 cup||Granulated sugar||50 mL|
|2 tbsp||Whipping cream||25 mL|
|3 tbsp||Orange liqueur or orange juice||50 mL|
|1/4 cup||Semisweet chocolate chips||50 mL|
|1/4 cup||Candied mixed fruit||50 mL|
CHOCOLATE MOCHA FROSTING
|1/4 cup||Butter softened||50 mL|
|1/2 cup||Cocoa||125 mL|
|2 cups||Confectioners sugar||500 mL|
|1/2 cup||Hot strong coffee||125 mL|
|1/2 tsp||Vanilla||2 mL|
Cut cake horizontally into 3 layers. Set aside.
FILLING: In a large bowl, beat ricotta cheese with an electric beater until creamy. Beat in sugar, cream and liqueur. Fold in the chocolate chips and candied fruit.
ASSEMBLE: Spread filling between layer. Chill while making frosting.
FROSTING: Beat all ingredients together in mixing bowl until smooth. Add more icing sugar or water if needed for proper spreading consistency. Frost top and sides of cake. Garnish serving dish and cake for the occasionNote: Can be prepared the night before. Refrigerate until serving.