Italian Cassata Slice

This cassata is a long way away from its origin of a Sicilian dairy-filled recipe. Now veganised to be a healthier & kinder version, without sacrificing flavour.

Strikingly attractive with the colourful layers of glace fruits, dark chocolate shards and almonds this slice is highly decorative with a sweet and flavoursome appeal.

Buon appetito!

Italian Cassata Slice
Recipe Type: Dessert
Cuisine: Italian
Author: Sian
Serves 6
  • 12 x ice cream wafers
  • 1 x 454g tub toffuti ricotta cheese
  • 2/3 x 227g tub tofutti cream cheese
  • 4 tablespoons icing sugar
  • 2 teaspoons agar agar powder
  • ½ cup slivered almonds
  • ½ cup green glace cherries, whole
  • ½ cup red glace cherries, whole
  • ¼ cup glace pineapple
  • 2 tablespoons sultanas
  • 2 tablespoons dark chocolate pieces
  • Optional: Brandy or favourite liqueur
  1. Place 6 ice cream wafers into the base of mini loaf tins. If you do not have a mini loaf tin then simply find a dish or tray that will hold the six ice cream wafers close together so that you can cut it into 6 slices when set)
  2. In a food processor, combine the ricotta, cream cheese, icing sugar & agar agar. Remove and place in a bowl. Now add the slivered almonds, glace cherries, pineapple, sultanas & dark chocolate pieces. Add a small dash of liqueur now if you wish. Fold all ingredients through until the mixture is well combined then pour into your 6 loaf tins (or dish). Place the remaining ice cream wafers on the top and push down firmly but evenly on each wafer.
  3. Refrigerate overnight and cut out of the tins with a hot sharp knife.
  4. Serve with a strawberry coulis and dust liberally with icing sugar for presentation.

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