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    Cassata, a Socilian cake made for festive occasions, is filled with layered mixtures of ricotta, vanilla, candied fruit, sugar, and liqueur--we used juicy brandied cherries. Now there's a reason to celebrate!

    Ingredients

    • 3 cups fresh ricotta cheese
    • 2 cups granulated sugar
    • 1 tablespoon freshly grated orange zest
    • 1 vanilla bean, halved lengthwise
    • 1 1/2 cups drained brandied cherries plus 1/4 cup liquid from jar
    • Vegetable-oil cooking spray
    • 1 cup all-purpose flour, plus more for dusting
    • 1/2 cup milk
    • 4 tablespoons unsalted butter
    • 2 large eggs, room temperature
    • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
    • 1 teaspoon baking powder
    • 1/4 teaspoon salt
    • Confectioners' sugar, for dusting

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    Nutritional Info
    ESHA
    • Servings Per Recipe: 9
    • Amount Per Serving
    • Calories: 440 % Daily Value *
    • Total Fat: 16 g 25.25%
    • Saturated Fat: 10 g 51.53%
    • Trans Fat: 0 g %
    • Cholesterol: 57 mg 19.03%
    • Sodium: 202 mg 8.44%
    • Calcium: 206 mg 20.59%
    • Potassium: 124 mg 3.55%
    • Magnesium: 0 mg 0%
    • Iron: 1 mg 5.78%
    • Zinc: 0 mg 0%
    • Total Carbohydrate: 63 g %
    • Dietary Fiber: 1 g 3.77%
    • Sugar: 49 g
    • Protein: 11 g
    • Alcohol: 0 g
    • Omega 3 Fatty Acid: 0 g
    • Omega 6 Fatty Acid: 0 g
    • Vitamin A 11.34%
    • Vitamin C 4.01%
    • Vitamin D 3.8%
    • * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
    Diabetes Exchanges
    • Exchange - Fat3
    • Exchange - Fruit0
    • Exchange - NonFat Milk0
    • Exchange - Other Carbs3
    • Exchange - Starch1
    • Exchange - Vegetables0
    • Exchange - Lean Meat1
    • Exchange - Alcohol0
    MyPlate Info
    • MyPlate - Grain Total1 oz-eq
    • MyPlate - Vegetable Total0 c
    • MyPlate - Fruit0 c
    • MyPlate - Dairy1 c
    • MyPlate - Protein Total0 oz-eq