troppo spiritosi :: Sicilian Cassata Cupcakes - vanilla/amaretto/rum cake with chopped maraschino cherries, filled with ricotta filling, topped with an almond/amaretto buttercream, chopped (home made) candied orange peels and chopped pistachios.

troppo spiritosi :: Sicilian Cassata Cupcakes - vanilla/amaretto/rum cake with chopped maraschino cherries, filled with ricotta filling, topped with an almond/amaretto buttercream, chopped (home made) candied orange peels and chopped pistachios.

Today we'll give you a taste of the famous Sicilian pastries, mainly prepared with ricotta cheese and almond paste.   The Sicilian cassata is a rich and colorful dessert: it takes some time, but the end result is a masterpiece of Italian cuisine!  Buon Appetito :D

Today we'll give you a taste of the famous Sicilian pastries, mainly prepared with ricotta cheese and almond paste. The Sicilian cassata is a rich and colorful dessert: it takes some time, but the end result is a masterpiece of Italian cuisine! Buon Appetito :D

Cassata Siciliana ~  It is a delicious dessert made with sponge cake, filled with sweet ricotta and chocolate and decorated with candied fruits and royal icing.  Even though nowadays you can buy a cassata throughout the year, it is traditionally eaten at Easter.

Cassata siciliana

Cassata Siciliana ~ It is a delicious dessert made with sponge cake, filled with sweet ricotta and chocolate and decorated with candied fruits and royal icing. Even though nowadays you can buy a cassata throughout the year, it is traditionally eaten at Easter.

Insalata di Arance: A Sicilian Orange Salad, the perfect combination of sweet and salty. Great as a snack or appetizer.

Insalata di Arance: A Sicilian Orange Salad, the perfect combination of sweet and salty. Great as a snack or appetizer.

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