This was something brand new to me.
A frozen dessert called “Cassata” has been very popular among Japanese instagramers.
Apparently, one of the major convenience stores recently began selling this dessert, which became a big hit, particularly among dieters (apparently, it has relatively lower calories).
When I did a little google research, I found out that Cassata is a traditional cake from Sicily, Italy, consisting of cake sponge, ricotta cheese, candied fruit, nuts, and sometimes a layer of marzipan.
When I looked at some pictures, I realized that this is a colorful cake!
I also found some frozen Cassata online, but I’m not sure if it is considered traditional.
My version was adapted from Ms. AYA’s https://www.instagram.com/mmm_diet_160/ recipe (in Japanese).
I used her recipe for the top part but made my own bottom.
I have no idea how close this is to the “real” cassata, but it turned out great.
Doesn’t this look pretty?
I packed it with a lot of nuts and fruits.
This is light, refreshing, yet very satisfying.
It firms up in the freezer, but it never gets too hard, and it softens quickly once it’s out of the freezer.
I like it when it starts to melt and soften.