My best friend's birthday was a few weeks back and she made a request for a cassata cake for the occasion. I quickly agreed to make one as cassata is one of my favorite cakes and I was excited to try it. Little did I know how hard a time I would have finding the "right" recipe. Apparently in Cleveland cassata cake is different than traditional "cassata ricotta cake". In Cleveland we forgo the ricotta for custard. Luckily I was able to find a correct recipe for this type here.
The whole cake isn't by any means hard to make, just time consuming. The creator of the recipe recommends making the cake & custard ahead of time so you can just assemble the day of, I ran out of time and wasn't able to refrigerate for as long as she recommended, but the cake turned out scrumptious nonetheless. Everyone loved it and I heard it declared "best cake ever". Warning: It is incredibly rich!