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       Title: Italian Celebration Cake
  Categories: Cakes, Chocolate
       Yield: 2 servings
  
       1    Frozen family sized pound
            -cake, (16 oz) thawed
       3 tb Orange flavoured liqueur
            -(can subst. orange juice)
      15 oz Carton ricotta
     1/2 c  Mini chocolate chips
       3 tb Candied fruit
  
   Cocoa-Mocha Frosting (recipe follows)
   
   Slice top and end pieces off pound cake to form rectangle.  Slice
   crosswise to form three even layers.  Sprinkle top of each layer with
   liqueur or juice.  Put fine sieve over mdm bowl. Using rubber
   scraper, press Ricotta thru sieve.  Fold in canndied fruit and
   chocolate chips.  Place bottom layer of cake on heavy duty foil.
   Spread evenly with half of cheese mixture. Top with 2 nd layer of
   cake, top with remaining cheese. Top with third layer, wrap tightly
   with foil, chill for two or three hours until well chilled.
   
   Cover top and sides with mocha frosting.  Cover and refrigerate.
   
   Cocoa-mocha Frosting:
   
   1/2 c butter, softened 3 Tbsp warm water 3 tsp powdered instant
   coffee 1/3 c European style cocoa 1 1/2 c powdered sugar
   
   In sm mixer bowl, beat butter until creamy.  In sm c, mix coffee
   powder and warm water.  Mix cocoa and powdered sugar, add alternately
   to butter with the coffee mixture.  Beat until smooth and creamy.
   Frost top and sides of cake.  Makes about 2 c frosting.
  
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