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Jul 14, 2010 08:45 AM

Where can I find amazing Itallian Cassata Cake (Cannoli Cake)??

Hi Everyone,

I am new to the Manhattan Chowhound site... I used to be in Chicago. Anyway, I went to a friends wedding years ago and their wedding cake was a Cannoli cake.

So here I am years later STILL thinking about this cake. What I have learned from my web search is that it is also called an Italian or Sicilian Cassata cake. What I also have learned is that there are many many Italian bakeries in this large city but I have no idea if they have this cake or if it’s worth going to buy it.

Could you please suggest where I can buy this cake? I'd prefer Manhattan but I don't mind travelling off the beaten path for something amazing!

Oh yeah - hopefully their cake doesn't have those bits of dried fruit in it.... Ferrara has this and I hear that's kind of gross and it wouldn’t be the cake I dream about.

Thanks so much!

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  1. gian & piero bakery in astoria queens. you can also try il brigante restaurant at south st seaport

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    1. re: daffyduck

      I'll bet Rocco's on Bleecker St. has it.

    2. I have never heard the term cannoli cake. But you should be aware that dried fruit is an integral ingredient in cassata; if you do not like dried citrus peel and other dried fruits you may be in trouble.

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      1. re: erica

        Not so, I recently had some with only chocolate chips though I don't know what bakery it was from. Calling in advance and ordering might allow you to express a preference. I'd call Rocco's and Veniero's.

        1. re: erica

          I make cassata cake and don't put candied peel, I use small chocolate chips. I think it tastes better.

          1. re: Pookipichu

            You can make it however you like, and I am sure the chocolate was good, but traditional cassata is made with candied citrus peel. Strangely enough, I had a cassata wedding cake, too.

        2. definiately call the places you plan to visit to see if their cakes match what youre looking for

          1. has anyone ever tried a cassata with gelato instead of cream? if so, where did you guys get it?

            1. Veniero's in manhattan

              fortunato brother's in brooklyn

              342 E 11th St, New York, NY 10003

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              1. re: Asumnuthin

                Another vote for Veniero's....

                342 E 11th St, New York, NY 10003