I’d bought a 9″ square cake ring and couldn’t wait to put it to use. I was too lazy to bake a cake from scratch, so I put together a dessert that didn’t require baking, but could still fill up a cake ring.
This italian dessert can be put together on a wimp, unless you’re baking the sponge fingers or sponge cake layers instead of using store-bought ladyfinger sponges. All you need is some heavy cream, mascarpone cheese, sugar, Amaretto, expresso and the sponges.
Normally, I would have piled on the mascarpone cream, but my family had complained that the last one I made had too high a cream-to-sponge ratio. This is the waistline-friendlier version with 2/3 the amount of cream. No complaints received this time!