No-Bake Amaretti Cake Recipe

No-Bake Amaretti Cake Recipe

Ingredients: Makes one 20 cm / 8 in cake

100 g/4 oz butter or margarine

175 g/6 oz plain (semi-sweet) chocolate
75 g/3 oz Amaretti biscuits (cookies), coarsely crushed
175 g/6 oz walnuts, chopped

50 g/2 oz pine nuts
75 g/3 oz glace (candied) cherries, chopped
30 ml/2 tbsp Grand Marnier
225 g/8 oz/1 cup Mascarpone cheese

Method:

Melt the butter or margarine and chocolate in a heatproof bowl set over a pan of gently simmering water. Remove from the heat and stir in the biscuits, nuts and cherries. Spoon into a sandwich tin (pan) lined with clingfilm (plastic wrap) and press down gently. Chill for 1 hour until set. Turn out on to a serving plate and remove the clingfilm. Beat the Grand Marnier into the Mascarpone and spoon over the base.

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