Can I make 2 round love cakes in pans lined with parchment, then remove them from pans, stack and frost? Does this change cooking time?

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    Can you explain what a "love cake" is and how this pan treatment differs from the standard preparation? A recipe might help, too. – Catija Apr 19 '17 at 21:01

I presume you are talking about cassata Siciliana (Sicilian feast cake) often served at weddings. It being thin (1 - 1.5 cm) slices of pound cake, layered with a ricotta/mascarpone cheese filling, and coated with a chocolate glaze or frosting.

In which case you can, but I recommend cutting each layer in half to make 4 total.

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  • Cassata is made with sponge cake, not pound cake. – jscs Apr 20 '17 at 12:34
  • Sort of...made with boxed cake mix, then add ricotta, mascarpone (sinks to bottom as it bakes). All of the instructions just have it in 9 x 13 baking pan – MamaBakes Apr 20 '17 at 21:27
  • @joshcaswell Thank you, I based my cassata on an old recipe I had copied years ago (preinternet). Looking at real cassatas, they appear much better than my recipe. Having some almond paste and mixed candied fruit at hand, I know what I'm doing this weekend:) – wumpus D'00m Apr 21 '17 at 22:23
  • I'm envious; hope it comes out well! – jscs Apr 22 '17 at 17:15

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