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The Sicilian Cassata is the queen of Sicilian pastry. It is a dessert, with sumptuous decorations, made with sponge cake, ricotta cream and chocolate drops, royal pasta and candied fruit. The origin of the Sicilian cassata, a mix of aromas and flavors, is traced back to the Arab domination in Palermo between the 9th and 11th centuries. In fact, the name Cassata "Quas'at" derives from the Arabic, which means "large bowl", the name of the bowl in which the creamy cheese filling was mixed with sugar.