Here, under wraps, is the dessert my friend Nick made for Easter dinner: Cassata alla Sulmonese. Several layers of butter cream, each incorporating a different mix-in (torrone, croccante, chopped chocolate, etc.) I foolishly thought that by quietly putting my placecard on it, I could reserve the entire cake for myself. Alas, that was not to be. But I did manage two generous servings (as did almost everyone else at table.) And I confess that I picked a little at the crumbs during cleanup after the guests left.