Marvelous Cannoli Cake Recipe

A luscious, chocolate-studded cannoli filling separates the tender vanilla layers of this rich cake, which starts with a package mix. It’s best when served well chilled.
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PREP TIME

25

minutes

TOTAL TIME

55

minutes

SERVINGS

12

servings

PREP TIME

25

minutes

TOTAL TIME

55

minutes

SERVINGS

12

servings

Ingredients

  • Ingredients

  • 1

    package (18-1/4 ounces) French vanilla cake mix

  • FILLING:

  • 1

    carton (16 ounces) ricotta cheese

  • 1/2

    cup confectioners' sugar

  • 2

    teaspoons ground cinnamon

  • 1

    teaspoon almond extract

  • 1

    teaspoon rum extract

  • 1

    teaspoon vanilla extract

  • 2

    ounces semisweet chocolate, finely chopped

  • FROSTING:

  • 2

    cartons (8 ounces each) Mascarpone cheese

  • 3/4

    cup confectioners' sugar, sifted

  • 1/4

    cup whole milk

  • 2

    teaspoons almond extract

  • 1

    teaspoon vanilla extract

  • 1

    cup sliced almonds

  • 2

    tablespoons miniature semisweet chocolate chips

Directions

Directions Prepare and bake cake mix according to package directions, using two greased and floured 9-in. round baking pans. Cool for 10 minutes before removing from pans to wire racks to cool completely. In a large bowl, combine the ricotta cheese, confectioners' sugar, cinnamon and extracts; stir in chocolate. In another bowl, beat the Mascarpone cheese, confectioners' sugar, milk and extracts on medium speed until creamy (do not overmix). Place one cake layer on a serving plate; spread with 1 cup filling. Top with second cake layer. Spread remaining filling over top of cake to within 1 in. of edges. Frost sides and top edge of cake with 2 cups frosting. Press almonds into sides of cake. Sprinkle chocolate chips over top. Refrigerate until serving. Yield: 12 servings.

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