Monday, June 27, 2011

Cannolli Cake

This is my take on a cannolli inspired cake. The cake base has a touch a cinnamon like you would find in a cannolli shell. Then the top of the cake is hardened chocolate which remind me of the chocolate dipped cannolli shells. Of course the filling is the main component....give this a try if you love cannollis.


1 box vanilla cake mix, plus the ingredients the directions call for
3/4 teaspoon cinnamon
8 ounces ricotta that has been strained
8 ounces mascarpone cheese
1/4 cup plus 2 tablespoons powdered sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
zest of one orange
1/2 cup mini chocolate chips
1 container vanilla frosting
4 ounces semisweet chocolate, chopped into pieces
1/2 stick butter


Mix together cake mix and required ingredients according the the boxed instructions, add in cinnamon. Bake 2 round layers according the boxed instructions.

While cake is baking. Beat together ricotta, mascarpone, vanilla and powdered sugar. Stir in zest and chocolate chips.

After cake is cooled, assemble cake by placing filling between the cake layers (the amount of filling you use is up to you). Frost the sides with vanilla frosting (you will not need to entire container).

In the microwave melt together butter and chocolate about 2 minutes, or until melted. Check and stir frequently . Let cool for five minutes.

Carefully poor over assembled cake. Store in the refrigerator.

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