Cannoli Cake

(Last Updated On: August 16, 2020)

Cannoli Cake with Cannoli Cream Frosting: Moist melt in your mouth cake topped with a decadent cannoli cream frosting. Your favorite Italian dessert in cake form!


Cannoli Cake

Cannoli is a traditional Italian dessert that consists of crispy fried shells filled with sweetened ricotta. It is delicious ,but tricky/time consuming to make.

This  Cannoli Cake has all the flavors of traditional cannoli, but is a cinch to make.And Holy Cannoli is it good!

This milk soaked cake is topped with a rich cannoli cream frosting and plenty of chocolate chips.


It doesn’t require any fancy equipment and can easily be made without a mixer. Want to turn this into a cannoli birthday cake? Check out my layer cake version.

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Adapted via Life Love Sugar


Cannoli Cake

Cannoli Cake with Cannoli Cream Frosting: Moist melt in your mouth cake topped with a decadent cannoli cream frosting. Your favorite Italian dessert in cake form!
Course Cake
Cuisine Italian
Keyword Best, Birthday, Easy, Poke Cake
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Servings 12 Squares
Calories 525kcal
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  • 1 Box White Cake Mix (Plus Ingredents Called For on the Box)
  • 14 Ounce Can Sweetened Condensed Milk Divided
  • 1 1/2 Cup Ricotta Cheese Strained
  • 1 1/2 Cup Mascarpone Cheese
  • 2 Teaspoons Vanilla Extract
  • 1 Cup Powdered Sugar
  • 1/2 Teaspoons Cinnamon
  • 1/2 Cup Mini Chocolate Chips
  • Additional Powdered Sugar If Desired


  • Grease a 9x13 inch baking pan. Bake cake according to box directions. Cool completely.
  • Poke holes in the top of the cake. (I used a wooden spoon.)
  • Set aside 1/2 cup of the sweetened condensed milk. Pour the rest over the top of the cake.
  • Cover and refrigerate for ~1 hour or until milk is absorbed.
  • In a large bowl combine ricotta cheese, mascarpone cheese, cinnamon, and vanilla extract. Mix under smooth.
  • Add powdered sugar a little at a time until just combined.
  • Mix in remaining sweetened condensed milk.
  • Spread frosting evenly over cake.
  • Sprinkle with mini chocolate chips and dust with additional powdered sugar if desired.
  • Refrigerate for 2-3 hours before serving. Store in the refrigerator.


Calories: 525kcal | Carbohydrates: 69g | Protein: 10g | Fat: 22g | Saturated Fat: 14g | Cholesterol: 56mg | Sodium: 387mg | Potassium: 181mg | Sugar: 50g | Vitamin A: 635IU | Vitamin C: 0.8mg | Calcium: 300mg | Iron: 1.1mg
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Cannoli Cake Shopping Tips: 

Don’t substitute cottage cheese for the ricotta in this recipe. It is cheaper but will not give you the same rich flavor or texture.


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What do you think of this cannoli cake? What is your favorite cannoli filling?