Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Chocolate Chip Cannoli Cupcakes

When I saw this pin for cannoli cupcakes, I just knew I had to give them a whirl. We all know how I love combining two sweets together. So, on Monday I gave them a go.

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Start by making the cupcake batter according to the directions.

Bake at 350 for 18-20 minutes. While the cupcakes are baking, go ahead and make the cannoli filling. This is where I ran into some trouble….

The recipe says to beat the ricotta cheese, confectioners’ sugar & vanilla for about 5 minutes. I beat the mixture for at least 8 minutes and it never formed into a creamy texture. I tried adding more sugar, it made no difference. I ended up just leaving it as is. Then I mixed in the mini chocolate chips.

Once the cupcakes are cool, you can fill them with the cannoli cream. I used a cupcake corer I purchased from Target (on sale!). The source site gives directions on how to core it with just a small knife. Once the cupcake is cored, fill it with the cream then put the top of the cupcake back on.

The final and easiest step is to make the whipped cream. Just beat the heavy whipping cream with sugar. Top the cupcake with a dollop and garnish with mini chocolate chips.

Another new plate from Grace

The Verdict: The cupcake portion of this recipe is delicious! One of the best cupcakes I’ve ever made. (And I was extra nervous because I don’t have a good track record with recipes that involve sour cream). The whipped cream was great as well but that's hard to mess up. The cannoli filling however, left much to be desired. I couldn’t get the right consistency and it tasted bland. There wasn’t much to it. But overall the cupcakes were great. In fact, I just had a few for dinner right now!

Things to Note/Consider: The cupcakes take about 75 minutes from start to finish. Next time, I would use less ricotta cheese and more sugar for the filling. Also, I would suggest making the holes in the cupcakes a tad bit deeper then I did so that they can be filled with more cannoli cream. Other than that, I wouldn’t change a thing! I will definitely be making these again!


  1. I haven't met a filled cupcake that I didn't like yet. These sound amazing!

    1. They were so delicious! I can't wait to make them again. Thanks for stopping by!

  2. These look so delish! Thanks for sharing at Mrs Foxs Sweet Party :)

  3. Just wanted to let you know that I am featuring your cupcakes at my I Love Fridays link party. Feel free to stop by and grab a button. I can't wait to see what you link up this week :)


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