Appetizers & Side Dishes

Cannoli Cake

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Cannoli Cake
Prep Time
40 min
Cook Time
40 min
Servings
16
Calories
300

Ingredients
  • 4 eggs
  • 2/3 cup sugar
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup (1 stick) butter or margarine, melted and cooled
  • 1/4 cup chopped semisweet chocolate
  • 1 recipe Ricotta Filling
  • 1 recipe Whipped Cream Frosting
  • Fresh berries or candied cherries, for garnish
  • =Ricotta Filling:
  • 2 cups (15 oz.) Sargento® Part-Skim Ricotta Cheese
  • 3 Tbsp. sugar
  • 1-1/2 tsp. vanilla
  • 1 cup whipping cream, whipped
  • 1 cup semisweet mini chocolate chips
  • =Whipped Cream Frosting:
  • 2 cups whipping cream
  • 2 Tbsp. confectioners sugar
  • 1/2 tsp. vanilla
Directions
  1. Beat eggs and sugar on medium speed in bowl with an electric mixer 5 minutes or until thick. Gently fold in flour and butter; pour into greased and floured 8-inch round cake pan. Bake in preheated 350°F oven 40 minutes or until cake feels firm when touched in center. Cool in pan 5 minutes. Remove from pan and cool completely on wire rack.
  2. To make Ricotta Filling: Beat Ricotta cheese, sugar and vanilla on medium speed in bowl with electric mixer 3 minutes. Fold in whipped cream and chocolate chips.
  3. To make Whipped Cream Frosting: Beat cream on high speed in bowl with electric mixer until soft peaks form. Beat in sugar and vanilla.
  4. Cut cake in half horizontally using sharp serrated knife. Cut each layer in half again horizontally. Place 1 layer on serving platter; spread with one-third Ricotta filling. Repeat procedure, ending with cake layer. No sooner than 6 hours before serving, frost sides and top of cake with all but 1 cup frosting. Decorate with remaining frosting, chopped chocolate and fruit. Refrigerate until serving time.

Serving Size 16

Calories 300

*Percent Daily Values (DV) are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

Amount/Serving %DV*
Total Fat 21.40g 33%
Sat. Fat 12.90g 65%
Mono Unsat. Fat 5.70
Poly Unsat. Fat 0.90g
Cholesterol 102mg 34%
Sodium 65mg 3%
Amount/Serving%DV*
Total Carbohydrate 25g 8%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Sugars 0g
Protein 5g
Amount/Serving%DV*
Vitamin A 163RE
Vitamin C 0mg 0%
Calcium 73mg 7%
Iron 1mg 6%