Appetizers & Side Dishes

Cannoli Cake Recipe

Prep Time: 40 min  |  Cook Time: 40 min  |  Servings: 16  |  Calories: 296
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Prep Time
40 min
Cook Time
40 min

This airy cannoli cake with Sargento® Whole Milk Ricotta Cheese is a breeze to make. It’s a delightfully cool treat after a summery meal.

  • 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® Whole Milk 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
  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.

Nutrition Facts
16 Servings
Amount Per Serving
Calories 296
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 20 grams
Saturated Fat 12 grams
Monounsaturated Fat 5 grams
Cholesterol 97 milligrams
Sodium 51 milligrams
Total Carbohydrates 26 grams
Dietary Fiber 1 grams
Protein 5 grams
Vitamin A 163RE
Calcium 75mg 7%
Iron 1mg 6%
The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a serving of food contributes to a daily diet. 2000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
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