The Most Amazing Cannoli Cupcakes Ever!!

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Italian Cannoli Cupcake

Here is the recipe for the delicious cannoli cupcakes from our Italian-Inspired Farewell Party. They were a huge hit!


  • 1 boxed marble cake mix (yes, I cheated)
  • 1 (15oz.) container of whole milk ricotta cheese (at room temperature)
  • 1 package of cream cheese (at room temperature)
  • 1 ½ to 2 cups powdered sugar
  • ½ tsp. almond extract
  • 1 cup semi-sweet or dark chocolate chocolate chips
  • Cocoa powder and cinnamon for garnish


  1. Follow directions on the back of the cake box for 24 cupcakes and bake according to package directions.
  2. For the frosting, mix together the room temperature ricotta, room temperature cream cheese, 1-1/2 cups of powdered sugar and almond extract by hand (do not use a mixer).
  3. Mix until combined. You may need to add in the additional 1/2 cup of powdered sugar to get the consistency you want. Ricotta cheese has a lot of moisture so add in more if need be.
  4. Mix in your chocolate chips.
  5. Refrigerate your frosting in a large plastic storage bag as you wait for the cupcakes to cook and then cool.
  6. Cut the tip of the storage bag and pipe evenly onto each cupcake.
  7. Garnish by sifting cocoa powder and cinnamon over top each cupcake.  I added small Italian flags, too.

These are a delicious ending to any Italian meal–consider them for your next supper club or big family dinner.


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  1. sounds DELICIOUS! I LOVE CANNOLIS! So I know I’d love these.

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