Marvelous Cannoli Cake

(from mayflowerkids’s recipe box)

Source: Taste if Home

Prep time: 30 minutes
Cook time: 25 minutes
Serves 12 people

Categories: cake, desert, italian


  • 1 pkg french vanilla cake mix
  • 1 carton(16oz.)ricotta cheese
  • 1/2 c confectioner's sugar
  • 2 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1 tsp almond extract
  • 1 tsp rum extract
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 oz semisweet chocolate,finely chopped
  • 2 cartons (8 oz. each)mascarpone cheese
  • 3/4 c confectioners sugar
  • 1/4 c whole milk
  • 2 tsp almond extract
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 c sliced almonds
  • 2 Tbsp minature semisweet chocolate chips


  1. Prepare and bake cake mix according to package directions, using two greased and floured 9 inch round baking pans. Cool for 10 minutes before removing from pans to wire racks to cool completely.

  2. In a large bowl, combine the ricotta cheese, confectioners sugar, cinnamon and extracts;stir in finely chopped chocolate. In another bowl, beat the mascarpone cheese, confectioners sugar, milk and extracts until smooth;cover and refrigerate filling and frosting until frosting reaches spreading consistency.

  3. Place one cake layer on a serving plate;spread with 1 cup filling. Top with second cake layer. Spread remaining filling over top to within one inch of edges. Frost sides and top edge of cake with 2 cups of frosting.

  4. Press almonds into sides of cake;pipe remaining frosting around edges,sprinkly chocolate chips over top. Refrigerate until serving

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