Cannoli Cupcakes Recipe
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Cannoli Cupcakes Recipe

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These jumbo cupcakes feature a fluffy, creamy cannoli-like filling. White chocolate curls on top are the crowning touch.—Taste of Home Test Kitchen
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 50 min. Bake: 25 min. + cooling
MAKES:8 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 50 min. Bake: 25 min. + cooling
MAKES: 8 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 package white cake mix (regular size)
  • 3/4 cup heavy whipping cream, divided
  • 1 cup ricotta cheese
  • 1 cup confectioners' sugar
  • 1/2 cup Mascarpone cheese
  • 1/4 teaspoon almond extract
  • 1/2 cup chopped pistachios
  • 4 ounces white baking chocolate, chopped
  • White chocolate curls

Nutritional Facts

1 cupcake (calculated without chocolate curls) equals 786 calories, 48 g fat (21 g saturated fat), 81 mg cholesterol, 565 mg sodium, 78 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 13 g protein.

Directions

  1. Prepare cake mix batter according to package directions. Fill paper-lined jumbo muffin cups three-fourths full. Bake according to package directions for 24-28 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean. Cool for 10 minutes before removing from pans to wire racks to cool completely.
  2. In a small bowl, beat 1/2 cup cream until stiff peaks form; set aside. In a large bowl, combine the ricotta cheese, confectioners' sugar, Mascarpone cheese and extract until smooth. Fold in pistachios and the whipped cream.
  3. Cut the top off each cupcake. Spread or pipe cupcakes with cheese mixture; replace tops. In a small saucepan, melt white baking chocolate with remaining cream over low heat; stir until smooth. Remove from the heat. Cool to room temperature. Spoon over cupcakes; sprinkle with chocolate curls. Refrigerate leftovers. Yield: 8 cupcakes.
Originally published as Cannoli Cupcakes in Taste of Home's Holiday & Celebrations Cookbook Annual 2009, p64

Nutritional Facts

1 cupcake (calculated without chocolate curls) equals 786 calories, 48 g fat (21 g saturated fat), 81 mg cholesterol, 565 mg sodium, 78 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 13 g protein.

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Reviewed Jan. 31, 2014

"This was simple and delicious. I followed the suggestion of making it a layer cake and my family LOVED it! Thank you for a great recipe."

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Reviewed Aug. 18, 2012

"My friend at work wanted some cupcakes for her daughter's birthday and did not want just plain ones so I made these for her and daughter to try. Wow, they loved them and some of my co-workers also. I am making them again for her daughter's birthday."

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Reviewed Dec. 17, 2011

"Everyone fell in love with these delicious cupcakes. They are easy to make."

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Reviewed Oct. 31, 2011

"Instead of making the cup cakes I placed the cake mix in a 9x13 pan and iced the cake once cooled with the topping...very good and more people could share the wonderful recipe."

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Reviewed Feb. 9, 2011

"If you love cannoli's, you will love this recipe.I used dark chocolate curls and everyone loved it."

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