We made a Cannoli Cake for Jacob's birthday last week. This cake kind of evolved from a brainstorming session we had. After Jacob tasted a cannoli at a local restaurant, he decided he wanted some for his birthday. I found these cannoli cones, as I wasn't too keen on trying to fry the cannoli shell.
While Jacob liked the idea of the cannoli cones, he wondered if he could somehow put the cannoli cones on top of a cake. Now, I love a good dessert, but I thought that was a bit over top. So, we finally settled on the idea of using the cannoli cream as a filling.
The cake was a big hit. It was good! The birthday boy approved.
Bob even brought home one little cannoli for the finishing touch on top.
I actually used a box mix, white cake doctored just a bit, added mini- chips to the batter as well as the cannoli cream. I followed the recipe from the cannoli cones for the cannoli cream, and used this recipe for the chocolate frosting.
It was a simple to make and tasted yummy. Lots of bang for my baking buck!
Hope you and your family have a blessed Holy Week and a wonderful Easter. Don't forget to start the Divine Mercy novena on Good Friday, one of my very favorites.