Sunday, April 1, 2012

Birthday Treat :: Cannoli Cake

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.

Divine Mercy Novena


Mama Ruby said...

You are quite the chef! That looks delish!!!

Jessica said...

That looks amazing. Cannoli's are my favorite dessert. I would never have thought of this! Did you pin it to your Pinterest page??

Jen4Ever4Always said...

Thanks! No, I haven't pinned it :)

Patty said...

Oh my! That looks divine! I love a good cannoli :) I really like your cake plate as well. Very cute, Jen.

Jill said...

Looks yummy!

Jen4Ever4Always said...

Thanks Patty! I've had that plate for many years, I really like it too :)

Tifflynene said...

Wow and double wow, that looks amazing! I'll have to remember this one. Love the Divine Mercy and the Novena is a Good Friday tradition in our family too:) It's so comforting knowing so many other families are praying right a long with you!

Lindsey Aylward said...

This looks amazing! I'm going to have to add it to my birthday wishlist. Thanks for sharing!

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