Cannoli cupcakes. The filling of the cannoli is the best part and that's why these cupcakes are so amazing. Filled to the brim with the good stuff. Prepare cake mix batter according to package directions.

Cannoli cupcakes

Cannoli Cupcakes combine two of the best desserts in the world (cupcakes and cannoli) to make one unforgettable indulgence! You get a perfect vanilla cupcake topped with a ricotta cannoli filling and a chocolate whipped cream topping. These are proof that dreams do come true! You can have Cannoli cupcakes using 10 ingredients and 6 steps. Here is how you achieve that.

Ingredients of Cannoli cupcakes

  1. Prepare box of cake mix, plus ingredients called for on the box.
  2. Prepare 1/2 c. of butter, softened.
  3. You need 8 oz. (1 block) of cream cheese, softened.
  4. It’s 1/2 c. of whole milk ricotta cheese.
  5. Prepare 3 c. of powdered sugar.
  6. It’s 1 tsp. of pure vanilla extract.
  7. Prepare 1/4 tsp. of cinnamon.
  8. You need 1/4 tsp. of kosher salt.
  9. It’s 1/3 c. of mini chocolate chips.
  10. Prepare 1/2 c. of chocolate chips.

Fill the cupcake with cannoli cream and use a spiraling motion to create a swirl of the cream on top of the cupcake. Melt the dark chocolate and coconut oil together. Carefully, dip the tops of the cupcakes into the melted chocolate. Cannoli Cupcakes, delicious homemade cupcake recipe with quick and easy Italian cannoli cream frosting with mini chocolate chips.

Cannoli cupcakes step by step

  1. Preheat oven to 350°. Line two 12-cup cupcake pans with cupcake liners.
  2. Prepare batter according to package instructions. Divide batter between cupcake liners and bake until a toothpick inserted into the middle of a cupcake comes out clean, about 20 minutes..
  3. Let cupcakes cool completely. Meanwhile, make frosting: In a large bowl, beat together butter, cream cheese, and ricotta until fluffy. Add powdered sugar, vanilla, cinnamon, and salt and beat until smooth and fluffy. Fold in mini chocolate chips..
  4. Transfer the frosting to a large pastry bag (or resealable plastic bag) cut with a large tip. Using a teaspoon, scoop out the middle of each cupcake to create a small well. Pipe the frosting onto each cupcake, filling the wells.
  5. Using 50 percent power and working in 30-second increments, microwave chocolate chips until the chocolate has just melted. Let cool slightly. Spoon the melted chocolate on top of the frosting.
  6. Let chocolate set slightly then serve..

This tasty family-friendly dessert is the best for holidays, birthday, or any special occasion. Chocolate covered cannoli cupcakes are a delicious treat! So, of course, dipping the cupcakes in chocolate is optional. I mean, you can just fill and ice them with the cannoli cream, and they would be delicious just like that. But in my humble opinion, the chocolate shell makes them that much better.

By Sandra