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Cannoli Layered Cake

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Course: Dessert
Servings: 10 Slices
Calories: 1818kcal
Author: Wendy


Cake Ingredients

  • 2 boxes of french vanilla cake mix
  • 6 large eggs
  • 2 cups whole milk
  • 1 cup unsalted butter, softened
  • 3 9 inch cake boards
  • 3 10 inch cake boards

Cannoli Frosting

  • 4 cups Mascarpone Cheese, softened
  • 5 cups powdered sugar
  • 1 tablespoon pure vanilla extract
  • 4 cups mini chocolate chips
  • 1 medium ice cream scoop
  • 1 large piping bag with star tip

Chocolate Ganache Ingredients

  • 1 cup semisweet chocolate chips
  • ½ cup heavy whipping cream
  • 6 Chocolate Chip Cannoli's cut in half


Cake Directions

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees and spray cake pans with pam baking spray, set aside.
  • Using a standing mixer or hand beater, beat until combined all cake ingredients.
  • Divide the batter evenly between the three cake pans.
  • Bake in the oven for 25-30 minutes.
  • Allow to cool completely.

Mascarpone Cheese Frosting:

  • Using a standing mixer, beat the mascarpone cheese, powdered sugar and vanilla extract together until combined.
  • Scoop 1 C of frosting into the piping bag.
  • Building the cake.
  • Remove cakes from cake pans and place onto cake boards.
  • Using the cake leveler, remove the domes to make even layers.
  • Using one of the layers, scoop about 1 C of frosting onto the top of the layer and spread evenly.
  • Sprinkle ¼ C of mini chocolate chips.
  • Place the second layer on top and repeat the previous steps.
  • Place the last layer on top and frost entire cake.
  • Using the remaining mini chocolate chips, coat entire sides of the cake.
  • Place into the fridge to set.

Chocolate Ganache Directions

  • Heat the heavy whipping cream in a small pot until starts to boil.
  • Pour the heavy whipping cream over the chocolate chips in a heat proof bowl.
  • Allow to sit for a few minutes.
  • Whisk until smooth.
  • Pour into a squeeze bottle.
  • Drizzle the ganache over the sides of the cake.
  • Pipe dollops of frosting onto the top of the cake.
  • Sprinkle a few mini chocolate chips onto the top of the cake and dollops of frosting.
  • Place cannolis onto the dollops.
  • Cut and serve! Enjoy!


I purchased my prepared cannoli's from a local bakery.  But, you could make your own using some of the frosting and cannoli shells. 


Serving: 1slice | Calories: 1818kcal | Carbohydrates: 214g | Protein: 21g | Fat: 98g | Saturated Fat: 58g | Cholesterol: 270mg | Sodium: 884mg | Potassium: 281mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 158g | Vitamin A: 2394IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 530mg | Iron: 7mg