Delicious Cannoli Cupcakes Recipe

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  • Author: Laura
  • Cook Time: 21 minutes
  • Total Time: 21 minutes
  • Yield: 24 cupcakes 1x


These cannoli cupcakes are truly irresistible. They have fluffy French vanilla cake that is topped with a creamy mascarpone cheese topping and a decadent chocolate ganache.



  • 1 box of french vanilla cake mix
  • 3 large eggs
  • 1 C whole milk
  • 1/2 C unsalted sweet cream butter, softened
  • 1 ½ C semi sweet chocolate chips
  • Cupcake liners

Cannoli Frosting:

  • 2 C Mascarpone Cheese, softened
  • 2 C powder sugar
  • 1 tsp pure vanilla extract
  • 1 ½ C mini chocolate chips
  • 1 medium ice cream scoop

Chocolate Ganache:

  • 1 C semi sweet chocolate chips
  • ½ C heavy whipping cream
  • 12 Cannoli’s Cut in half
  • 1/2 C chocolate chips


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees and line cupcake pan with cupcake liners
  2. Using a standing mixer or hand beater, beat until combined all cupcake
    ingredients until smooth
  3. Fold in the chocolate chips
  4. Scoop batter into cupcake liners about 2/3 way full
  5. Bake in the oven for 21 minutes
  6. Allow to cool completely

Mascarpone Cheese Frosting:

  1. Using a standing mixer, beat the mascarpone cheese, powdered sugar and vanilla extract together until combined.
  2. Fold in the mini chocolate chips
  3. Using a medium ice cream scooper, scoop a dollop of the frosting onto the cupcakes

Chocolate Ganache:

  1. Heat the heavy whipping cream in a small pot until starts to boil
  2. Pour the heavy whipping cream over the chocolate chips in a heat proof bowl
  3. Allow to sit for a few minutes
  4. Whisk until smooth
  5. Pour into a squeeze bottle

Decorating directions:

  1. Drizzle the ganache over the mascarpone frosting
  2. Place a cannoli in the middle
  3. Enjoy!


Makes 24 cupcakes

  • Category: dessert
  • Method: bake
  • Cuisine: american