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Chocolate Chip Cannoli Cupcakes

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Is there anything better than an authentic, fresh, crunchy cannoli, filled with sweet mascarpone cream and rolled in mini chocolate chips? It’s one of my favorite desserts of all time! We order them every time we eat at our local Italian restaurant and pick them up at the grocery store on a pretty regular basis.

Since today is National Chocolate Chip Day, I asked my 10 year old what her all-time favorite chocolate chip dessert is. I wasn’t at all surprised when she told me it was cannolis. But although I love to bake and I’m always up for a challenge, the idea of making my own cannoli shells scares me, mainly because I have the hardest time rolling out dough evenly. Anyone else have that problem? Any tips?

Anyhoo, since she knows I’m not going to be making actual cannolis anytime soon, Iyla had the brilliant idea to make cannoli cupcakes instead. Genius! I am much more confident in my cupcake making abilities. So cannoli cupcakes it was!

close up of a cannoli cupcake

cinnamon and chocolate chip cupcake topped with mascarpone frosting

The fun part about these cupcakes is that they have all of the flavors of a cannoli, but in cake form. The cupcake is a cinnamon flavor, packed with chocolate chips. The frosting is a cinnamon mascarpone frosting that is sweet and so delicious! This recipe makes 12 cupcakes, but if your home is anything like mine, they won’t last long. I’m sure you are going to love them as much as we do!

A couple of notes…

Although you can mix with your electric mixer, you may be better off hand mixing the batter itself. In the electric mixer, I find myself stopping to scrape the sides of the bowl way too many times. So, if you are hand mixing, you can do that at the same time and stop yourself from over-mixing the batter (which we all know never ends well).

Make sure you are using mini chocolate chips. There is definitely a difference! I prefer semi-sweet but I think they would take great with dark chocolate as well.

For the cannoli chip decoration, you have some options. If you’re feeling up for the challenge, try to make your own cannoli chips, using your favorite cannoli shell recipe. Once you’ve rolled out the dough, just cut into triangles before frying.

If you’re like me, and not ready for the task or don’t have the time, you can purchase cannoli chips or unfilled shells. Our local grocery store sells a package of cannoli chips and dip. The chips are the perfect shape and size and worked perfectly. If you purchase unfilled shells, you should be able to cut them down the middle and get a fun shape that will also work. I will say though, nothing tastes quite as good as a homemade cannoli shell, so if you have the time, go for it!

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Chocolate Chip Cannoli Cupcakes

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Chocolate Chip Cannoli Cupcakes


  • Author: Heather l The Super Mom Life
  • Prep Time: 25 min
  • Cook Time: 15 min
  • Total Time: 40 minutes
  • Yield: 12 cupcakes 1x

Description

You will fall in love with this cinnamon and chocolate chip cupcake topped with a mascarpone frosting, chocolate chips and a piece of cannoli shell for crunch.


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Ingredients

Cupcakes:

  • 6 tbsp unsalted butter, room temp
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 6 tbsp sour cream, room temp
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 3 large egg whites, room temp
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 3 oz milk
  • 2 tbsp water
  • 1/2 cup mini chocolate chips

Frosting:

  • 16 oz mascarpone cheese, room temp
  • 2 cups confectioners sugar
  • 1 tbsp vanilla extract
  • 1/4 tsp cinnamon

Toppings:

  • mini chocolate chips
  • Cannoli shell broken into large triangles (or cannoli chips)

Instructions

For the cupcakes:

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  • Prep your cupcake pan by filling each of the 12 holes with cupcake liners.
  • Separate egg whites/yolks. Set whites aside. Yolks can be discarded or used for another recipe.
  • Cream butter and sugars in a large bowl for approx 3 minutes.
  • Add sour cream and vanilla and mix until totally combined.
  • Add egg whites and mix until combined.
  • In a large bowl, sift flour, baking powder, cinnamon and salt.
  • In a small bowl, whisk milk and water until combined.
  • Take turns adding some of the flour mix and some of the milk mixture into the creamed sugar bowl. Mix in between and continue to mix until completely combined.
  • Add chocolate chips and stir to combine.
  • Fill each cupcake liner with your batter (about 3/4 full).
  • Bake for approx. 15 minutes. If you stick a toothpick into the center, it should come out dry if they are completely cooked.
  • When finished, let cool in pan for 5 minutes and then transfer them to a cooling rack until they are completely cool.

For the frosting:

  • Mix mascarpone cheese, confectioners sugar and vanilla together on low speed just until completely smooth. Make sure not to over mix!
  • Place into a piping bag or decorating tool and frost the tops of each cooled cupcake.
  • Sprinkle mini chocolate chips on top of each cupcake.
  • Finish decorating with a piece of cannoli shell.

Notes

You can make your own cannoli shell with your favorite recipe, or for a shortcut, purchase cannoli chips or empty cannoli shells in your local grocery store.

  • Category: Dessert
  • Method: Baked

Keywords: cupcakes, cannoli, cinnamon, chocolate chip

Do you love cannolis as much as we do? If you try this Chocolate Chip Cannoli Cupcake recipe out, please comment below and let us know. We love to hear from our readers and love the feedback!  Not ready to make it just yet? Pin it or print it for later!

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23 Comments
  • Gervin Khan
    May 18, 2020

    Oh my goodness, these cupcakes are so pretty and looks really delicious. I’ll have to try this recipe, thank you for sharing!

  • Joyce
    May 17, 2020

    Okay this comes right in time! Because I’m in the process of learning a new skill and that is baking. So far I made cookies and by looking at your website your ingredients are amazing it’s easy and not as complicated as it looks. Thank you!

  • Jessie
    May 17, 2020

    Oh. My. Goodness. It’s the best of all the worlds. I can’t believe the combo!

  • Lavern Moore
    May 16, 2020

    This looks like a recipe to try. I may have the ingredients on hand!

  • Kimberly Croisant
    May 16, 2020

    You had me at chocolate chip! I could totally make this for my party when I can have it. My state isn’t quite opened yet.

  • Autumn
    May 16, 2020

    Chocolate chip cannoli cupcakes look and sound amazing. Definitely the best of two dessert worlds in one!

  • Matt Taylor
    May 16, 2020

    Leave the gun, take the chocolate chip cannoli cupcakes…haha 🙂 These seriously look amazing and easy to make. 🙂
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  • Marie Phillips
    May 16, 2020

    These look amazing! I want to make them right now. Unfortunately I don’t have any cannoli chips to use and haven’t seen any in a large enough bag in my local stores. I’ll have to look online.

  • Megan
    May 16, 2020

    These look absolutely beautiful (and so simple to make)! My son loves cannoli so I’ll have to try making these for him 🙂
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  • Steven
    May 16, 2020

    Wow, those cupcakes look really delicious and they have a nice little design. I love cupcakes it makes it easier when it’s time to serve dessert no cutting required.

  • Melissa Cushing
    May 16, 2020

    I am obsessed with these yummy looking cupcakes! WOW! My husband is obsessed with cannolis so this is perfection for him and I have printed the recipe to make these for my family today so thank you! Super excited and hope they look as good as yours 🙂

  • Lisa Favre
    May 16, 2020

    Oh my goodness… you had me at cannoli… then cupcakes… then chocolate chips! Safe to say, I am into EVERY aspect of this delicious dessert.
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  • Jay Aguirre
    May 16, 2020

    Oh wow, my mouth is watering looking at this. I would definitely love to make this soon. It looks so so good!

  • Paolo
    May 16, 2020

    I love cupcakes! Cant wait to try making some tomorrow. Thank you for this

  • Ann
    May 16, 2020

    This looks totally amazing, and they seem quite easy to make 🙂

  • Catalina
    May 16, 2020

    Oh my goodness! I am in heaven! These cupcakes are exactly what I need for dessert! Mmmmm…

  • Maggie
    May 16, 2020

    I love chocolates and this is a great way to incorporate it with cupcakes as I love them too. Nice shots it looks delicious and mouth watering at the same time.

  • Joy
    May 16, 2020

    oh Heather. You just made my evening. i am pinning this because i LOVE cannolis and I LOVE cupcakes. so win win. this sounds amazing. thanks so much.
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  • BRYAN FRANCO
    May 16, 2020

    the recipe calls for 30z cup milk
    what is the actual amount?

    • Heather
      May 16, 2020

      Thank you so much for catching that Bryan! It should say 3 oz. I’ve updated the recipe.

  • Claudia Krusch
    May 15, 2020

    Oh, my! It looks amazing! Never thought about cannoli cupcakes! Can’t wait to try it!

  • Tara Pittman
    May 15, 2020

    These look so delicious and I need to make them. Now to get the ingredients so I can make them

  • Jessica Collazo
    May 15, 2020

    This is the best hybrid dessert ever.I mean cannolis and cupcakes, what more can you ask for?
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