Holy Cannoli Cupcakes Recipe

Holy Cannoli Cupcakes Recipe
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Holy Cannoli Cupcakes

Ben Fink

Holy Cannoli Cupcakes

Oh, do I love cannoli, but the shells can be a huge pain to make. They take so long, they have to be just right, and when they break, it's game over. So one day when my girls and I were baking cupcakes (for Milania to take to school for her birthday), we decided to make a cannoli cupcake. It's really a regular cupcake, filled with cannoli cream, and then topped with a special chocolate frosting.

I'm proud of my homemade cupcake recipe for three reasons: There's no vegetable oil in it, it's fairly light (½ cup yogurt and ½ cup butter instead of the traditional 1 cup butter), and you can whip up the batter in a snap in a single bowl. All the dry ingredients get mixed together and then all the wet ones get added in.


Position a rack in the center of the oven and preheat to 350 degrees.

Put paper liners in a standard 12-cup muffin pan. In a medium-sized mixing bowl, whisk together the flour, sugar, baking powder, and salt. Add the butter, yogurt, egg, egg yolks, and vanilla extract. Mix with an electric mixer on medium speed for 3 minutes, occasionally scraping down the sides of the bowl with a rubber spatula.

Divide the batter evenly among the cups. Bake until the cupcakes are golden brown and a wooden toothpick inserted in the center of a cupcake comes out clean, 20-25 minutes. Remove from the oven and let cool in the pan for 5 minutes.


Calories per serving:

212 calories

Dietary restrictions:

Low Sodium Low Potassium, Kidney Friendly, Vegetarian, Peanut Free, Tree Nut Free, Soy Free, Fish Free, Shellfish Free, Pork Free, Alcohol Free, Kosher

Daily value:



  • Fat 9g 14%
  • Carbs 30g 10%
  • Saturated 5g 27%
  • Fiber 0g 2%
  • Trans 0g
  • Sugars 17g
  • Monounsaturated 3g
  • Polyunsaturated 1g
  • Protein 3g 6%
  • Cholesterol 67mg 22%
  • Sodium 110mg 5%
  • Calcium 72mg 7%
  • Magnesium 6mg 2%
  • Potassium 53mg 2%
  • Iron 1mg 5%
  • Zinc 0mg 2%
  • Phosphorus 110mg 16%
  • Vitamin A 83µg 9%
  • Vitamin C 0mg 0%
  • Thiamin (B1) 0mg 9%
  • Riboflavin (B2) 0mg 8%
  • Niacin (B3) 1mg 5%
  • Vitamin B6 0mg 1%
  • Folic Acid (B9) 36µg 9%
  • Vitamin B12 0µg 3%
  • Vitamin D 0µg 0%
  • Vitamin E 0mg 2%
  • Vitamin K 1µg 1%
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