When I saw this recipe in one of the recipe newsletters I receive, I knew that I had to try it! I have wanted to try Cannoli for ages but have yet to find a bakery that sells them or have time to try a recipe on my own. At any rate, this recipe takes the flavors from the Sicilian pastries and makes a cake version of it.
It started with a light and airy sponge cake that was soaked in a Triple Sec sugar syrup. The filling was made with ricotta cheese, chocolate chips and a hint of cinnamon. The outside was iced with a Triple Sec whipped cream and then sprinkled with chopped pistachios and chocolate chips.
I wasn't totally sure that all of these flavors would work together but they did and it was absolutely delicious! Yum!
The recipe is available at http://www.goodhousekeeping.com/recipefinder/cannoli-cake-roll-1437.
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