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Piece of Cannoli Poke Cake Enjoy on a white plate
5 from 5 votes

Cannoli Poke Cake

This Cannoli Poke Cake recipe couldn't be easier to make. You start with a basic cake mix and add on a couple more items and WOW! This is dessert nirvana.
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  • 1 box white cake mix
  • 1 cup ricotta cheese
  • 1 cup mascarpone cheese
  • 1 14 oz can sweetened condensed milk, divided
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2-3 cup powdered sugar
  • 1/3 cup mini chocolate chips
  • powdered sugar for dusting


  • Prepare a 9 x 13 cake according to the directions on the box. Once done, allow cake to cool completely.
  • Using a straw, or similar sized item ( I've used chopsticks before too! hehe) poke holes about every inch, forming rows of pokes.
  • You need holes to be fairly big so that condensed milk has plenty of room to get down and soak the cake.
  • Pour 1/2 of the can of sweetened condensed milk over the entire cake. Use a spatula to smooth over cake. Set aside.
  • Next, in a large bowl, combine the ricotta, mascarpone and vanilla ad remaining condensed milk, and beat until smooth.
  • Add in the powdered sugar and continue to mix until well combined. Start with 2 cups, and if you would like your frosting to be a little thicker, add in that 3rd cup.
  • Spread the cannoli topping evenly over the top of your cake. Sprinkle with mini chocolate chips and some powdered sugar.
  • Serve right away, or cover and place in the refrigerator until ready to use.

Nutrition Information:

Calories: 364kcal (18%)Carbohydrates: 58g (19%)Protein: 6g (12%)Fat: 12g (18%)Saturated Fat: 7g (35%)Cholesterol: 27mg (9%)Sodium: 248mg (10%)Potassium: 35mg (1%)Fiber: 1g (4%)Sugar: 45g (50%)Vitamin A: 358IU (7%)Calcium: 188mg (19%)Iron: 1mg (6%)