These cannoli cupcakes are the perfect finish to an Italian dinner, or similarly themed party. The trick to make them cannoli-like lies in the ricotta cheese and marsala wine mixed into the otherwise traditional (flour, vanilla, milk, sugar, orange zest, eggs, salt and baking powder) cupcake batter. The cannoli filling is made from more ricotta cheese, chocolate chips, sugar and orange zest, and then the whole thing is topped off with a homemade vanilla bean buttercream frosting — and a few chopped pistachios for good measure.
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Cannoli Cupcakes are a flavor filled delight; part cupcake, part Italian cream dessert, and all yummy. Still, these cupcakes are not a quick and easy dessert. There are specific instructions concerning the ingredients and mixing for the batter, the filling, and the frosting. Additionally, the recommendation is that you eat these within three hours of their completion due to the whipped cream in the frosting breaking down after that. Still, they are extra rich and creamy and very likely worth the time and effort.
Source Cooking Classy