Baby Cannoli Cakes
For the Filling
  • ¾ cup sugar
  • 3 Tbs. cornstarch
  • ¾ cup milk
  • 15 oz ricotta cheese
  • 1 Tbs. dried orange peel (optional)
  • 1½ tsp. vanilla
  • ½ cup mini chocolate chips
For the Muffins
  • 2 cups flour
  • ½ tsp. salt
  • 1 Tbs. baking powder
  • 1 stick butter
  • ¾ cup sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • ¾ cup milk
  • 1 tsp. vanilla
  • 1 cup mini chocolate chips
For the Chocolate Ganache
  • ¾ cups heavy whipping cream
  • 1 cup mini chocolate chips
For the Filling
  1. Combine sugar and cornstarch in small saucepan. Stir in milk.
  2. Cook on low heat until bubbly and thick, stirring constantly.
  3. Remove from heat and let cool for about 20 minutes.
  4. While it cools, place ricotta in mixing bowl and beat until creamy.
  5. Stir in cooled milk and sugar mixture, orange peel and vanilla until well combined.
  6. Fold in chocolate chips.
  7. Refrigerate while you bake muffins.
For the Muffins
  1. Stir the flour, salt and baking powder in a large bowl.
  2. With an electric mixer, cream butter and sugar. Add the eggs, vanilla and milk and mix until well blended.
  3. Stir wet ingredients into dry ingredients with a spoon. Stir gently, just until combined. Fold in the chocolate chips.
  4. Fill greased muffin pan with the batter and bake at 400 degrees for 15-20 minutes. Makes 12 muffins.
For Chocolate Ganache
  1. Bring whipping cream to boil over medium heat.
  2. Pour over chocolate chips in heat proof bowl.
  3. Stir until chocolate is smooth.
  4. Cool on counter or in fridge until desired thickness is reached.
  1. Slice cooled muffins in half.
  2. Spread filling between muffins halves.
  3. Drizzle chocolate ganache over muffins.
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