This is a great variation to the wonderful cannoli ‘tube’ desserts you see in bakeries and cafes.
With a baked biscuit base to provide a nice soft crunch, the cannoli filling is a beautiful mixture of mascarpone cheese, whipped cream, vanilla and cinnamon. The cannoli filling is sweet (though not overly so), rich and with a wonderful cinnamon flavour throughout. Topped with chocolate bits and sprinkled with icing sugar and you have a sensational variation to the traditional cannoli dessert.
This cannoli variation uses only mascarpone cheese, whereas many others use a combination of mascarpone and ricotta cheese. You can mix as you would prefer, however I think this version with mascarpone only works fantastically well and you won’t be disappointed.