Almond Cake Cannoli Trifle


This is a delightful trifle of almond cake with layers of cannoli cream and chocolate chips. Top it off with fresh whipped cream for a beautiful and tasty dessert!

Prep Time:
20 mins
Cook Time:
40 mins
Additional Time:
25 mins
Total Time:
1 hr 25 mins
1 trifle bowl


Almond Cake:

  • 1 (18.25 ounce) package white cake mix

  • 1 cup water

  • 4 eggs

  • 1 (3.4 ounce) package instant vanilla pudding mix

  • cup vegetable oil

  • 1 tablespoon almond extract

Cannoli Cream:

  • 2 (15 ounce) containers ricotta cheese

  • 1 cup confectioners' sugar

  • 4 tablespoons white sugar

  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract

Whipped Cream:

  • 1 cup heavy whipping cream, or as needed

  • ¼ (16 ounce) package confectioners' sugar, or more to taste

  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract, or more to taste

  • ½ cup chocolate chips, or to taste


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease and flour a 10-inch fluted tube pan (such as Bundt®).

  2. Combine cake mix, water, eggs, pudding mix, and almond extract in a bowl. Blend on low with an electric mixer until moistened. Increase speed to medium and blend about 2 minutes more. Pour into the prepared pan.

  3. Bake in the preheated oven until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean, 40 to 45 minutes. Cool in the pan for 25 minutes; transfer cake to cooling rack.

  4. Combine ricotta cheese, 1 cup confectioners' sugar, white sugar, and vanilla extract in a bowl. Whip cannoli cream until smooth using an electric mixer.

  5. Beat heavy cream in a chilled glass or metal bowl with an electric mixer until foamy. Add 1/4 cup confectioners' sugar and 1 teaspoon vanilla extract at a time to achieve desired sweetness, continuing to beat until cream is stiff.

  6. Transfer cooled cake to a cutting board and cut into small, bite-size pieces. Arrange 1 layer of cake pieces to cover the bottom of a trifle bowl. Top with a layer of chocolate chips and the cannoli cream. Continue with layers until bowl is nearly full; top with the whipped cream and chocolate chips.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

351 Calories
16g Fat
44g Carbs
8g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 20
Calories 351
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 16g 21%
Saturated Fat 7g 34%
Cholesterol 62mg 21%
Sodium 309mg 13%
Total Carbohydrate 44g 16%
Dietary Fiber 1g 2%
Total Sugars 34g
Protein 8g
Vitamin C 0mg 1%
Calcium 180mg 14%
Iron 1mg 4%
Potassium 121mg 3%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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