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Cannoli Crumb Cake

Cannoli Crumb Cake

Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: cannoli cake
Prep Time: 51 minutes
Cook Time: 50 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour 41 minutes
Servings: 15 servings
Calories: 496kcal
Author: Kara @I Scream for Buttercream
This cannoli crumb cake is a rich vanilla cake with pockets of cream cheese nestled throughout. The cannoli part comes from the fact that you'll also add in a touch of cinnamon and mini chocolate chips to the cream cheese mixture. It's then topped with a brown sugar, cinnamon and mini chocolate chip crumble.
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Cream Cheese Filling:

Crumb Topping:


  • 3 cups all purpose flour
  • 3 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 ½ cup sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 cup whole milk
  • 2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • ¾ cup softened butter


  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Grease a 13 x 9 inch pan well and set aside. Before preparing the cake batter, you'll need to prepare the cream cheese filling and crumb topping

Cream Cheese Filling:

  • In a bowl, beat the cream cheese until smooth. Add in the the sugar, egg, cinnamon and mini chips and mix well. Set aside.

Crumb Topping:

  • In a bowl, add the brown sugar, flour, cinnamon and melted butter, Mix well. Add in the mini chocolate chips and mix again. Set aside.


  • In a mixing bowl, mix together the flour, baking powder and salt.
  • In a separate bowl, mix together the sugar, eggs, milk and vanilla. Whisk well.
  • Add the liquid mixture to the dry mixture and mix until all incorporated.
  • Add in the softened butter and mix until incorporated.
  • Pour half of the batter into a 13 x 9 inch pan. Add the cream cheese filling by spoonfuls onto the batter. Top with the second half of the cake batter. Use a knife to swirl the batter just a bit. 
  • Sprinkle the crumb topping over the entire cake.
  • Bake at 350 degrees for 45 - 50 minutes. 
  • Cool on a wire rack completely before serving.



This cake should be kept in the refrigerator, since it contains a cream cheese filling.
Heat it in the microwave for a few seconds and enjoy it with coffee!
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Calories: 496kcal | Carbohydrates: 74g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 19g | Saturated Fat: 12g | Cholesterol: 81mg | Sodium: 325mg | Potassium: 191mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 49g | Vitamin A: 580IU | Calcium: 105mg | Iron: 2mg