I have been working on perfecting a Cinnabon cinnamon roll recipe for a while, the hardest part about perfecting the recipe was the frosting.  Well I was able to mimic it and modify it to work for a cannoli giving the cinnabon taste an Italian flair.  If you have never had a Cinnabon defiantly try one, In my opinion they are some of the best cinnamon buns out there.  

Step 1: The Ingredients

To make the filling for the cannoli you will need the following:
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter, softened
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 4 ounces package cream cheese, softened
  • 2 cups confectioners' sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 8 ounces of ricotta cheese
The hardest part about making this frosting is getting all of the ingredients to whip and aerate correctly, I will break down the process as best as I can in the following steps.

If you need some shells you can find my recipe for them here: http://www.instructables.com/id/Homemade-Cannoli-Shells/
um, is there cinnamon in the ingredients?
Those sound awesome!
they look really tasty!

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