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Feb 17, 2010 10:51 AM

Cannoli Cake in Boston (and area)

Growing up outside NYC, I loved to indulge in cannoli cake. I was recently reminded by a friend of the deliciousness of cannoli cake on her recent visit to New York. However, I have not seen cannoli cake in Boston. A quick Google search didn't provide good results. Who knows where I can get cannoli cake in Boston and the surrounding area?

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  1. I have never heard of cannoli cake. Is that an American name for cassata cake?

    1. Had one from Wholly Cannoli in Worcester. I'm not a big fan, but the cake was quite good. I have nothing to reference it to though.

      1. I'm not familiar with Cannoli cake. When I googled it, I discovered it's also referred to as "Cassata Siciliana" and google turned up Maria's Pastry Shop and Mike's Pastry. That seems to be the phrase where you will find it?

        hahaha, I just read the "Fabulous Cake for 50" thread, so I guess we all found out the same thing. LOL

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        1. re: LynDel

          Thanks LynDel... and sorry for the confusion! Maybe it's a NY "thing" to call it cannnoli cake? Oops! Well, at least I know where to get it now!

          1. re: SaraASR

            It seemed like it could be, since cassata is filled with ricotta like cannoli are!

            I looked into this a few years ago, because I wanted to have a cassata wedding cake. I think I may have even tasted a few, but I can't even remember much more about it except that there were pretty wide interpretations of cassata. (A friend ended up making the cake.)

            Some use liquers to soak the cake, some use sugar syrups, some put candied fruits in (yuck) the ricotta.

            Fresher the better, though, since there is a lot going on in a cassata cake, and it can get soggy.