Make ChocolateDipped Cannoli with Pistachios the grand finale to your Italian meal. Chopped peanuts or almonds can be substituted for the pistachios. Pistachio Cannoli Cake. Cut each cake horizontally into 2 layers. Stack on a cardboard cake round or a plate brush edges with melted chocolate, then pat some of reserved ground pistachios onto chocolate. Separate, then refrigerate in a single layer until set, 1. Place one cake layer on a cake stand, bottom side down spread 1 12 cups filling evenly over top, then place second layer on top. Repeat with remaining filling and cakes, finishing with a cake layer, bottom side up. Refrigerate at least 1 hour and up to overnight. Sprinkle with confectioners sugar and remaining reserved ground pistachios. Mushed Potato Recipe. Easy Cannoli Recipe' title='Easy Cannoli Recipe' />This dramatic fourlayer cake is inspired by the flavors of Sicilianstyle cannoli, which is stuffed with ricotta, chopped chocolate, and candied orange zest. This EASY almond cake recipe is one bowl from ingredients to oven. See over 235 Italian dessert recipes with popular Italian cakes like the almond pound cake.