Krispy Kreme Cannoli Strawberry Shortcakes

Krispy Kreme Cannoli Strawberry Shortcake

We love strawberry time! And Krispy Kreme doughnuts, of course. How about an NC cannoli strawberry shortcake? Those signature doughnuts, combined with a creamy cannoli-like filling, sweet berries, plus a pillow of whipped cream drizzled with chocolate? Yes, please!

Course Brunch, Dessert, Sweet Treats
Cuisine American, Garden Goodies, Italian, No Cook, North Carolina Goodies, Southern, Southern Desserts, Summer Food
Servings 12 shortcakes
Author Wendy Perry


  • 12 Krispy Kreme doughnuts, air dried for a day
  • 1 32 ounce whole ricotta cheese, drained in refrigerator for 24 hours
  • 1 1/2 cups confectioner’s sugar
  • 1 cup mini chocolate chips
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1/2 teaspoon almond extract
  • 2 quarts strawberries, sliced and sweetened with honey as needed
  • 1/4 cup orange juice
  • 1 pint heavy whipping cream
  • chocolate syrup
  • 1 block baking chocolate, shaved*


  1. Drain cheese for one day (two is best).

  2. Blend in sugar, chocolate chips, cinnamon and extracts. Too stiff? Add a few tablespoons of cream.

  3. Slice berries. Stir in honey and orange juice.

  4. Whip cream until stiff.

  5. Split doughnuts horizontally. Cover each bottom half with cheese mixture. Spoon over strawberries. Top with doughnut half and whipped cream. Drizzle with chocolate syrup and garnish with shaved chocolate.

Recipe Notes

*For shaved chocolate, using a vegetable peeler, carefully “shave” the sides of a block of baking chocolate over the shortcakes.