Egg Free Cannoli

I get requests for so many egg free dessert recipes and Cannoli was the most requested. For me, converting this recipe to egg free was very easy and I was able achieve perfect result in very first attempt. Usually, some recipes take few efforts to get it right but I really enjoyed making this recipe.
 The shells are pretty simple to make, and taste so much better than the ready-made shells you buy in the Italian markets. I use 100% organic grape juice instead of Marsala wine and also without egg.
Egg Free Cannoli
Prep Time
20 mins
Cook Time
15 mins
Total Time
35 mins
Servings: 20
Recipe Creator: Bhavna
  • All purpose flour 2 Cup (32 tbs)
  • Sugar 1 Tablespoon
  • Unsweetened baking cocoa 1 Tablespoon
  • Ground cinnamon 1/4 Teaspoon
  • Salt 1/2 Teaspoon
  • Vegetable oil/Olive oil 3 Tablespoon
  • White wine vinegar 1 Teaspoon
  • Grape juice/Water 1/2 Cup (8 tbs)
  • Oil 1 Cup (16 tbs) (For deep frying)
  • Mascarpone cheese/Cream cheese 8 Ounce
  • Powdered sugar 2/3 Cup (10.67 tbs)
  • Heavy whipping cream 2 Cup (32 tbs)
  • Orange extract 2 Drop (Optional)
  • Orange zest 1 Tablespoon
  • Peanut butter 1/4 Cup (4 tbs)
  • Nutella 1/4 Cup (4 tbs)
  • Powdered sugar
  1. In a large bowl, add in flour, salt, cinnamon powder and cocoa powder. Mix thoroughly.
  2. Add in the oil, water and white wine vinegar; mix well with hands.
  3. Drizzle grape juice little at a time and make dough. Cover with a damp cloth and let it rest for 5 – 10 minutes.
  4. After 10 minutes, make small balls from the dough and roll to make a sheet as shown in the video.
  5. Wrap around the cannoli mold and seal the edges with water. Heat oil in a deep pan and deep fry until crispy.
  6. Take out the cannoli shells over a kitchen towel and let it cool, after that transfer to a cooling wrack.
  7. Meanwhile, prepare the cream filling – using a stand mixer, cream together mascarpone cheese and powdered sugar.
  8. Pour in the heavy whipping cream and mix until it forms stiff peak.
  9. For the peanut butter nutella filling – in a medium bowl, mix together all the ingredients using a spoon.
  1. Fill the shells with cream filling or peanut butter nutella filling and garnish with some mini chocolate chips.
  1. 13. Serve as dessert.
Recipe Notes

Shells can be made ahead of time. They stay great for up to a week in air tight container. I fill them the day I want to serve.