For your valentine, Cannoli Tart from Take the Cake in Guilford​

Found: Patricia Ann DeChiara of Guilford wrote, “Take the Cake, a wonderful bakery in Guilford, has stopped making its Cannoli Tart, which my daughter loves, and we always serve around the holidays. Is it possible that they would share the recipe?”

Patricia, you are in luck because Nancy Purcell, owner of the bakery located at 2458 Boston Post Road, Guilford,, was delighted to share the recipe. Although this cake is not a regular item in the bakery’s repertoire, they will gladly make it upon request, with advance notice.

With Valentine’s Day around the corner, I can attest it is surely a sweet treat for your significant other. I asked Nancy to name Take the Cake’s most popular item, and she said, “The Black Satin Mousse,” which she describes as “a sinful dessert and a chocolate lover’s delight, layers of light chocolate cake filled with decadent chocolate mousse, iced in a semisweet ganache.”  To see the rest of this column and recipe, please click here.

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