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mascarpone frosting
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Mascarpone Frosting

Mascarpone Frosting is simply the very best tasting, easy to make, and perfectly sweet frosting. Just a few simple ingredients whipped together create a lusciously smooth creamy frosting that is so easy to work with. It is stable and holds its shape at room temperature and remains soft when refrigerated.
Prep Time5 minutes
Total Time10 minutes
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Servings: 12 servings



  • Place the mascarpone in the bowl of a stand mixer with the whisk attachment and start beating on medium speed. While beating, add the almond extract and vanilla followed by the confectioners sugar. Scrape sides and continue beating until light and fluffy. DO NOT OVERMIX as it will cause the frosting to curdle.
  • With the mixer running on high speed, slowly add the whipping cream until the frosting becomes light and fluffy, about 1-3 minutes. DO NOT OVERMIX as it will cause the frosting to curdle.
  • Spread onto cake or cupcakes. This frosting also holds its shape incredibly well, so it's easy to pipe on using a decorating set. Makes enough to frost 24 cupcakes or two 9-inch rounds.


Makes about 3 cups.
For longer term storage, keep in an airtight container in the refrigerator or freezer. Frosting will remain soft even after refrigerating, but you can always allow for it to come to room temperature before using if previously refrigerated or frozen.


Calories: 195kcal | Carbohydrates: 11g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 15g | Saturated Fat: 9g | Cholesterol: 46mg | Sodium: 18mg | Potassium: 14mg | Sugar: 9g | Vitamin A: 555IU | Vitamin C: 0.1mg | Calcium: 39mg