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Mascarpone Whipped Frosting

October 14, 2013
Author Notes

Whipped cream topped cakes are THE best in my book but the whipping cream doesn't always stand up to the task. Adding mascarpone cheese stabilizes the whipping cream and makes for a wonderful icing! And it's quick and easy!! —inpatskitchen

  • Prep time 10 minutes
  • Makes enough icing for a 9 or 10 inch round layer cake
Ingredients
  • 8 ounces mascarpone cheese
  • 1/2 cup confectioners sugar
  • 1 cup whipping cream
  • 1/2 teaspoon almond extract or 1 tablespoon vanilla extract depending on what flavor you'd like
In This Recipe
Directions
  1. Place the mascarpone in a medium mixing bowl and with an electric wire whip or hand mixer start beating. While beating, add the vanilla or almond extract followed by the confectioners sugar.
  2. Slowly add the whipping cream while still beating or whisking until the icing becomes light and fluffy.

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Recipe by: inpatskitchen

I think I get my love for food and cooking from my mom, who was an amazing cook. She would start baking and freezing a month before Christmas in order to host our huge open house on Christmas afternoon. I watched and I learned...to this day I try not to procrastinate when it comes to entertaining. My cooking style is pretty much all over the place, although I'm definitely partial to Greek and Italian cuisine. Oh yes, throw a little Cajun in there too!