Mascarpone Frosting

This frosting uses the fluffy Mascarpone sweet cheese and mixes it with heavy cream and sugar for an irresistible layer for the Italian dessert, tiramisu.


About 8 cups
Total time: 20 Minutes

Recipe from

Southern Living

Recipe Time

Hands-on: 20 Minutes
Total: 20 Minutes


2 (8-oz.) packages mascarpone cheese
3 cups heavy cream
1 tablespoon vanilla extract
2/3 cup sugar


1. Stir mascarpone cheese in a large bowl just until blended.

2. Beat cream and vanilla at low speed with an electric mixer until foamy; increase speed to medium-high, and gradually add sugar, beating until stiff peaks form. (Do not overbeat or cream will become grainy.) Gently fold whipped cream mixture into mascarpone cheese. Use immediately.

Michelle Matile; Cranston, Rhode Island,

Southern Living

December 2011
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