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Mascarpone Frosting

Hands-on time 20 mins
Total time 20 mins
Yield About 8 cups
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.


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

How to Make It

  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.