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Mascarpone Frosting

Mascarpone, a triple-cream cheese available at most grocery stores, adds a rich, silky component to a layered cake.

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  • Yield: Makes enough for one 8-inch four-layer cake
Mascarpone Frosting

Photography: Tara Donne

Source: Martha Stewart Living, May 2011


  • 2 cups cold heavy cream
  • 1 pound mascarpone cheese
  • 1/2 cup confectioners' sugar, sifted


  1. Whisk heavy cream with a mixer on medium-high speed until stiff peaks form. Whisk together mascarpone and sugar in a bowl until smooth. Fold whipped cream into mascarpone mixture. Use immediately.


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