Creamy Mascarpone Frosting
Mascarpone, a triple-cream cheese available at most grocery stores, adds a rich, silky component to a frosting. The texture is ideal for holding swoops and creating a snowdrift-like effect when slathered on with an offset spatula.
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- Yield: Makes 6 cups (enough for one 8-inch layer cake)
Photography: Emily Kate Roemer
Source: Martha Stewart Living, December 2011
- 8 ounces mascarpone cheese
- 3 sticks unsalted butter, room temperature
- 1 pound cream cheese, room temperature
- 2 cups confectioners' sugar, sifted
- 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
- 1 teaspoon finely grated orange zest
Let mascarpone stand at room temperature for 30 minutes.
Beat butter and cream cheese with a mixer on medium-high speed until pale and fluffy. Beat in confectioners' sugar, vanilla, and orange zest until combined. Beat in mascarpone until just combined.