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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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • Let mascarpone stand at room temperature for 30 minutes.

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  • 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.

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Rating: 5 stars
12/27/2011
Wonderful, creamy frosting. Goes beautifully with the spicy gingerbread cake. Thanks!