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This lovely mascarpone icing is incredibly versatile and can be used to decorate a variety of different cakes.

Recipe Summary

prep:
5 mins
total:
5 mins
Servings:
16
Yield:
1 cup
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Ingredients

16
Original recipe yields 16 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Combine cream, mascarpone cheese, and vanilla extract in a large bowl; beat with an electric mixer until smooth and creamy. Add the sugar gradually and keep mixing until frosting is smooth and stiff peaks form, about 5 minutes.

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Cook's Note:

Frosting can be used immediately or cover and store in the fridge until needed.

Nutrition Facts

88 calories; protein 0.8g; carbohydrates 2g; fat 8.8g; cholesterol 29.1mg; sodium 9.4mg. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (7)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 4 stars
11/12/2017
Simple enough. I did add 1/4 teaspoon of cream of tartar just to make it would be stable enough to sit out in the warm weather. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 1 stars
08/30/2019
Made exactly from recipe, was much too ‘cream-y’ and the cream just coats your mouth. “Frosting” term is loosely used. Read More
9 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 5
  • 4 star values: 2
  • 3 star values: 1
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 4 stars
11/12/2017
Simple enough. I did add 1/4 teaspoon of cream of tartar just to make it would be stable enough to sit out in the warm weather. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/15/2019
Easy whipped frosting to make Read More
Rating: 4 stars
10/03/2019
Really good; lighter than buttercream, but tastes better than whipped icing. Also taste to make sure it is sweet enough while it's mixing. Read More
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Rating: 1 stars
08/30/2019
Made exactly from recipe, was much too ‘cream-y’ and the cream just coats your mouth. “Frosting” term is loosely used. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
01/30/2020
I made it just like the recipe but I did add just a pinch of tartar and it is amazing. So light and creamy. my favorite frosting by far. Thank you for sharing. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
01/07/2019
absolutely awesome recipe simple but excellent taste Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
04/20/2019
I've used Marscapone cheese in the past as a dip for toasted cinnamon tortilla chips by adding sugar and a little vanilla and it was awesome. I guess I was expecting the same. I found it to be bland and tasting too much like unsweetened whipped cream. I added extra sugar, cream of tartar and vanilla and it helped a little but it wasn't what I was looking for. I was going to use it to frost a cake but ended up using it as a filling and tossing the rest. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
12/25/2019
I am a fan. I made it exactly like the recipe and have no complaints. I'd been searching for a super easy light frosting for vanilla bean cupcakes that wasn't buttercream because I am NOT a fan. I have done a similar frosting using cream cheese but didn't need that much and I didn't want to wait for cream cheese to soften. I do use a ninja blender to whip the heavy cream it takes about a minute to get the right stiff peak consistency. Read More