Mocha-Mascarpone Frosting

This looks awesome… especially because frosting is the key to cupcakes and cakes etc. Try it out!

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This frosting is truly amazing, it’s creamy, smooth, and tastes like mocha. Perfect for chocolate cakes and cupcakes. I personally think that mascarpone is the best cheese to use in frosting (even above cream cheese!) it’s not as tangy as cream cheese and has an undeniable smooth and creaminess which compliments all flavors.

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Ingredients: Frosting (from here)

1/3 cup natural unsweetened cocoa powder

1 tablespoon instant espresso powder

1 and 1/2 cups heavy whipping cream, chilled (divided)

1 and 1/3 cups sugar

16 ounces mascarpone cheese, chilled

Chocolate covered espresso bean (Optional: garnish)

Pirouette Cookies (Optional: garnish)

Recipe: Frosting

Sift cocoa powder into a large bowl; add the espresso powder.

Bring 1 cup cream to a boil in a small saucepan. While whisking, slowly pour cream over cocoa mixture until cocoa is dissolved, about one minute.

Add 1/2 cup cream and sugar, stir until sugar dissolves.

Chill until cold…

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