As a child I would eat the sugary sweet buttercream frosting off of birthday cakes and hand the cake to my mom. Not anymore. Buttercream is too sweet for me and I cannot go past one bite of it. Buttercream is good and has it’s purpose, but for most of my cakes I try to use a light, slightly sweet whipped frosting. This is one of my favorites and has only 4 ingredients.
1, 8oz tub of marscapone cheese (this adds richness)
1 pint of heavy whipping cream
1/8 cup of sugar ( I told you, it is not sweet at all!)
1 tsp of vanilla extract
- Bring the marscapone to room temperature, this will help soften the cheese easily.
- Add the entire tube of cheese to a stand-mixer (or mixing bowl) and add 1/2 cup of heavy cream.
- Gently mix the cream and cheese till smooth, scrape down the edges to make sure all the cheese and cream are smooth and blended together
- Now add the rest of cream and whisk till soft-peaks start to appear.
- Add in the vanilla and sugar
- Whisk till is reaches stiff peaks.
Notes: This will make a lot of frosting and depending on the size of your cake and how you choose to use it, you may or may not have leftovers. Leftovers are good with fruit, dolloped on any other kind of dessert. I also freeze leftovers. However, when you thaw it, it will lose its whipped consistency; you can fix this my adding more marscapone to turn it into a thinker, frosting. You can also add pudding mix to make a thick filling/dessert.