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Vanilla Bean Mascarpone Frosting

Sweet, tangy, buttery mascarpone cheese frosting complements sweet breads, cakes, tarts, and pastries.

Prep Time 5 minutes
YIELD 1.5 cups


  • 8 oz (226g) mascarpone cheese
  • ¼ cup raw honey
  • 1 vanilla bean, split in half, scraped
  • ½ cup (120 ml) heavy cream


  1. Combine the mascarpone, honey, and vanilla bean to a food processor and process until smooth and well combined, about 30 seconds. Scrape the sides of the food processor.

  2. Add heavy cream to the mixture and pulse for about 15-20 seconds and then process until well combined and cream starts to whip, about 1-2 minutes. You should see a change in consistency from smooth and creamy to a texture that is very sturdy in structure & hold its shape well. Be careful not to overmix the frosting.

  3. Refrigerate in an airtight container until ready to use. Keeps well for up to 2 days. Give it a quick stir before ready to use. This mixture is easy to pipe into a piping bag to decorate cakes or cupcakes.