Fluffy Cream Cheese Mascarpone Frosting is perfect for any cake, cupcakes, or for frosting cinnamon rolls! Use leftovers on graham crackers.

white bowl of fluffy Cream Cheese Mascarpone Frosting

Hands down, my favorite frosting is cream cheese. It is creamy and tangy enough to cut the richness and sweetness of all kinds of cakes. So you can say this Cream Cheese Mascarpone Frosting is now our go-to frosting.

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Cream Cheese Frosting in a bowl

Cream Cheese Mascarpone Frosting

In my opinion, it goes well with nearly any flavor. And the leftovers? Frost on a graham cracker (oh, sweet nostalgia of being a kid).With the addition of mascarpone cheese, the frosting becomes a bit milder, making it great for cakes that are higher in acid and tanginess (like banana sour cream, or citrus cakes). But obviously it will go well with any cake, cupcakes, or even cinnamon rolls!

fluffy cream cheese frosting

What’s the secret ingredient? A tiny pinch of kosher salt!

All you need are these ingredients:

  • Cream cheese
  • Mascarpone cheese
  • Powdered sugar
  • Vanilla extract
  • Kosher salt

How to make fluffty cream cheese frosting 

In a large bowl, combine the cream cheese, mascarpone, powdered sugar, vanilla, and salt. Beat on high until smooth and fluffy. Refrigerate until ready to use; I recommend letting it sit about 15 minutes to soften before frosting your cake.

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So add this frosting to my cinnamon rolls, this banana cake, or even this chunky apple bundt cake.

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Cream Cheese Mascarpone Frosting

Hands down, my favorite frosting is cream cheese. It is creamy and tangy enough to cut the richness and sweetness of all kinds of cakes. In my opinion, it goes well with nearly any flavor. With the addition of mascarpone cheese, the frosting becomes a bit milder, making it great for cakes that are higher in acid and tanginess (like banana sour cream, or citrus cakes). Frosts one 9’’ (two layer) cake.

Ingredients

  • 8 oz cream cheese, softened
  • 8 oz mascarpone cheese, softened
  • 1 ¾ c powdered sugar
  • 1 Tbsp vanilla extract
  • ¼ tsp kosher salt

Instructions

  • In a large bowl, combine the cream cheese, mascarpone, powdered sugar, vanilla, and salt. Beat on high until smooth and fluffy. Refrigerate until ready to use; I recommend letting it sit about 15 minutes to soften before frosting your cake.
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Cream Cheese Mascarpone Frosting

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