Mascarpone Buttercream
Makes 3 cups
  • 1 cup (227 grams) unsalted butter, softened
  • 2 cups (240 grams) confectioners’ sugar
  • 2 teaspoons (10 grams) heavy whipping cream
  • 2 teaspoons (12 grams) vanilla bean paste
  • â…› teaspoon kosher salt
  • 8 ounces (225 grams) mascarpone cheese
  1. In the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, beat butter at medium speed until creamy. Increase mixer speed to medium-high. Gradually add confectioners’ sugar, beating until fluffy, 3 to 4 minutes. Add cream, vanilla bean paste, and salt; beat until combined. Fold in mascarpone cheese by hand, and stir until combined. (Be careful not to overmix mascarpone. It will begin to separate and start to weep.) Use immediately.
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