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Espresso Filling

Total Time

Prep/Total Time: 15 min.

Makes

2-1/4 cups

Coffee lovers will go crazy for cakes made with this heavenly filling. It's rich, decadent and irresistible! —Megan Byers, Wichita, Kansas
Espresso Filling Recipe photo by Taste of Home

Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons instant espresso powder
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons hot water
  • 1-1/2 cups mascarpone cheese
  • 1 cup confectioners' sugar, sifted
  • 3/4 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract

Directions

  1. In a small bowl, mix espresso powder and water until smooth; cool. In a large bowl, beat the mascarpone cheese, confectioners' sugar, cream, vanilla and espresso mixture on medium speed until creamy and slightly thickened (do not overmix). Spread between cake layers.

Nutrition Facts

2 tablespoons: 222 calories, 21g fat (12g saturated fat), 60mg cholesterol, 24mg sodium, 7g carbohydrate (6g sugars, 0 fiber), 3g protein.

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