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A perfect springtime dessert, bursting with citrus flavor and smooth mascarpone. This sweet and bright recipe is easy and quick, but still presents like a million bucks!

Prep time
0:20
Bake/Cook time
0:20
Yield
12 servings
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Easy Lemon Mascarpone Layer Cake
Extra Fine Granulated Sugar
Confectioners Powdered Sugar
Prep time :
0:20
Bake/Cook time :
0:20
Yield :
12 servings

INGREDIENTS

Lemon Syrup

Marscarpone Frosting

DIRECTIONS

  1. Make Lemon Syrup: Combine sugar and water in a small saucepan over medium low heat, stirring occasionally, until sugar has completely dissolved.  Remove from heat and cool completely.  Add lemon juice.  Refrigerate until needed.
  2. Make Mascarpone Frosting: Whip cream to soft peaks then add confectioners sugar a little at a time until stiff peaks form. Refrigerate. Place mascarpone and lemon curd in a bowl and stir until well combined.
  3. Carefully fold in the whipped cream until mixture is uniform.  Do not overmix. Keep chilled until needed.
  4. In a springform pan, layer lady fingers in bottom, then brush heavily with lemon syrup.  Top with a layer of mascarpone frosting.  Repeat with another layer of lady fingers and lemon syrup.  Finally top with a thick layer of remaining frosting.  Garnish with white chocolate curls, if desired.  Chill thoroughly before slicing.

IMPERIAL SUGAR INSIGHT

NOTES:

  1. If you can’t find mascarpone, you can substitute cream cheese. Just add an additional tablespoon of powdered sugar.
  2. Store-bought lady fingers and lemon curd can be used if in a hurry.


Recipe developed for Imperial Sugar by Susan Whetzel @doughmesstic.

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