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Espresso Cream Cake

 Espresso Cream Cake
“After a satisfying meal, I like to go with something light for dessert. This recipe combines two of our favorite flavors, coffee and chocolate, in a scrumptious cream that’s served alongside a slice of angel food cake. Yum.” —Nicole Clayton, Prescott, Arizona
8 ServingsPrep/Total Time: 25 min.

Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons instant espresso powder
  • 2 tablespoons hot water
  • 1 carton (8 ounces) Mascarpone cheese
  • 1 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 1/3 cup confectioners' sugar
  • 1 prepared angel food cake (8 to 10 ounces)
  • 1/2 cup coffee liqueur
  • 2 teaspoons baking cocoa

Directions

  • In a large bowl, dissolve espresso powder in water; cool. Stir in
  • cheese.
  • In a small bowl, beat cream until it begins to thicken. Gradually add
  • confectioners' sugar; beat until soft peaks form. Stir 1/2 cup cream
  • into cheese mixture; fold in remaining cream.
  • Serve mascarpone cream with cake. Drizzle each serving with liqueur
  • and dust with cocoa. Yield: 8 servings.
Nutritional Facts: 1 slice equals 378 calories, 24 g fat (14 g saturated fat), 76 mg cholesterol, 241 mg sodium, 31 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 4 g protein.
Wine: Sweet White Wine: Enjoy this recipe with a sweet white wine such as Moscato or a sweet Riesling.