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Espresso Filling

 Espresso Filling
Coffee lovers will go crazy for cakes made with this heavenly filling. It's rich, decadent...irresistible! —Megan Byers, Wichita, Kansas
18 ServingsPrep/Total Time: 15 min.

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

  • 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.
  • Yield: 2-1/4 cups.
Nutritional Facts: 2 tablespoons equals 222 calories, 21 g fat (12 g saturated fat), 60 mg cholesterol, 24 mg sodium, 7 g carbohydrate, 0 fiber, 3 g protein.