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Espresso Filling Recipe

Espresso Filling Recipe

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


  • 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


  • 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. 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.