Happy Easter - Carrot Cake & Cream Cheese Frosting

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Mascarpone Cream Cheese Frosting

This frosting is the perfect complement to carrot cake.  It is light and fluffy.  The secret ingredient is the vanilla pudding - it helps the frosting hold its form.


1 8oz block of cream cheese at room temp

1 8oz container of mascarpone cheese

1 cup of sifted powdered sugar

1 tsp vanilla

1 1/2 cups COLD heavy whipping cream

2 tbsp of vanilla instant pudding


  1. Mix cream cheese and mascarpone together with a mixer on medium speed.
  2. Mix in powdered sugar and vanilla extract
  3. Turn off mixer and sprinkle instant pudding over mixture
  4. With mixer on med-high, slowly pour in the cold heavy whipping cream
  5. Beat until stiff and will hold its shape