Freezer Espresso Mascarpone Cake

Total Time
24hrs 20mins
Prep 20 mins
Cook 24 hrs

Adapted from Gourmet, this is delicious and doesn't heat up your kitchen, as it is no bake. Just make it a day in advance for best results.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Beat 2 cups heavy cream with 6 tbsp sugar with a mixer 4 minutes.
  2. Reduce speed to medium and add mascarpone, extracts, mix until well blended.
  3. Spray a 9-inch springform pan with cooking spray.
  4. Layer 1 1/4 c mascarpone mix on bottom of pan.
  5. Spread a layer of chocolate biscuits, about 14 over.
  6. Repeat layer of mascarpone and wafers, finish with a layer of mascarpone.
  7. Cover with foil and freeze for 1 hour.
  8. Transfer to refrigerator and chill for 8 hrs or overnight.
  9. Pulse remaining wafers in a processor until finely ground.
  10. Beat remaining 1 cup cream with espresso powder and 3 tbsp sugar until whipped to stiff peaks, 3 minutes or so.
  11. Remove foil and pan from cake.
  12. Frost all over with espresso cream.
  13. Sprinkle edges with wafer crumbs.
  14. Serve cold.
  15. Garnish with mint leaves and espresso beans, optional.
Most Helpful

Delicious and so easy and even better no bake--perfect for a summer dessert! The only subsitution I used was using instant decaf coffee instead of the expresso powder. Thanks for sharing this keeper dessert!

ellie_ August 15, 2004