Espresso and Mascarpone Icebox Cake

Recipe by Grace Lynn
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READY IN: 9hrs 20mins
SERVES: 12
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
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DIRECTIONS

  • Beat 2 cups cream with 6 tablespoons sugar in a bowl with an electric mixer at medium speed until it just holds soft peaks, 2 to 4 minutes.
  • Reduce speed to low, then add mascarpone and mix until combined.
  • Spread 1 1/4 cups mascarpone mixture evenly in bottom of a 9 1/2- to 10-inch springform pan and cover with 14 wafers, slightly overlapping if necessary.
  • Spread with another 1 1/4 cups mascarpone mixture, followed by 14 more wafers arranged in the same manner.
  • Spread remaining mascarpone mixture on top.
  • Smooth top with a metal offset spatula, then cover pan with foil and freeze until firm, about 1 hour.
  • Transfer from freezer to refrigerator and chill, covered, until a sharp knife inserted into center cuts through softened wafers easily, about 8 hours.
  • Pulse remaining chocolate wafers in a food processor until finely ground.
  • Beat remaining cup of cream with espresso powder and remaining 3 tablespoons sugar using electric mixer at medium speed until it just holds stiff peaks, about 3 minutes.
  • Remove foil and side of pan and frost cake all over with espresso cream.
  • Sprinkle edge of top lightly with wafer crumbs.
  • Serve cold.
  • Cake, without espresso cream, can be chilled up to 2 days.
  • Cake can be frosted with espresso cream 4 hours ahead and chilled, loosely covered with foil.
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