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Red Velvet Cake with Fresh Raspberries & Mascarpone Cream Cheese Frosting

Updated: Feb 3, 2021



There is something so satisfying about this cream cheese frosting combined with mascarpone cheese, and fresh raspberries: sweetness tempered with a bit of a tang, and a creamy texture. Combined with the most delicious decadent flavored chocolate red velvet cake.

INGREDIENTS:

1 c.(2 sticks) butter, softened 1 c.granulated sugar 2 large eggs 1 tsp.pure vanilla extract 2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour 1/4 cups Dutch-processed cocoa powder 1 tsp.baking soda 1 tsp.kosher salt 1 c.buttermilk 2 tsp.distilled white vinegar 2 tbsp.red food coloring



FOR CREAM CHEESE FROSTING 2(8-oz) blocks cream cheese, softened 8 oz. mascarpone cheese 1 cup powdered sugar 1 tsp.pure vanilla extract 1/4 tsp.Pinch kosher salt


DIRECTIONS:

Preheat oven to 350°.


Line two 8" round cake pans with parchment paper and grease with cooking spray.


In a large bowl using a hand mixer (or in the bowl of a stand mixer), beat butter and sugar until light and fluffy.


Add eggs one at a time, beating well after each addition then add vanilla. In another large bowl, whisk together flour, cocoa, baking soda, and salt. Add half the dry ingredients to wet ingredients, beating until just combined.


Add buttermilk, vinegar, and red food coloring, beating to combine. Add remaining dry ingredients. 


Divide batter between prepared cake pans and bake until a toothpick inserted into the middle comes out clean, 25 to 30 minutes. Let cool 15 minutes, then invert onto a cooling rack to cool completely. 


Meanwhile, make frosting: In a large bowl using a hand mixer (or in the bowl of a stand mixer), beat cream cheese and mascarpone cheese until smooth. Add powdered sugar and beat until light and fluffy. Add vanilla and salt and mix until combined.


Assemble cake: Using a serrated knife, level tops of cakes, reserving the crumbs for decorating.


Place one layer on cake stand or serving platter, then top with a thick layer of frosting and second cake layer. Add fresh raspberries and garnish with fresh herbs,


Crumble reserved cake pieces sprinkle on top of cake, use powdered sugar to sprinkle n raspberries.

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