We’re all about hosting here at Wisconsin cheese, and we do everything we can to make it as simple and stress-free as possible. Planning ahead is key, and never more so than when you’re hosting a holiday dinner and making breakfast for overnight guests the next morning. That’s why we love recipes that do double-duty, like this White Chocolate Mascarpone Frosting.
If you’ve got a house full, whip up the frosting according to the recipe below before they arrive. You can put together this stunning White Chocolate Tiramisu Cake while you’ve got the kitchen all to yourself, setting aside half the frosting for breakfast (yes, breakfast!) the next morning. Bonus: this cake is gorgeous enough to double as a piece of side table décor when dinner is served.
This Cranberry French Toast Casserole is next. The casserole needs to sit for at least two hours before baking, so it’s best to assemble it the night before. In the morning, you can pop it in the oven, fall in love with how it warms up the house as it bakes, and then top it with the other half of the White Chocolate Mascarpone Frosting at the table. Frosting for breakfast will make any kid happy, and adults will probably smile a little, too. OK, a lot.
For more holiday entertaining recipes, check out the Holiday 2015 issue of Grate. Pair. Share. Happy hosting!
White Chocolate Mascarpone Frosting
This recipe makes a double batch of frosting (about 8 cups). Use half of it on your tiramisu cake, and save other half to serve with Cranberry French Toast Casserole the next morning. If you want to make only enough for the cake, cut frosting ingredients in half.
14 ounces white chocolate
2 cups (4 sticks) butter, softened
6 cups powdered sugar
16 ounces Wisconsin mascarpone cheese
Melt white chocolate over low heat, being careful not to burn. Remove from heat; set aside to cool to room temperature. In bowl of stand mixer, beat butter until smooth. Add powdered sugar; beat until light and fluffy. Add cooled white chocolate to butter mixture; mix until just incorporated. Add mascarpone, mix until just incorporated (don’t over mix).