Mascarpone is the ideal addition to just about any dessert. Not only that, but it can be added to a number of desserts to make them more delicious and creamier than ever.
If you want to use your mascarpone, but don’t know what to do with it, you’re in the right place!
Check out 35 of the most mouth-watering mascarpone desserts in our list of options below.
This fresh and fulfilling dessert is perfect for the summer. What’s better than sweet summer berries with honey and lemon mascarpone cream on a hot evening? You won’t be disappointed with how easy and delicious this option is, and everyone will want more – guaranteed.
Mini cheesecakes are the perfect little dessert for any night, elegant or otherwise! These mini cheesecakes are so rich and creamy, and the flavors work beautifully with the berries.
Of course, you can add any berries you like to really make it your own.
This lemon mascarpone layer cake looks good enough for a place at a wedding, right (see also ‘21 Delightful Lemon Cake Mix Recipes‘)? It is so delicious, creamy, fluffy, and simply perfect.
You can make this for any event, and no one will be able to get enough of it. You don’t even have to work too hard to make it, either!
You are going to see a couple of cheesecakes on this list, and who are we to deny you cheesecake? This frozen tiramisu cheesecake is gourmet and so delicious.
Made with rich and creamy mascarpone that will sing on your tongue, this dessert is too good to miss. So easy to make, too!
Want to get some interesting fruit involved in your desserts? Try this grilled fig with honeyed mascarpone. It’s so easy to make and only takes a couple of minutes and a few simple ingredients.
The sweetness of the honeyed mascarpone pairs beautifully with the rich flavor of the fig. With the fig fresh off the grill, that mascarpone will melt all over and create something really special.
This strawberry mascarpone custard tart is another dessert that is perfect for the warmer months.
It is but a simple custard tart with rich mascarpone and fresh strawberries, but this is exactly what you want in the summer.
You can add a scoop of ice cream when it’s fresh out the oven for something extra if you like!
Much like the mascarpone strawberry tart, this cherry tart is the perfect summer treat.
Made with fresh cherries and mascarpone, this dessert will be what everyone is looking for after spending the day at the beach. It’s almost too pretty to eat… almost.
This chocolate roasted-orange tart made with mascarpone is the perfect dessert for Christmas – just look at it! There are so many rich flavors infused into this decadent dessert, and the mascarpone only adds the needed velvety creaminess.
You can drizzle some of your favorite sauce over the top, or enjoy this with some fresh vanilla ice cream.
We can’t talk about mascarpone desserts without mentioning a trifle or two, can we? This rich and creamy mascarpone and cherry trifles are perfect for any event.
You can add your favorite liqueur to these individual trifles to give them a little kick, and keep some clean for the kids. No matter what you choose, this is a classic that will never go out of style.
This super easy caramel, almond, and coffee bean dessert cup recipe can be made in a matter of minutes, and taken anywhere! Going for a summer picnic? Take these with you? Going to the beach? These are perfect! Every flavor in this recipe works together to have a little party in your mouth that you won’t forget anyone soon.
This decadent and moist mascarpone mixed berry cake is a next-level mascarpone dessert.
Since it’s a cake, it requires a little more effort, but the results are worth it! It’s so rich and soft, and you can enjoy this at any time of the year.
However, we know for sure that Christmas could certainly do with one of these beauties this year.
Who doesn’t love mini tarts? Also known as tartlets.
They’re so cute, and oh so delicious and easy to make! If you love raspberries, tarts, and mascarpone, then there’s absolutely nothing stopping you from making these.
Be warned, though – you won’t be able to stop after just one.
Olive oil cakes are something special, aren’t they? Add mascarpone into the mix, and you will create a superb olive oil cake with mascarpone, lemon, and berries.
These flavors just scream summer, and summer is the perfect time for this colorful and tantalizing cake. Nothing is standing in your way but yourself… so move out of the way!
Apricots are sweet and perfect year-round. This means that you can make this mascarpone and dried apricot tarte for Easter, Thanksgiving, or Christmas! You and your guests won’t be able to get enough of this easy and fulfilling dessert… no matter what even you bring it to.
The picture should be enough to convince you to make this stupidly appetizing dessert.
It’s pretty easy to make, and way too delicious to only make once. This will be your new favorite dessert, and all your friends’ too… be prepared to hand out recipe cards.
This fresh and easy mascarpone, strawberry, and rhubarb galette is the taste of summer that we have all been waiting for.
You can buy the crust at the store and top this fruity dessert off with fresh and creamy vanilla ice cream.
The classic tiramisu is always something that we look forward to around Christmastime.
You can enjoy this easy eggless tiramisu in no time, and that mascarpone really kicks it up a notch! Add any extra ingredients you like to really make it your own.
This recipe is so easy to make and only requires a couple of ingredients before mixing it all together and chilling overnight.
So, if you love raspberries and coconut, then this is an absolute must-try. It’s perfect for Christmas, but also any other time of year you want something fresh and fun.
This recipe calls for a wholemeal crust to tie everything together and make you feel a little less guilty.
As you will know by now, mascarpone and strawberries work together wonderfully to make something that everyone will love.
Combine those flavors with a crispy crust and some vanilla ice cream on top, and you have a delightful dessert worth trying.
Not sure what vacherin means? Neither do we, but it involves meringue, so we’re in.
The coconut and mango already work together like a dream, but add in lime and the sweet crunch of meringue, and you have yourself a winner.
This dessert is a layered creation of bliss that needs to be made and eaten without exceptions. You can even add strawberries in there for some extra sweetness!
We all know that a no-bake dessert will be favored over a baked one (see also ‘28 Amazing Simple No-Bake Pie Recipes‘)! Why? They’re just a lot easier, right? Well, when it comes to this delectable salted dark chocolate mascarpone tart, it is so easy to make, and it takes the cake for taste! The richness of the dark chocolate and the mascarpone are the perfect pair we never knew we needed.
Oh, look! Another cheesecake worthy of this list. This white chocolate and mascarpone cheesecake with mulberry compote is what dreams are made of.
It’s rich, refreshing, and creamy beyond belief. If you’re looking for a dessert to enjoy after a cookout, this is one that you need to try. So sweet, so creamy, so perfect.
Sometimes you just feel like ice cream, right? Well, you can still have mascarpone and have ice cream! This simple but satisfying dessert recipe will be the go-to for all those hot summer events coming up.
The apricot in this recipe really makes the richness of the mascarpone pop.
Profiteroles are the ultimate classy dessert and, whether we like to admit it or not, they make us feel a little fancier than we are.
The good news is, profiteroles are easy to make as long as you can get the pastry right! From there, it’s easy sailing, and the vanilla mascarpone and strawberry will do the rest of the work for you.
Who doesn’t love an easy and rich carrot cake? This recipe is no exception, and it’s beyond delicious! The orange mascarpone cream is exactly what this cake needs to step it up a notch and be as good as it really can be.
This lemon butter tart is only one of the most delicious that will ever grace your mouth. It’s simple to make, and the ingredients are magical.
So, if you like lemon flavored desserts, then you already know that this refreshing tart is a must and worth being on your radar (see also ‘27 Tastiest Lemon Flavored Desserts That Are Divine‘).
Why stick to one rich and creamy ingredient when you could have two? This baked ricotta and mascarpone cheesecake is one that will go down in history at any event you bring it to.
It’s perfect for Christmas, but also birthdays, Easter, Thanksgiving, Halloween – you get the picture. It’s perfect and delicious, just like a cheesecake should be.
You can’t hear the name of this dessert and not want anymore, that’s not how it works.
This coconut mascarpone mousse is as elegant as it sounds, but not very much work at all.
These flavors are great and complement each other incredibly well. Definitely worth a try, because you will never look back.
This frozen fairy floss cheesecake loaf sounds like it’s the perfect dessert for a 5-year-old princess’ birthday party, and you wouldn’t be wrong! In fact, you can make this cake for any kind of party, or even a picnic.
Drip some melted dark chocolate on top of this creation, and everyone will be looking for more, no matter how old they are.
Isn’t that just one of the most appealing cakes you’ve ever seen? This strawberry tiramisu ripple cake is everything you could ever want and more.
There are coffee layers, as well as Anzac, mascarpone cream, and juicy strawberries, too. You can have this at any event you like, because it will always look the part. Don’t blame us if you dream about this one.
Can’t get enough of coffee and have no intentions of trying to change that? Then it’s a great idea to make this mascarpone chocolate coffee tart the next time you have the chance. It’s so dreamy.
Look at this cannoli mascarpone cheesecake, look us in the eyes, and tell us you don’t want it. If you did, you’d be lying.
This cheesecake is the cheesecake of champions, and you should definitely make it.
Lemon lovers, gather around! This lemon mascarpone layer cake is made with fresh and delicious lemon curd that you simply can’t beat. You will never find a lemon mascarpone layer cake that is so moist and full of flavor.
Drooling just reading that title? We are, too. This red velvet mascarpone cake leaves nothing to be desired, and will fulfill every dream you could have about it.
It’s easy to make, and brings out the rich flavor of the mascarpone and chocolate. Try it if you want to find your new favorite dessert.
This crumble mascarpone mousse with vanilla macadamia crumble, and Italian meringue is precisely as delicious as it sounds.
It’s so easy to make, and will make you feel like you’re at some fancy gig.
You only need a couple of minutes to put everything together and there you have it – an incredibly decadent dessert.
There you go! These delectable mascarpone desserts are perfect for any event, and will take center stage. If you have been craving mascarpone, why not try out one of these options? You won’t be disappointed.
Frequently Asked Questions
Can You Use Mascarpone Instead Of cream Cheese For Cheesecake?
If you want to use mascarpone instead of cream cheese, you just need to add a little lemon juice to add some acidity.
By using mascarpone, your cheesecake will be more decadent and richer.
Can You Use Mascarpone In A Dessert?
Yes! Mascarpone is ideal for numerous kinds of desserts, including cheesecakes, baked cakes, trifles, mousse, tarts, and so much more.
Is Mascarpone Healthier Than Cream Cheese?
No. Mascarpone is higher in calories and fat compared to cream cheese. This gives it the notable velvety texture and incredible richness that makes it popular for fillings, spreads, and frostings.
Is Mascarpone The Same As Philadelphia Cheese?
No, Philadelphia is a type of cream cheese. However, the two can be substituted for each other.
What Can You Eat Mascarpone With?
You can enjoy mascarpone with a variety of things like fruits and tarts. You can also use it to make trifles, or enjoy it with cookies. There are no real rules for what you can or cannot do with it.