Easy Lemon Mascarpone Layer Cake

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    Directions

    1. Make Lemon Syrup: Combine sugar and water in a small saucepan over medium low heat, stirring occasionally, until sugar has completely dissolved.  Remove from heat and cool completely.  Add lemon juice.  Refrigerate until needed.
    2. Make Mascarpone Frosting: Whip cream to soft peaks then add confectioners sugar a little at a time until stiff peaks form. Refrigerate. Place mascarpone and lemon curd in a bowl and stir until well combined.
    3. Carefully fold in the whipped cream until mixture is uniform.  Do not overmix. Keep chilled until needed.
    4. In a springform pan, layer lady fingers in bottom, then brush heavily with lemon syrup.  Top with a layer of mascarpone frosting.  Repeat with another layer of lady fingers and lemon syrup.  Finally top with a thick layer of remaining frosting.  Garnish with white chocolate curls, if desired.  Chill thoroughly before slicing.
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    NOTES:

    1. If you can’t find mascarpone, you can substitute cream cheese. Just add an additional tablespoon of powdered sugar.
    2. Store-bought lady fingers and lemon curd can be used if in a hurry.


    Recipe developed for Dixie Crystals by Susan Whetzel @doughmesstic.

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