Cinnamon Dolce Latte Cake with Mascarpone Frosting

Ultimate Cinnamon Dolce Latte Cake with Mascarpone FrostingDecadent ultra moist Cinnamon Dolce Latte Cake with Mascarpone Frosting. Our top cake this season!

The Ultimate Cinnamon Dolce Latte Cake with Mascarpone Frosting
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Obviously if I deem a recipe “blog-worthy” and share it on A Spicy Perspective, I think it’s pretty exceptional.

But this cake. THIS CAKE. Is utterly, devilishly, outlandishly divine!

In fact, it is absolutely my current favorite cake here on ASP, with this one as a close second.

If you plan on making one cake this holiday season… Guys, this is the cake.

Best Cinnamon Dolce Latte Cake with Mascarpone Frosting

The story behind my Cinnamon Dolce Latte Cake with Mascarpone Frosting is not that exciting. But trust me, not everything wonderful has to come from sensationalized beginnings.

I usually sneak a coffee once a week when I go the the grocery store. This is not my only coffee of the week, but it’s the one cup loaded with sugar, flavor syrups, and cream.

Decadent Cinnamon Dolce Latte Cake with Mascarpone Frosting

A few weeks ago I decided to treat myself to a Cinnamon Dolce Latte from the grocery store Starbucks. As I was sipping my hot latte and perusing the cheese section, my eyes scanned over the mascarpone cheese.

In an instant, I let out a gasp loud enough to turn heads as I made a mental connection that mascarpone cheese and Cinnamon Dolce Lattes belonged together… Preferably in cake.

Perfect Cinnamon Dolce Latte Cake with Mascarpone Frosting

That’s it. I came home and started testing recipes until this little beauty came into being.

Cinnamon Dolce Latte Cake with Mascarpone Frosting is my pride and joy this season. Everyone that was fortunate enough to have a taste at my house, swooned in momentary ecstasy.

Perfect Cinnamon Dolce Latte Cake with Mascarpone Frosting

It offers just enough cinnamon, cream, and espresso flavor without being overpowering. The texture is ridiculously silky with a fine tender crumb.

In fact, this cake is so delicate you must place parchment paper circles in the bottom of each cake pan to flip the cakes out in one piece.

Best Cinnamon Dolce Latte Cake with Mascarpone Frosting

And the frosting?

Two words… Spreadable debauchery. 

Ultimate Cinnamon Dolce Latte Cake with Mascarpone Frosting

We think Cinnamon Dolce Latte Cake with Mascarpone Frosting needs to make an appearance at your house this holiday season.

Fancify the cake by adding plastic christmas tree cake toppers for a look that matches its festive flavor!

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Dazzling Cinnamon Dolce Latte Cake with Mascarpone Frosting

Looking for a lighter mascarpone treat? Try this Low Carb Mascarpone Mousse with Roasted Strawberries!

Amazing Cinnamon Dolce Latte Cake with mascarpone frosting
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Cinnamon Dolce Latte Cake with Mascarpone Frosting

Prep Time
25 mins
Cook Time
20 mins
Total Time
45 mins
Easy Cinnamon Dolce Latte Cake with Mascarpone Frosting. This amazingly moist holiday cake will be the thrill of your gathering this year!
Servings: 12
Nutrition Facts
Cinnamon Dolce Latte Cake with Mascarpone Frosting
Amount Per Serving (1 slice)
Calories 790 Calories from Fat 295
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 32.8g 50%
Saturated Fat 20g 100%
Cholesterol 152mg 51%
Sodium 456mg 19%
Total Carbohydrates 116.3g 39%
Dietary Fiber 1.2g 5%
Sugars 89.2g
Protein 10.9g 22%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.


For the Cinnamon Dolce Latte Cake:
For the Mascarpone Frosting:


  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Grease three 9-inch round cake pans and cut parchment paper circles to fit down in the bottom of each pan. Flatten the circles in the bottom of the pans to remove air bubbles.

  2. Mix the cake flour, espresso powder, cinnamon, baking powder, and salt together in a bowl. In the bowl of an electric stand mixer, cream the butter and sugars together on high until light and fluffy, 3-5 minutes. Scrape the bowl and beat on low, adding in the milk, eggs, and vanilla extract. Slowly add in the flour mixture. Scrape the bowl again and beat until well combined.

  3. Pour the cake batter evenly into the three prepared pans. Bake for 20-25 minutes, until a tooth pick inserted into the middle of the cake comes out clean. Cool in the pans for 10 minutes. Then gently flip onto cooling racks and peel off the parchment paper.
  4. Once the cakes cool to room temperature, move on to the frosting. With an electric mixer, beat the mascarpone cheese and cream together until smooth. Add the salt. Slowly beat in powdered sugar until the frosting is firm enough to spread and set.
  5. Gently flip one cake layer onto a cake plate. Add one-quarter of the frosting and spread to the edges. Flip the second cake onto the first layer. Spread one-quarter of the frosting over the second cake. Repeat with the last cake layer and the remaining one-half of the frosting. Allow the frosting to hang over the edges (like snow) with exposed edges, or smooth the frosting down over the sides for a rustic finish. Refrigerate to set the frosting. Then cover and keep refrigerated.
  6. When ready to serve, let the cake sit out at room temperature for at least one hour. Decorate the top with plastic trees and sprinkle powdered sugar snow over the top.

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25 comments on “Cinnamon Dolce Latte Cake with Mascarpone Frosting

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  5. Rachaelposted October 28, 2018 at 7:38 pm Reply

    How much espresso powder? I see it in the instructions, but not listed in the actual recipe so I’m not sure how much to use!

    • Sommer Collierposted October 30, 2018 at 10:23 pm Reply

      Hi Rachael,

      We are in the middle of a recipe format update but unfortunately there have been some glitches. Sorry about that. All fixed!

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  7. dianaposted August 31, 2017 at 2:48 am Reply

    How many cupcakes would you think this would make?  I’m making several different flavors for  a church celebration at our church, With vanilla and chocolate and needed another option, this seems perfect!  

  8. Seanposted December 17, 2016 at 10:25 pm Reply

    Thanks for sharing! Can this cake be made ahead for Christmas? If so, how would you recommend storing it to preserve flavors and texture?

    • Sommerposted December 22, 2016 at 11:57 pm Reply

      Hi Sean,

      You can make it 3-4 days ahead, and leave out at room temperature well covered. You can also make it further ahead and freeze it. Just make sure to wrap it very well. Happy Baking!

  9. Anikaposted December 8, 2016 at 1:30 am Reply

    I came here looking for some surprise cakes this Christmas, and I found the one for my kids.
    Thanks for sharing :)

  10. Irisposted December 2, 2016 at 12:30 am Reply

    Can the instant espresso be replaced by Nescafé? I’ve been trying to find a recipe for a cinnamon cake and I hope this is it, it looks delicious. I think I’ll do it tomorrow!

    • Sommerposted December 6, 2016 at 8:43 am Reply

      Hi Iris,

      Absolutely! Let me know hoe it turns out. Happy Baking!! :)

      • Irisposted January 10, 2017 at 12:08 pm

        Hi Sommer!

        So I baked this cake before Christmas and it is absolutely fantastic (I used nescafé and it turned out delicious). My siblings and my mom (and I) love cinnamon so this is a fantastic cake for us. The only thing was that I only used 3 cups of powdered sugar for the frosting, I think 6 is too much and besides it hardened so I could easily frost the cake. My brother loved it so much that he asked me to bake another one and leave it as as his birthday present (I live in another town) and I must say the cake did not last 3 days, he almost ate it all by himself lol.
        Thanks for sharing this wonderful recipe. Now is one of my favorites. I found instant espresso, I shall try that one and let you know the difference of taste once I do.

      • Sommerposted January 12, 2017 at 12:20 pm

        Hi Iris,

        Thanks for reporting back. I’m so glad everyone liked it – What a great story! :)

  11. Maria Lichtyposted November 28, 2016 at 6:23 pm Reply

    I have no words, this cake is so beatiful!

  12. Marla Meridithposted November 28, 2016 at 5:48 pm Reply

    Beautiful holiday cake Sommer!!!

  13. julie | table for twoposted November 28, 2016 at 3:20 pm Reply

    Such an adorable cake! What an impression it would make this holiday season!

  14. ataposted November 28, 2016 at 3:13 pm Reply

    What a beautiful recipe!!! Gonnna try this!! Can i half the recipe though? I don’t want a big  big cake haha :)

  15. Julia @ HappyFoods Tubeposted November 28, 2016 at 11:23 am Reply

    What a lovely cake! Love the mascarpone frosting and those tiny trees :)!

  16. Naomiposted November 28, 2016 at 10:37 am Reply

    Such a fun and festive flavored cake! Love.

  17. Kevin @ Closet Cookingposted November 28, 2016 at 10:28 am Reply

    Lovely cake!

  18. Heather Christoposted November 28, 2016 at 10:14 am Reply

    What a cute cake!! I love the flavors!

  19. Emily @ Life on Foodposted November 28, 2016 at 8:32 am Reply

    This looks absolutely amazing! Perfect for the holidays but really any time.

  20. Jenny Flakeposted November 28, 2016 at 7:36 am Reply

    This sounds fantastic!  So pretty too!!