Citrus frosting

Made with mascarpone and a dollop of yoghurt, this frosting replaces icing sugar with maple syrup or honey to cut down on refined sugar. For a citrus kick, use limes, lemons or orange. Try using it to ice our easy-mix carrot cakes.


250g mascarpone
2 lemons (or 1 orange or 3 limes)
2 tbsp maple syrup or honey
1-2 tbsp natural yoghurt


1. Empty the mascarpone into a large mixing bowl and use the back of a wooden spoon to break it down until smooth.

2. Get the kids to help you zest your chosen fruit then cut it up and juice it. Box graters work well for zesting and hand-held juicers make light work of the job for little hands.

3. Stir in the zest and juice of your chosen fruit then add the maple syrup and honey and stir again. Finally, add 1-2 tbsp yoghurt - you want to get to a nice spreadable consistency but not too runny and this will depend on the amount of juice you got out of your fruit.