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MissMatched
« on: July 02, 2008 07:52:39 AM »

Hi everyone!
I really need a good not-too-sweet white frosting recipe.  I want this to go on basic yellow cake mixes.  I have one already for lime/lemon frosting, but I can't seem to find one that I like that's plain.  Every experiment I have with buttercream ends up being too sweet for my liking.

I was thinking of maybe cream cheese, but don't know how that would taste on a yellow cake. Something more like what you would get from duncan hines or betty crocker, but not as processed.  Any suggestions from the peanut gallery?

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« Reply #1 on: July 08, 2008 09:26:26 AM »

There are recipes for flour-based cooked frostings that aren't too sweet.  They're usually very creamy, so you wouldn't want to use it for decorating.

http://www.recipezaar.com/42282

http://www.recipezaar.com/33408

These both look like the sort of frosting recipe that I'm talking about.
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« Reply #2 on: July 09, 2008 08:50:29 AM »

1 pkg dream whip
1 small pkg instant pudding any flavor
1 1/2 cups cold milk

beat with electric mixer until blended.


straight off the dream whip box. i've used this recipe a gazillion times and everyone always loves it.
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« Reply #3 on: July 15, 2008 07:28:54 PM »

HI!  I often add cream cheese to frostings to "tone down" the sweetness of them....Soften the cream cheese first....I don't think it tastes cheesy at all - just more creamy and less sweet...MMMMM!!  It almost adds to the butter taste! YUM
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« Reply #4 on: July 15, 2008 08:27:27 PM »

if you're looking for smething really awesome, check out recipes for italian buttercream, it's not too sweet but very smooth on the mouth

(it's basically italian meringue with lots of butter!)
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« Reply #5 on: January 07, 2009 05:51:36 PM »

Hey i got one!
i know this is from july but i was going through the board and i saw this.
we do the cream cheese thing here in my house. what you do is you take cream cheese thats softened and put it in a bowl with powdered sugar and mix it with a fork which is pretty tough but it works. my family always adds like the whole bag of powdered sugar but me personally i just like to add a little at a time and then taste it before it gets too sweet. then its creamy and delicious and its not like holy cow sugar! and then you can make it however sweet you like to and it still tastes good. also you should add some vanilla cause that really is great! you can add a splash of milk too if you like.
i hope this helps you out!
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