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Old 05-09-2012, 12:48 PM   #11
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Another reason for me to use it. I started searching out lower sugar recipes for Shrek when he was diagnosed with Diabetes and thought this one was a keeper. It works for us.
That is why I like cream cheese frosting. Less sugar. I am so used to having no sweets, that when I do, I usually find it so sweet, it makes me nauseous.
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Thank you for the recipe! The meringue buttercream worked out beautifully, but I can't wait to try this one! On the site that I got my Swiss meringue buttercream recipe from, the woman said that she loved using her flour recipe, but it wasn't as stable with additions. Has anyone tried to add things to this recipe? Chocolate? Fruit? Any flavorings besides vanilla?
Sprout, glad your cake and frosting worked out!

You can add chocolate to a flour frosting recipe if you either swap sifted cocoa for part/all the flour or add slightly more liquid until the desired consistency is reached. I would do the replacement option.

For flavourings, just substitute a flavour for the vanilla. Depending on the intensity (peppermint and almond are stronger than vanilla or coconut), you will use more or less than vanilla. You may need to adjust the liquid accordingly, but it should be so minimal it won't hurt it.

Fruit is another story. I am not sure what you mean by adding fruit, but it will dramatically change the frosting and probably make it non workable.

Hope that helps!
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That is why I like cream cheese frosting. Less sugar. I am so used to having no sweets, that when I do, I usually find it so sweet, it makes me nauseous.
This is a good choice, Addie except you need to watch the fat content. Your cream cheese is different from our in Canada (even under the same brand name) so I don't know the fat content of your regular or lite versions, but here our regular version is high in fat and the lighter version has a little less fat and slightly more sugar.

On the whole I think you are safe, but just wanted to let you know all sides! It's the special diets cook vs pastry chef in me!
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