frsoting cupcakes but don't want that sugary taste - mascarpone?
Anyone made anything like this with mascarpone.
What do you use as a sweetener and lightener? Whipped cream?
Can you add cocoa or something else for chocolate?
I suppose you could make a cream cheese frosting with mascarpone. You can easily find a recipe online or in any general cookbook. You sweeten with powdered sugar, generally. I don't think you'd add whipped cream in a cream cheese frosting but maybe someone does that. Yes, you can add cocoa, although I can't remember eating a chocolate cream cheese frosting, but I don't see why you couldn't do that.
In general frosting is all about the sugar. A good buttercream frosting is really quite good.
Lots of mascarpone frosting recipes out there, if you google mascarpone frosting or mascarpone icing. I think mascarpone needs at least a little icing sugar, if you're going to use it to top a cupcake.
If you want a less sweet frosting, might consider a lemon mascarpone frosting. http://www.megdonohue.com/recipe/2012...
itryalot, your earlier thread from 2008 is a good resource! ;-) http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/499467
i generally whip butter and cream cheese, then add a wee bit of sugar to taste, but it depends what the cake flavor is too. i don't like sweet, but you need sugar to stabilize it.
whipped cream can be made even less sweet, since good cream has a hint of natural sweetness, but again, depends on the cake.