Out Of Unsalted Butter!

Baking By officialamysue Updated 29 Oct 2010 , 2:33pm by floral1210

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officialamysue Posted 29 Oct 2010 , 12:03pm
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Can I replace unsalted butter with shortening?

This frosting recipe calls for unsalted butter and I'm out! icon_sad.gif

It's for maple and cream cheese frosting!

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3GCakes Posted 29 Oct 2010 , 12:06pm
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Can I replace unsalted butter with shortening?

This frosting recipe calls for unsalted butter and I'm out! icon_sad.gif

It's for maple and cream cheese frosting!




Does it also use powdered sugar? I can use salted/unsalted butter in powdered sugar frosting and can't tell the difference.

You can sub shortening, too, but you may want to add back some butter flavor.

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leily Posted 29 Oct 2010 , 12:58pm
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Does it also use powdered sugar? I can use salted/unsalted butter in powdered sugar frosting and can't tell the difference.




Same here, i was going to suggest the same thing.

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officialamysue Posted 29 Oct 2010 , 1:00pm
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Originally Posted by officialamysue

Can I replace unsalted butter with shortening?

This frosting recipe calls for unsalted butter and I'm out! icon_sad.gif

It's for maple and cream cheese frosting!



Does it also use powdered sugar? I can use salted/unsalted butter in powdered sugar frosting and can't tell the difference.

You can sub shortening, too, but you may want to add back some butter flavor.




Yes it asks for powdered sugar. This is the recipe:

Maple Cream Cheese Frosting:
8 oz unsalted butter
1 c. brown sugar
2 (8 oz.) cream cheese

1/2 c maple syrup
1/4 tsp maple flavor extract

Cream Cheese Frosting:
1 lb cream cheese
6 tbsp unsalted butter
1 1/4 c powdered sugar
1 1/2 tsp vanilla

someone help me with the unsalted butter part? :/ please haha.

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leily Posted 29 Oct 2010 , 1:10pm
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i use salted butter in recipes similiar to those and don't have any issues

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officialamysue Posted 29 Oct 2010 , 1:30pm
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i use salted butter in recipes similiar to those and don't have any issues




So just use buttered instead? Or can I do like half shortening and half butter?

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SillyJacs Posted 29 Oct 2010 , 1:40pm
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You can just use all salted butter. You really won't be able to tell the difference. Many recipes call for unsalted butter but then have salt in the recipe. I don't get it. You will be fine with salted butter.

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cakesmart Posted 29 Oct 2010 , 2:00pm
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Agreed...you can use salted butter with the same results...that's what I do for these type of recipes.

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HannahLass Posted 29 Oct 2010 , 2:32pm
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Again salted butter, I always use salted butter just to help cut the sweetness a bit. Everone loves my buttercream and you really can't taste the salt at all.

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floral1210 Posted 29 Oct 2010 , 2:33pm
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Salted butter is often used in buttercream recipes to counteract the overly sweet taste of all the powdered sugar. There should be no problem just using the same amount of salted butter.

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