Mascarpone..can I Use It Instead Of Cream Cheese?

Baking By cupcakeqt72 Updated 27 Apr 2012 , 1:02am by KoryAK

cupcakeqt72 Posted 26 Apr 2012 , 4:48pm
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I am wanting to try Mascarpone in a buttercream. Can I substitute it for cream cheese in a cream cheese buttercream? Does anything need to be changed in the recipe? Thanks!

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AnnieCahill Posted 26 Apr 2012 , 8:07pm
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I would think so, but just be aware that it's very soft. I really like mascarpone. It's kind of sweet on its own, but very expensive!

cupcakeqt72 Posted 26 Apr 2012 , 9:31pm
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Thanks for the reply. I have wanted to try it because I see it used so much on the Food Network shows. I bought some and the cost is way to much for me as a hobby baker. I just want to make sure I use it right the first time! icon_biggrin.gif

AnnieCahill Posted 26 Apr 2012 , 10:32pm
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I have only ever used it for tiramisu or tiramisu filling for a cake. It is very expensive but it is so silky and delicious!

KoryAK Posted 27 Apr 2012 , 1:02am
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See if a local wholesaler will sell to you. Here, mascarpone at the grocery store is like $8 for 8oz (last time I checked 3 years ago!) and I can get a 5# tub for $20 from my wholesaler.

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