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Can I make cream cheese frosting with granulated sugar?

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mogs0 Sun 05-Jun-11 19:01:12

I have been using a sugar substitute and made some delish carrot cakes a couple of weeks ago. It wasn't until they'd all been eaten that I realised I'd used the normal icing sugar for the frosting and wondered if I could have used the sugar substitute instead.

jasper Sun 05-Jun-11 19:11:19


mercibucket Sun 05-Jun-11 19:12:20

granulated sugar isn't a sugar substitute grin

allhailtheaubergine Sun 05-Jun-11 19:16:49

Hmm. No you cannot use granulated sugar to make cream cheese frosting. IT would be crunchy.

But I don't really understand your post. Where does the sugar substitute come in? Do you mean Candarel or something like that?

mogs0 Sun 05-Jun-11 19:19:00

Title was more to give an example of the coarseness of the sugar - it's been a very long weekend and my brain isn't fully functioning grin.

I have now found a site with a frosting recipe using the sugar I have.

Lady1nTheRadiator Sun 05-Jun-11 19:22:10

You could put the sugar substitute in a food processor first to make the texture finer, for future reference...personally I don't mind crunch icing blush

Lady1nTheRadiator Sun 05-Jun-11 19:22:33


mogs0 Sun 05-Jun-11 19:27:00

Would it get as fine as icing sugar? I once hand-blended granulated sugar to make caster sugar on my mother's advice.

Lady1nTheRadiator Sun 05-Jun-11 20:22:44

Oh I doubt it - sorry - have ended up being quite useless on this thread blush I was reading on my phone and didn't see the bit about it being icing sugar blush

You could try using honey I suppose as a sweetener to the cream cheese but I am thinking aloud here and no idea if that would work or turn out to be vile.

mogs0 Sun 05-Jun-11 20:42:25

Not useless at all - I'll experiment with different types of sugar/other ingredients and report back soon!

The sugar substitute I have is slightly finer than granulated so might be ok.

PerfickMuther Tue 07-Jun-11 08:03:49

I prefer to omit the sugar as it's bad for the childrens teeth. Use spunk instead.

peachybums Wed 08-Jun-11 21:55:54

It goes crunchy and had bits in yuk learnt from past experience

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