Buttercream Frosting too sweet

I had prepared a cake and the buttercream frosting is too sweet,I would like to make it little less sweet, is there way I can do this. If I whip up some eggwhites and fold them in will that be alright. Please help.

Devangi Raval


RedDog October 29, 2012
I usually add a dash or two of salt.
Nancy May 26, 2014
I was surprised how easy it was. I just gradually added (whipping)cream until it tasted mellower and delicious.
Devangi R. October 29, 2012
Thanks for the suggestions..
Devangi R. October 29, 2012
Okay folks, I didn't really wish to add cream cheese but guess what I finally added cream cheese. It was good not too crazy sweet. The actual recipe called for veg shortening, which I was not keen to use. Do you all like vegetable shortening in frosting..yay or nay..
Dona October 28, 2012
You can add a little lemon juice.

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ATG117 October 27, 2012
I vote for cream cheese. I tend to like my "butter cream" frosting with a touch of cream cheese anyway. I think it always makes for a better frosting.
Monita October 27, 2012
You could also try adding a flavored extract to offset the sweetness
Stephanie B. October 27, 2012
Adding meringue make make it too soft. You can beat in more soft butter or some cream cheese to help lower the sweetness level. This should increase the amount of frosting you have and decrease the concentration of sugar, but will still keep the buttercream consistency.
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