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Peanut Butter Swiss Merengue Buttercream

Updated: Feb 28


top view of a chocolate ganache covered cake with chocolate swiss meringue buttercream florets piped along the outside edge of the top of the cake which then are topped with halves of reeses pieces chocolates.
Chocolate and Peanut Butter Cake

Swiss Meringue buttercream is my go to icing and is soooo tasty. Smooth, fluffy and "peanutbuttery," this is what cake dreams are made of. I have shared a few different flavors that I really enjoy, but this one is one to remember. It pairs really well with chocolate cake and chocolate ganache. (I have shared my ganache recipe as well.) I got my inspiration from my moms love for the Reese's pieces candy bar. This cake was made for her birthday one year. This is as close a cake can get to replicating that dreamy flavour. she loved and I hope others will too.


TIPS AND TRICKS

For MORE tips and trick please view my "smooth and creamy swiss meringue buttercream" recipe.

- This version is ideal for filling and covering cakes or cupcakes but is softer then classic swiss meringue buttercream due to the peanut butter. It will do some basic decorating, but if you are looking to do more detailed decorating I would make a batch of the classic swiss meringue buttercream for that.

- I also withheld the pinch of salt as I found the peanut butter was salty enough


a simple peanut butter swiss meringue buttercream covered cake topped with a chocolate ganache drip
Peanut Butter Swiss Meringue & Chocolate Ganache

WHAT YOU WILL NEED:

Mixer, double boiler (or pot with heat proof bowl), spatula, measuring cups and spoons


Ingredients:

1 Cup butter (room temperature and cubed)

1/4 Cup creamy peanut butter

1 Cup granular sugar

4 Egg Whites

1 Tsp vanilla

1/4 Tsp cream of tartar


Directions:

- Over a double boiler whisk together your egg whites, sugar, and cream of tartar until sugar is completely dissolved. Approximately 4 to 5 min.

- Transfer to Mixer with whisk attachment and gradually increase speed to medium high speed over a 2 min period. Continue whipping until cool before adding the butter. (once stiff peaks have formed, may place it in the fridge for a bit to speed up the cooling process or just keep whipping.)

Chocolate ganache covered cake topped with peantu butter swiss meringue buttercream and reeses pieces candies.
Chocolate Peanut Butter Cake

- Once egg whites have cooled, switch to paddle attachment. (this removes air bubbles from the buttercream and gives a smoother finish)

- Add room temperature butter in cubes to your egg whites starting on medium low speed and gradually increasing to medium high speed (approximately 2 min). Continue whipping until cooled.

- If it looks like it is separating, it is not, just keep whipping and it will come together.

-Next add your vanilla and peanut butter and beat together until incorporated.

- Spread on or in your cakes or top your cupcakes with it and enjoy.



Check out my you tube channel to see how Swiss Meringue Buttercream is made. (video is showing my raspberry swiss meringue but it is the same method except you add peanut butter instead).


YOU TUBE channel "Sweet and Savoury @hollysrecipes22"


Raspberry Swiss Meringue Buttercream:

https://youtu.be/UIv3z1wZ2hY

Vanilla Swiss Meringue Buttercream and Technique

https://youtu.be/sWlDwAr0tR4


Recipe's That Pair Well With This Buttercream:


Make this buttercream for my "Ultimate Rich Chocolate Cake". It is super moist and decadent and peanut butter and chocolate are best friends

https://hollysrecipes.wixsite.com/sweetandsavoury/post/ultimate-rich-chocolate-cake


Chocolate Ganache Recipe: Chocolate and heavy cream added together to make a rich and creamy chocolate ganache for drips, filling or dipping fruit.

https://hollysrecipes.wixsite.com/sweetandsavoury/post/chocolate-ganache


OTHER GREAT RECIPES:


SMOOTH AND CREAMY SWISS MERINGUE BUTTERCREAM SEE THIS RECIPE FOR DETAILED TIPS AND TRICKS ON MAKING SWISS MERINGUE BUTTERCREAM

https://hollysrecipes.wixsite.com/sweetandsavoury/post/smooth-and-creamy-swiss-merengue-buttercream


STRAWBERRY SWISS MERINGUE BUTTERCREAM:

https://hollysrecipes.wixsite.com/sweetandsavoury/post/strawberry-swiss-meringue-buttercream


WHTIE CLOUD CAKE:

https://hollysrecipes.wixsite.com/sweetandsavoury/post/white-cloud-cake



Whether its Sweet or Savoury, let it be made with love.

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