How To Make A Delicious Peanut Butter Frosting
Videojug and Outsider Tart bring you an easy but delicious recipe for the perfect peanut butter frosting. Ingredients, tips and tricks, will have you whipping up your own frosting like a pro!
We're David and David and you're in Outsider Tart in London, an American style bakery, and today, we're going to show you some tips and tricks on frosting and finishing cakes. I'm going to show you how to make peanut butter frosting. So, we're going to take a look in the bowl which we already have placed in it, cream cheese, peanut butter and a teaspoon of salt.
The cream cheese is about 12 ounces; the peanut butter is about 6 ounces, and the teaspoon of salt. This is the basis for our peanut butter frosting. To that, we're going to add approximately 6 cups of powdered sugar.
Sweeten it to your taste, 5 to 6 will work quite nicely and then, as always, a little bit of vanilla. The salt is mostly in here because this is quite a sweet frosting as you can see from all the sugar that's going in there but really pull out the salty goodness of the peanut flavour. So, you can use whatever peanut butter you want, any of the commercial brands will work nicely.
Natural peanut butters work really good as well. There is no science to that. As with most cream cheese frostings, you don't want to mix too much because your frosting will collapse.
Your cream cheese will become runny. So, it's a good steady cream. So, we're just going to barely combine these things we have in the bowl.
We're then going to add in our sugar a little at a time because you don't want it popping out of the bowl and going crazy and creating a huge mess that you have to clean up later. So, we're going to slightly - this is a very dry frosting to start with - going to slightly move this around. As you see, it is just going everywhere so I'm giving up on this.
I'm going to add all my sugar in here and we'll do a little trick which is just covering our mixer and hoping for the best. So, I'm going to get the rest of the sugar in there. There we go! I'm just going to do a little more mixing which is mostly in vain.
It might make quite the commotion and a mess in your kitchen but it really is quite a good finished product. So, what we're going to do now is put a perfectly clean dish towel over the top of our mixer. This is to reduce - it is very puffy and plumy, so this is just to reduce the impact on the rest of the kitchen.
Resist the urge to peek. I have before and it's not pretty. There we go! We're going to take a look now because I think this should be pretty well-mixed.
All the danger is past. And now, it's just a matter of creaming this down. While it starts creaming, we're going to add a little bit of vanilla, about a teaspoon and a half.
At this point, if you like crunchy peanut butter versus creamy peanut butter - I'm a creamy peanut butter fan so I'm not going to do this - but you can add peanut pieces into this. So, just bang up or crush up some nice peanuts and you can put it in here and you can have a nice crunchy peanut butter frosting. Like I've said, I'm a creamy peanut butter fan so I am going to keep this just as it is.
Scrape down your blade really well and we're going to scrape up from the bottom of your bowl to make sure you have everything picked up, well combined, and there are no chunks of sugar or peanut butter that's not been incorporated or cream cheese that's not been incorporated. So, scrape around your sides of your bowl and down underneath. And, as you can see, down in there, we had some peanut butter that hadn't been mixed in.
You can mix this in by hand by folding it in. You can smell that! That's lovely! And that is now finished! If it's too thick for you, there is no crime in putting the paddle back on and churning it around a little more. But, that is a finished peanut butter frosting! That's good! And that's how you make peanut butter frosting. .