I'm trying to recreate a frosting from a bakery that no longer makes it :( It was a chocolate buttercream with peanut butter mixed in. I've searched recipes all over the internet and tried with little success, I can never get mine as light as the original or it ends up way too sweet. Any suggestions?
Was it an American or European buttercream?
You may have semi-answered my question. I've been making variations of American, and didn't even realize there were other methods...I'm still pretty new to it!! It was almost like a mousse, pretty light and fluffy, never got that hard crystallized frosting texture.
You may wish to try whipped chocolate ganache with added peanut butter and see if this gives you the result you're looking for.
Stabilized whipped cream mixed with chocolate ganache and peanut butter would probably yield a lighter result.
Try swiss meringue adding chocolate ganache mixed with the peanut butter and if that's still too sweet try pureeing peanuts yourself. Peanut butter has a lot of sugar in it.
Thanks so much all! I'll try your suggestions and report back!
Lol....was thinking it might be mousse or swiss meringue buttercream. Good luck trying some recipes, hope you find what you're looking for.